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TV addicts will be able to dive even deeper into some of their favourite shows as the BBC has announced plans to open its doors to the public this April. The famous Broadcasting House building will allow visitors to experience its television, news and internet activity first hand during tours of the site.

The experience is set to offer more than a straight set tour as visitors can try their luck at reading the headlines on an interactive news set. They can also discover how radio shows such as Just a Minute are made and try their hand at producing some broadcasting brilliance of their own.

The trend for letting fans get a glimpse behind the scenes doesn't stop there. Wimbledon Studios, the home of long running soap, The Bill, is too set to provide an experience to remember for the show's fans. This will come as some comfort to fans of Coronation Street who were disappointed when tours of the set ended in 1999. This time the experience is even more real, as guests can actually record a scene with one of Sun Hill's best-loved characters, PC Garry McCann. Apart from meeting veteran actor Clive Wedderburn, visitors can explore prison cells as well as other frequent locations such as the A & E waiting room. The tour of Wimbledon Studios costs around £35 per person and money well spent for fans who have been suffering withdrawal since the show's axing several years ago.

Other opportunities to get inside the world of television in the UK include Harry Potter and James Bond location tours as well as tours of popular period drama, Downton Abbey's location at Highclere Castle in Berkshire.

For those television fans who get their soaps kicks from down under, a trip to the Neighbours' set in Melbourne is a must. The tour incorporates guided access to Ramsay Street as well as iconic locations such as the Lassiters Complex and Harold's store. There is even a chance of spotting some of the long running series' stars as long as they're not all starring in reality shows over here.

California has long played host to set tours although more than a few of these have been super-charged, Hollywood style and offer a less than true insight into the world of movie making. The world famous Universal Studios presents a larger than life representation of some of the world's biggest movies, but for those who are looking for a more realistic experience, Warner Brothers offer VIP studio tours of their facility in Burbank taking in sets of in-production hit TV shows.

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