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Tours are available at BBC Birmingham

Take a look behind the scenes of BBC Birmingham, home to Midlands Today, BBC WM and The Archers.

BBC Tours offer visitors the chance to gain access to the fascinating world behind some of the BBC's favourite TV and radio programmes and even take part in a special recording of a radio drama, complete with sound effects and music!

Our experienced BBC Tour guides give an insight into the programmes originating from BBC Birmingham and the level of work it takes to get them from script to screen. They are also on hand to answer any burning questions relating to technical wizardry or about famous faces to have visited the building!

Famous faces

During the tour there is always the chance of bumping into a favourite presenter, actor or radio DJ, hearing some trade secrets or being party to some juicy gossip whilst passing the actors' green room.

BBC Birmingham
BBC Birmingham

See the studios where BBC Midlands Today is broadcast from and find out just how tough it is to be a presenter. Hear about the 24/7 BBC News online facilities based at BBC Birmingham and how they deal with up to 300 news stories a day.


BBC Tours run regularly on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, all day on Saturdays, and last for approximately 90 minutes. For details about ticket prices, please visit the BBC Tours website .

Booking details

Bookings for a tour of BBC Birmingham can be made online .

For group bookings of more than 10 people and bookings for wheelchair users, or people who have any other disability-related needs, please call our booking line so that we can discuss any specific requirements: 0370 901 1227*.

Callers from outside the UK should call: +44 17 3242 7770.

Textphone number for hearing-impaired callers is: 0370 903 0304*.

*UK-wide rate charged at no more than 01/02 geographic numbers. Calls may be recorded for training purposes.

BBC Birmingham is a working building so it cannot be guaranteed who or what visitors see on the day of their visit. Each tour is tailored around the daily studio activities, so no two tours are ever the same.


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