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For What It’s Worth
This week launches a brand new antiques quiz show, For What It’s Worth. The series for BBC One and produced by Tuesday’s Child is a strategic quiz with simple games plus the thrilling play-a-long of guessing the value of interesting antiques.
Fern Britton takes on the role as quiz master and will be joined by a different antiques expert each week. Over three rounds, three pairs of contestants will compete to collect as many of the antiques on offer, hoping to bag the most treasurable items and avoid the tat.
For What It’s Worth is filmed at Dock 10, Salford, and lit by Roger Williams, supported by Richard Martin Lighting (RML). This type of show needs a modest lighting rig and the main unit used for this series is the Mac Aura – Roger's favourite eye candy!
The MAC Aura is an award-winning wash light that lighting designers have turned to the world over due to its versatility as a powerful beam and wash luminaire of the highest calibre. The result of out-of-the-box creative thinking, it is the first LED moving head wash light to combine multicolour beam LEDs with a backlight LED array that takes the synthetic look out of LED wash lights.
Presenter, Fern recently said about her new venture: “My daughter and I love poking around in junk shops and going to local auctions. One of my most successful things has been a chair (about £60) with the Prince of Wales feathers on which was one of the many that the guests were seated on at the Prince of Wales Investiture in 1969. It was designed by Lord Snowdon and I believe they were given to the guests afterwards. It sits in the kitchen with a Beatles cushion on it. It’s the cat’s favourite.
I love the idea of finding a priceless treasure and I love general knowledge quizzes, so I couldn’t resist the opportunity to get involved with For What It’s Worth. It’s just my cup of tea!”
8th January 2016
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