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Visit BBC Birmingham's state-of-the-art studios: home of The Archers, Midlands Today and BBC WM. Take a peek behind the scenes and then join in some interactive fun as you create your own radio drama complete with sound effects and music! BBC Tour...more
BBC Broadcasting House | Level 10, The Mailbox, Birmingham B1 1RF, England
+44 370 901 1227
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Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Super interesting tour hosted by knowledgeable guides. As a long time Archers addict this was a simply a must do tour but even if you've never heard of The Archers (shame! 😀) this experience has so much to offer. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 903MDH
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Sue & John, our tour guides could not have made our tour any more interesting; they were simply excellent. Upon arrival, we were courteously greeted and searched before being offered seats awaiting the tour start time.Sue (BBC Producer) and John (BBC Tour guide) arrived to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John D
Reviewed 20 November 2018

I didn’t realise how much fun you could have in a dead room until I went on a BBC Birmingham studio tour. It was fascinating to learn how the indoor and out door scenes are recorded for the Archers. There was so much to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Minnietitan
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Excellent tour highly recommend John and Emma were amazing tour guides, informative and very friendly. Surprised to see how small some studios were. Our play at the end was fun, a really good way to spend time.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Emily W
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We did the tour on 24 October with Alex and Sue and thoroughly enjoyed it. They were professional, informative and fun. As a lifelong Archers fan the look into their studios was a revelation and going into the news studio and gallery was interesting too....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue W
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Excellent tour and guides. We all learnt a lot especially about The Archers! Would recommend it to anyone.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

I’ve done the BBC tour of Broadcasting House in London, which was good, but I much preferred this because you saw much more of what was broadcast from here everyday. If you’re an Archers fan you will love it as you visit the studio it’s...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary B
Reviewed 19 October 2018

I attended at the BBC Mailbox, Birmingham on October 17th 2018. The tour was conducted by Alex & John who did an excellent job both in how they explained everything and the pace at which the tour proceeded. It was very enlightening to see the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

An excellent tour by John, Bobby and Holly. Special kudos to Holly who presented an excellent tour of the Archers studio - not one of the standard tours but it really should be. Excellent "behind the scenes" insights which have enhanced my listening pleasure. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JDWales
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I enjoyed the tour of BBC Birmingham. I would highlight the professionalism of (Sue) the guide, who spoke for 1 hour and thirty minutes and every single minute was fascinating. She got the balance right between factual details and personal anecdotes, which gave the insider...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Nancy M
14 March 2017|
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Response from BBCTours | Property representative |
Good morning Nancy, Unfortunately BBC Tours have been suspended until further notice across all sites including Birmingham. Our staff at the booking office are working really hard to contact everyone and let them know in... More
Margaret S
13 January 2017|
Response from BBCTours | Property representative |
Hello Margaret, thank you for taking time to contact BBC Birmingham Tours. We do recommend a minimum age of 9 for the tours as much of the content is quite adult in content and centres around programming that is, we feel... More