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BBC Birmingham - this is what we do

BBC Birmingham is based at The Mailbox in the city centre.

The Mailbox is home to the BBC in Birmingham. After nearly 33 years, the BBC said goodbye to its famous Pebble Mill broadcasting centre, for a new home in the heart of the city centre.

HRH Princess Anne officially opened BBC Birmingham at The Mailbox on Thursday 9th September 2004.

So what do we do here in Birmingham?

Network television

Television Dramas such as Doctors and Dalziel & Pascoe are produced in Birmingham.

Because some programmes have special requirements, they are based at the Drama Village on the campus of the University of Birmingham.

There is also a Features & Documentaries department based at The Mailbox, that produce a broad range of Factual programming for the BBC, including gardening programmes, Country File, and many others.

Regional & Local Programmes

Local news programme Midlands Today, Inside Out and The Politics Show all come from BBC Birmingham.

Network Radio

Birmingham produces a third of Radio 2's output as well as programmes for Radio 4, Radio Five Live and the Asian Network.

Local Radio

BBC WM is the local radio station for Birmingham and the Black Country. It is the BBC's largest local radio station outside London.

New Media

The England and BBC Local websites, 'Travel News' and 'Video Nation' websites are just some of the New Media output from Birmingham.

Come and take a look

The ‘Public Space’ is the foyer area of the BBC. Here you can explore the past, present and future of BBC Birmingham, with displays reflecting the history of the BBC in the city.

You can also access the BBC's websites and view displays and exhibitions. There is a BBC shop where you can purchase BBC merchandise, as well as a small coffee bar.

Take a tour

If you're intrigued to see behind the scenes, BBC Birmingham tours are now available. Find out more from the link below.

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