The Eavesdrop: Terms & Conditions

BBC Radio Manchester has launched a new competition in which listeners have to identify ambient sound recorded in parts of Greater Manchester.

The Eavesdrop invites listeners to guess a location from sounds recorded at a mystery location. Contestants are allowed to ask host Becky Want one question about the location, to which she can only answer yes or no. They must then make their guess. If they're unsuccessful, the location stays the same for the next round.

You can hear The Eavesdrop each weekday afternoon with Becky Want between 1200 and 1600.


1.Entry is open to all UK residents (including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), except BBC employees or those of its affiliates and their close relatives or any person connected to the competition. Proof of age, identity and eligibility may be requested

2.The competition will be played twice during the Becky Want Show (Monday - Friday; 1200 - 1600) as promoted on air (except for public holidays and/or when editorial requirements require a change in schedule or programme).

3.During the programme, a short piece of audio featuring ambient sound of a particular location in the Greater Manchester area will be played and listeners will be invited to enter the competition by calling the number: 0161 228 2255.

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

4.No other method of entry will be accepted. Only one entry is allowed per listener per round of the competition (scheduled to be two per day).

5.Entry is only open during the times announced on-air. Entries received outside these times will not be registered but will still be charged. The opening and closing times may change so please listen to announcements during the programme.

6.When listeners telephone to enter, a member of the production team will ask them their name, location and a contact telephone number. Entrants will not be asked for their guess at the location during any off-air call with the production team. Entrants will be assessed as to their suitability to go on air.

7.Each entrant will also be asked to provide their name, location and a contact telephone number. The BBC will only ever use personal details for the purposes of administering this competition. Please see the BBC's Privacy Policy: BBC Privacy Policy

8.One entrant will be selected at random and invited to go on air. Entrants put on air may ask one question to assist in guessing the location, to which the presenter may only answer yes or no. The entrant will then be asked to guess to location featured in the audio clip.

9.If the entrant guesses correctly, they will win the prize. If the entrant guesses incorrectly, the audio clip will go forward to the second instance of the competition later in the programme, or carried over to the next programme. The prize will not rollover.

10.Listeners taking part in the on-air competition must ensure that they are available on the telephone number provided to take the call from the production team. If an entrant is not available after reasonable attempts by the production team, another entrant will be selected at random.

11.The BBC reserves the right to take any contestant off-air and disqualify them from the competition at any time if they display offensive, abusive or any other kind of unsuitable behaviour.

12.Prizes will be announced on-air during the programme. Prizes will consist of items such as tickets, meals, books, DVDs etc..

13.There is no cash alternative and the prize cannot be sold or transferred in any circumstances.

14.Where the prize includes tickets, the BBC will not be responsible for any failure of the ticket holders to gain entry or re-entry to the event due to the behaviour of the ticket holder or their failure to meet the admission requirements of the event, including minimum age of the ticket holders. Ticket holders are responsible for checking admission requirements to the venue. Ticket prizes do not include any costs such as travel and accommodation.

15.From time to time a prize may have an age requirement. When such a prize is offered, this will be clearly stated on-air. Any listener not meeting this requirement will not be able to enter for that instance of the competition.

16.Where the prize includes entry to an event and the winning listener is under 16, the winner will need to be accompanied by an adult (i.e. aged 18 or over).

17.Winners and entrants put on air but unsuccessful are not permitted to re-enter the competition for one month.

18.Entrants must agree to take part in any post-competition publicity if required.

19.The BBC's decision as to prizes awarded is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.

20.The BBC reserves the right to: (i) amend these terms and conditions, including but not limited to, varying the competition opening and closing times; (ii) disqualify any entrant who breaches the rules or has acted fraudulently in any way; (iii) where applicable, withdraw or substitute any prize, at any stage, should any winner or their guest exhibit inappropriate or dangerous behaviour (including, but not limited to being under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or chemical substances or causing a nuisance) while attending BBC premises or where the prize includes attendance to an event and; (iv) cancel the competition, at any stage, if in its opinion it is deemed necessary or if circumstances arise outside its control.

21.The BBC, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem which may result in any entry being lost or not properly registered.

22.This competition accords with the BBC's Code of Conduct for Competitions and Voting, details of which can be found at: BBC Competitions Policy

23.The promoter of the competition is the British Broadcasting Corporation and the applicable law is the laws of England and Wales.

24.Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when registering.