BBC Birmingham’s Public Space, Birmingham

BBC Birmingham’s Public Space, Birmingham

BBC Birmingham is one of the oldest regional arms of the BBC. It was the first region outside of London to start broadcasting both the corporation's radio (in 1922) and television (in 1949) transmissions, the latter from the Sutton Coldfield television transmitter. For many years, BBC Birmingham was based at the Pebble Mill Studios, but in 2004 moved to the brand-new Mailbox facility in the city centre. Pebble Mill has since been demolished to make way for a science park, however the site is currently empty as of 2010.

Pebble Mill at One, an afternoon talk show, ran for many years from the 1973 to 1986 on BBC1, with several long-standing presenters, including Alan Titchmarsh, and raised the profile of the Pebble Mill studios almost to the status of a national institution. Birmingham is home to BBC Midlands Today (television) and BBC WM (radio).

BBC Birmingham is not to be confused with BBC Midlands, which is also based at the Mailbox. BBC Birmingham is the name of the Network Productions Centre in Birmingham making network programmes for television and radio. BBC Midlands is the regional operation providing news, current affairs and other regional programmes.

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Sight Name: BBC Birmingham’s Public Space
Sight Location: Birmingham, England
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Kids Entertainment Tour in Birmingham  

Walking Tours in Birmingham, England

Create Your Own Walk in Birmingham

Create Your Own Walk in Birmingham

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Beautiful Architecture in Birmingham

Beautiful Architecture in Birmingham

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Religious Buildings in Birmingham

Religious Buildings in Birmingham

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Nightlife Walking Tour in Birmingham

Nightlife Walking Tour in Birmingham

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Museums and Galleries Walking Tour in Birmingham

Museums and Galleries Walking Tour in Birmingham

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Kids Entertainment Tour in Birmingham

Kids Entertainment Tour in Birmingham

Birmingham is the perfect venue for children to have a great time, buy sweets and souvenirs, climb a wall or visit the great underworld Sea Life Centre, or even try to be a grown-up reporter at BBC Public Space. Take this walking tour to entertain your kids at various venues.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km