Many viewers have asked about the car driven by Andrew in the title sequence. The Nissan Figaro Its retro styling is accentuated by chrome from bumpers to boot hinges. The Figaro has a 987cc turbo charged engine and three-speed automatic transmission. Internal fittings include a retro-styled CD player, air conditioning, all-white leather-trimmed interior, and canvas roll down top.
The studio is in Television Centre in West London. Andrew Marr is broadcast from the same studio as "Newsnight", The Politics Show, "Newsround", and various other news programmes. The back of the studio is a video wall and each programme inserts into that wall whatever graphic or picture they want. The Marr picture is aimed to give the feeling of being next to the House of Commons and overlooking the Thames in central London. The picture - or in fact series of pictures - was taken from the top of the Milbank tower which is a very tall office block on the embankment about midway between The House of Lords and the Tate Gallery. Four shots were taken from the same spot then stitched together digitally, and a ten-minute loop runs in the video wall. The same busses and vans cross the bridge ...but with a ten-minute gap, we hope this is not too obvious.
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