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BBC on Tour 2005

A visitor has a go at operating the autocue machine
Visitors get a behind the scenes view of the BBC

Ever wanted to know what it's like presenting the news on television or radio?

Or maybe you've wondered what goes on behind the scenes on the programmes or news website.

This summer, BBC News and Sport on Tour is giving you the chance to find out more about BBC News, Sport and Weather and meet members of the team who make it happen.

The tour crew will be travelling around the UK this summer to give you the chance to have a go at some of their jobs and find out more about the BBC.

A pair of presenters get tips from BBC staff
There's expert advice available for budding presenters

The team includes many of the journalists, producers, editors, directors, engineers and designers who work on the BBC's programmes and websites.

Presenters from national and local BBC television and radio programmes will also be on hand to offer tips to budding presenters as they find out just what it's like to present a programme under the glaring lights using autocue.

The activities visitors can try include:

  • Reading a news, sport or weather bulletin or operating the cameras, sound, vision desk or autocue machine.
  • Reading a radio news programme or trying out the studio manager's role
  • Creating a story for the BBC News or Sport website
  • Trying out some of the games and activities on CBBC Newsround Press Pack website
  • Browsing the BBC's website, including news, sport, weather and iCan
  • Taking a tour of the BBC digital services
  • Doing some sports commentary with the BBC Sport team
  • Finding out about jobs, trainee schemes and work experience at the BBC

    Most of the activities are suitable for both children and adults.

    News and Sport on Tour will be open daily 1000 to 1800 at the following locations:

    Thursday 30 June to Sunday 3 July: Festival of the Sea, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    Wednesday 6 July to Saturday 9 July:
    SkillCity, Excel Exhibition Centre, London, E16 (opening hours 1000 to 1600)

    Tuesday 12 July to Thursday 14 July
    The Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate

    Monday 25 July to Wednesday 27 July
    Tall Ships Race, Mill Road, Gateshead

    Friday 29 July and Saturday 30 July
    Clock Tower Shopping Centre, Leicester

    Saturday 6 August and Sunday 7 August
    Truckfest, Edinburgh Royal Highlands Showground

    Tuesday 9 August and Wednesday 10 August
    Anglesey County Show, Holyhead

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