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BBC Norwich opens its doors for BBC Tours

BBC Norwich has become the latest BBC building to open its doors to the public and is offering visitors the chance to gain a behind-the-scenes insight on how a regional broadcasting centre operates.

All over the country regional news is watched on screen by thousands of people and now viewers have an exciting opportunity to see, touch and even smell the real studios.

This is a fantastic chance to gain access to the rarely seen world behind the famous TV and radio programmes broadcast and produced from BBC Norwich at The Forum.

BBC Tour guides will give an insight into the many programmes originating from BBC Norwich and the level of work it takes to get them from script to screen.

BBC Norwich Tours offer visitors the chance to see the BBC Radio Norfolk studios which may be broadcasting live, with listeners' favourite presenters behind the microphones.

The tour also includes a visit to the Look East TV studio and production gallery to find out what it is like behind the scenes of the BBC in Norwich – including a peek into the presenters' dressing rooms, an edit suite and Julie's Weather office. 

At the end of the tour visitors have the chance to try their hands at presenting or operating the cameras in the new purpose-built Open Studio.

People have been welcomed behind the scenes at BBC Television Centre in London for more than 10 years.

In January 2009 visitors were offered the chance to explore the intriguing world of BBC Birmingham or BBC Manchester, now BBC Norwich is opening its doors to allow visitors to gain an insight into the BBC's regional output in Norwich.

Notes to Editors

For further details please visit bbc.co.uk/tours.

Bookings can be made by calling: 0370 901 1227 (callers from outside the UK should call: +44 28 9053 5904). Textphone number for hearing-impaired callers is: 0370 903 0304.

BBC Norwich 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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