Tour of the BBC Broadcasting House

The other day I had the super cool opportunity to take a break from endless essay writing to take of a tour of the BBC Broadcasting House in central London. I know what your thinking… essays while studying abroad? Yes, apparently there’s a lot more emphasis on the “study” part of this program than most people think.

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Anyway, the broadcasting house is the home to BBC News (domestic and world news) and BBC Radio. It was really cool to take a tour and see a little of what goes on behind the scenes of the media industry. I was mostly excited about the hands-on aspects of the tour because anyone who knows me knows how much I like to perform! Here is a video of me doing a fake news cast (the teleprompter moved slower than I read it, so at one point I got a little stuck, haha)!

At the end of the tour we had another opportunity to partake in a hands-on activity, but I didn’t participate in the radio play in order to give other people an opportunity.

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And for another insight into the broadcasting house, here is a small concert hall in which some amazing artists have done performances (like Ed Sheeran)! It’s small and the artists get paid very little (currently 71 pounds for a BBC performance), but it’s great for publicity!

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Fun Fact: The old broadcasting house (attached to the new one) was key for communication during WWII!

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