Actually some investigative work and I think this is the new Washington Studio. Those Lysol wipes are not available here. They’re American, the otter brand is Clorox.
Here we have Flash wipes.
Also that studio looks very much out of action whereas D is very much in action.
Has Mr Bland given is a cheeky sneak peak at Washington’s new set?
I'd be surprised if it was the US, far too many 240V connectors in that photo, and not using their local connectors either. Cee forms are pretty unpopular over there compared to the rest of the world.
But yeah, it's not D. Different desk and D is taller and has a hoop in the ceiling.
I googled marcus.mcnulty and his Instagram is locked. However there is one that appeared when I added BBC and LinkedIn listings for the name popped up. There’s one who works in London whose the “craft lead vision mixer”.
Also I’ve never seen Purell wipes like that if they were for hand sterilization I’ve only seen them in packets or a very large round container. If we are talking about wipes to clean/kill germs they almost always are Clorox, Lysol or off brand bleach wipes that all come in a cylindrical plastic bottle or some heavy duty grade that you’d buy from an industrial cleaning store.
1. Those are Purell Surface Sanitizing Wipes. A Google image search shows the same container shape and label.
2. Ben's image is not actually on the screens. He has pasted his image over screens which, judging by the edges of the middle two screens, are showing the BBC News animated red and white globe (I could be wrong).
If this is the new DC studio, though, then it looks like a great improvement is on the way.
I'm not sure how long this has been the case, but the 16:30 GMT edition of WBR is broadcast from NYC. It's nice that the WBR is broadcasting from New York again, just as it did with Richard Quest and Paddy O'Connell many years ago. It does make me wish they had a proper studio again though, and not just a DTL in front of a flatscreen, even though the current Manhattan backdrop has a nice blue blur effect.