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Manfrotto equipment stars in new TV series

Manfrotto equipment stars in new TV series - Magic arms and micro ball heads by Manfrotto are working hard behind the scenes in a new Stars in Fast Cars TV programme for the BBC.

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More than 20 of camera accessories have been used to film BBC Threes primetime entertainment programme "Stars in Fast Cars" which has been dubbed "Wacky Races meets Top Gear".

Four celebrities go head to head each week in a variety of crazy motorised challenges designed to bring out a side of them never previously revealed and involving vehicles such as motorised armchairs and transit vans.

Celebrities such as designer Anna Ryder Richardson, perma-tanned David Dickinson, ex-Atomic Kitten Jenny Frost, chef Ainsley Harriott, Groundforces Tommy Walsh and former MP Edwina Currie take part.

The 10 Manfrotto quick release 143RC magic arms and 12 482 micro ball heads, which can be used with car window clamps, were ordered through Stylus Technical Services of Cardiff by the audio video store at BBC Bristol and Birmingham.

It also recently took possession of eight 701SP tripod kits for hire to ENG groups. These comprise the 745B MdeVe aluminium video tripod that has a maximum load capacity of 7kg and the compact and lightweight 701RC2 mini video head.

Stores manager and cameraman Anthony Wood said the Manfrotto tripod kits had been selected for their light weight and cost effectiveness.

BBC Bristols collection of Manfrotto supports and accessories including mounts, clamps and magic arms is now hundreds-strong with much of it used for time lapse work by the Natural History Unit.

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