Exclusive Springwatch tour

Wednesday 1 August 2012
A group of six students and two lecturers visited the set of BBC2's Springwatch for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the outside broadcast operation.

Fraser Durie, from the School of Media, Music & Performance, and Professor Philip James, from the School of Environment & Life Sciences, took six students from the MA Wildlife Documentary Production course to Ynys-hir, mid-Wales, and the BBC's Natural History Unit production village for the special tour.

Springwatch is one of the most popular shows on BBC2, and the visit offered the group valuable insight into the production and technical aspects of the programme.

Fraser said: "The day consisted of a comprehensive tour of the site and the main studio set in addition to meetings with a number of the production crew.

"This was a particularly unique experience for the students and staff as the number of visitors and tours to the set has been greatly reduced and we were the only group given the privilege of visiting this year.  Hopefully this will be the first of many Springwatch/Autumnwatch visits."