The Archers exclusive tours launch at BBC Birmingham

Do you love The Archers? Are you interested in learning more about how each episode is made? Would you like to have a go yourself and act in your own special episode? Then grab your wellies, clear your throat and get ready for the longest running radio drama in the world to open the doors to the wonderful world of Ambridge.

BBC Birmingham is offering for the first time ever, exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of BBC Radio 4’s long running radio drama.

Fans will get to revel in all its secrets and magic that makes The Archers what it is today, including how the sound effects bring Ambridge to life, they’ll have the chance to visit The Archers recording studio, the Ops Room and even the Green Room. There will also be a chance to see original scripts, cast photos and memorabilia from The Archers archive and fans will get to learn how storylines are created and episodes recorded from script to broadcast.

As an extra special treat, visitors will get to recreate an iconic Archers scene and take the recording home as a special memento of the visit.

Furthermore there will be a quiz to show off and test their Archers knowledge and find out who really know their Aldridges from their Grundys!

Jeremy Howe, editor of The Archers comments: “We are delighted that some of our listeners will get the chance to take a peek behind the curtain to see how we create The Archers in all of its glory and magic.”

Joe Godwin, Director of BBC in the Midlands said “BBC Birmingham’s so proud of The Archers, a global phenomenon made in the Midlands. Its devoted fans are in for a real treat, going behind-the-scenes, and we’re excited to welcome them through the doors of BBC Birmingham.”

Tickets can be booked online at www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours or by calling the booking line on 0370 901 1227*.

(*Bookings must be made online via the BBC Tours website. However, groups of more than 10 people, or guests with access-related needs should call 0370 901 1227* so that we can discuss specific requirements before confirming your booking.)

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