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Wednesday, 27 February, 2002, 15:10 GMT
Studio tour

Backstage tour

Just left click your mouse and drag it to the left or right. Then you can take a spin around our studio here at Television Centre.

Welcome to TC7, the BBC's Breakfast studio.

Measuring more than 60 feet by 40 feet, this is one of the BBC's eight set-piece studios at Television Centre.

A teacup-full of petrol

At one end, there are 20 foot-high double doors, which can be opened up to allow cars and lorries to drive right in.

In fact, having a car on set is a rare event: stringent safety rules mean that any vehicle on a live set is allowed only a teacup-full of petrol in its tank.

It takes fifteen technical staff to keep Breakfast's studio running, from sound and lighting technicians to scene-shifters and camera operators.

Working round the clock

As soon as each edition of Breakfast comes off air, the set is immediately packed away, to make way for the next programme, Working Lunch.

TC7 is also shared by Newsround and Newsnight.

The studio crew's last job, before they go home each night, is to unpack the Breakfast set again at 11.30pm, ready for the following morning's programme.

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