London Studies Visit to the BBC
20th June 2014
(Don't miss the video at the end!!!!)
Our largest group to date, nineteen London Studies Group members, set off for a tour of the BBC Television Centre organised by Jan Hart. After passing through security, we immediately saw the newsroom at the front of the building with the news studio and weather centre. We were met by two guides who kept us entertained throughout the whole of the one and a half hour tour. The Centre had cost £1.45 billion and will be
paid for over many years. The tour included the news studios, the One Show Studio, an opportunity for members to read the news in a realistic mock-up studio as well as give a weather forecast. After a visit to the Radio Theatre in the 1932 part of the building we had the chance to read and perform a radio play complete with sound effects. The guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining and the visit a great success.
|Our guide with the latest audiovisual technology|
Lunch in All Bar One almost next door concluded the day out. This group is a great way of getting to know new people as well as finding out more about the capital which is right on our doorstep.
Why not have a look at the photos to see what we experienced. If you want to see a larger version of any of these pictures or download them, double click on the picture..........
|Waiting for the guides|
|Looking out over the news room|
|Barry and Jenny read the news|
|Presenting the weather U3A style|
|Group at the news desk|
|Posing in the One Show Studio|
|Not quite The Archers but radio play Edenbridge U3A style|