BBC Studio B

BBC's Studio B opens its doors to RTS Northern Ireland

BBC engineers Gerry Allen, Gordon Bannister and Ward Vaughan were on hand to guide the 40 visitors around Studio B, which opened in 1984 and was upgraded for high-definition (HD) broadcasts in 2015. The studio is flexible, with interchangeable background screens and colours, and is used daily to produce BBC Newsline, Final Score from NI on a Saturday and political shows.

The studio floor has an area reserved for BBC Newsline and a green-screen area for weather forecasts. Most of the studio is lit using LED technology, but the odd tungsten lamp remains.