The BBC Drama village is opening its doors to the public for the first time ever on 7th June! Fans of daytime drama Doctors, will be flocking to the city from all over the country to get an exclusive behind the scenes open day.
Fans will get to visit the iconic sets where famous alumni such as Eddie Redmayne and Claire Foy started their careers. From the likes of Mrs Tembe’s office in The Mill, which will be the perfect photo opportunity, along with the Police Station entrance, fans will be able to walk the walk of their favourite characters. They’ll even be able to get behind the reception desk in The Mill; stroll through the make-up and wardrobe department and speak to the creative team that bring their favourite characters to life. Not only this but fans will be invited to meet the cast and have a chat.
Mike Hobson, Executive Producer of Doctors, says, “It’s been a long time coming for us to open our doors here at the BBC Drama Village in Birmingham. Doctors recently celebrated its seventeenth anniversary. We have such a massive and devoted fan base for the drama, not only in the Midlands but all over the country, so we wanted to do something special that fans from across the UK can enjoy.”
Will Trotter, Head of Daytime Drama at the BBC Drama Village, says, “There have been some excellent dramas that have come out of the Drama Village, with Doctors being one of the most successful.
“Fans will be treated to a guided tour by Drama Village staff where they will get first-hand knowledge about the sets, locations and what our award-winning writers have in store for some of BBC One’s favourite characters.”
100 fans will be in with a chance of getting hold of a golden ticket to have the ultimate Doctors experience. To get your hands on a ticket, super fans just need to apply via BBC Shows and Tours here www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/ and winners will be selected at random.