Our tour of the BBC studios was a great way to round off our series of ‘People, Places, Pride’ events this year. After a welcome from Joe Godwin, Director of the BBC in the Midlands, we saw where The Archers is recorded and how all the sound effects are made, we visited the Midlands Today studio [which is much smaller than it appears on TV] and we learnt how 360 degree films are made and what Planet Earth looks like in virtual reality. Finally, we recorded two short plays, and you can hear them by clicking on the links below. Apologies to all Archers Addicts for our poor impersonation of the Grundys!

Listen to The Archers

Listen to the afternoon play