5 reasons to check out BBC Radio 4’s Character Invasion Day

5 reasons to check out BBC Radio 4’s Character Invasion Day

The station will be invading the BBC's Glasgow Pacific Quay base

1. It’s a unique chance to discover the inner workings of the BBC
This is a day of nationwide events and programmes centred on characters featured on Radio 4, from Alan Partridge to Zaphod Beeblebrox, and the BBC’s impressive Glasgow Pacific Quay base is opening its doors as part of the fun. Tickets are free, but limited!

2. Witness real-life luvvies divulging the secrets of character creation
It’s all in the voice, darling. Seasoned radio actors Siobhan Redmond and David Ashton will be in conversation with Scottish broadcasting hero Janice Forsyth, discussing how they get under a character’s skin when all they have to work with is spoken words.

3. See how radio magic happens
Even in our whizz-bang digital age, radio drama maintains a charm all of its own. At Pacific Quay there will be opportunities to watch scenes being recorded, then see how engineers add in background and effects to bring the story to life.

4. Kids are included too
Characters from Katie Morag’s CBeebies programme will be in the building to coincide with an episode screening and a look behind the scenes of the show.

5. You don’t even need to leave the house to have the experience
The Character Invasion will be happening all day on air on Radio 4, with (we’re promised) ‘popular characters from drama, comedy and literature popping up in unexpected places throughout the day’.

BBC, Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Sat 29 Mar.

BBC Radio 4's Character Invasion Day

The nation's best-loved characters take over the BBC Radio 4 airwaves today, alongside a series of events to celebrate writers' creations. You can catch some storytelling, watch as actors record a radio drama, take a studio tour and more. Spaces for each activity are limited.

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