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The Repair Shop

  • 2017
  • Season 1
  • 15 episodes
  • Lifestyle

Summary

An antidote to throwaway culture, The Repair Shop shines a light on the wonderful treasures to be found in homes across the country.

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Episode 1: The Repair Shop

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.

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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.

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NarratorBill Paterson

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Executive producerSam Wilson
Executive producerRob Butterfield
Series producerEmma Walsh

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