Behind the Scenes at the Beeb

Our friends at the BBC are going to be busy on First Thursday – working hard on Election Night.

So they’ve agreed to host the Press Club’s regular networking night on the Second Thursday of May (12th).  We’ll then find out what really happens inside BBC Birmingham with the chance to take a tour and hear what’s planned from the region’s BBC boss.

If you would like to take a look behind the scenes of regional news programme Midlands Today, sit in the presenter’s chair at local radio station BBC WM and visit the BBC’s radio drama studio - home to the world-famous Archers and Radio 4s most ambitious drama serial Home Front – sign up now.

BBC Tour Guides bring the fantastic TV, radio and online productions to life in a variety of creative ways and explain how the BBC gets ideas from script to screen and how production teams work right up to the wire to deliver what you see and hear at home.

And you'll be able to have a go at making your very own radio play in the BBC Tours Interactive room.

Birmingham Press Club members are invited to sign up for a one-hour tour around the BBC’s Mailbox building and join media colleagues for networking drinks and conversation inside BBC Birmingham.

The BBC’s Head of Region and Local Programmes, David Jennings, will welcome members to the Birmingham home of the BBC.

Please send your name and preference for a 5.30 or 6.30 tour (tours will be allocated on first-come basis) to fred.bromwich@btinternet.com by 6 May.

Press Club members – those on a tour or not – are requested to meet in the BBC Birmingham Reception in the Mailbox from 5.25pm. Refreshments will be available.

Details on how to join the Press Club may be found on our website, www.birmingham-press-club.co.uk or by getting in touch with Membership Secretary Adrian Kibbler on 07831 690940. E-mail: adrian@akpr.ltd.uk