The Repair Shop

Series 1 - Episode 1

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Review

You know how occasionally on Antiques Roadshow they get the kind of heirloom that has taken some knocks over the years and looks the worse for wear? Well, this is a charming new series that lets people take treasures like that to be restored by craftsmen who like a challenge.

It’s on at the same time all this week and I defy you not to be drawn in by its tales of cherished possessions brought back to life. We begin with a beautiful old accordion that 94-year-old Iris played in bomb shelters during the Blitz, but which needs some TLC from expert Roger. And clock repairer Steve puts on two pairs of glasses to peer at a treasured timepiece that has stopped chiming.

Summary

The team of experts tries to restore three family heirlooms and treasured possessions to their former glory, working on a clock, a carving of a flying fish and an accordion.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Bill Paterson
Executive Producer Sam Wilson
Executive Producer Rob Butterfield
Series Producer Emma Walsh
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