Preview: The Repair Shop

The Repair Shop
Jay Blades and the team bring three treasured family heirlooms, and the memories they hold, back to life. Photo: BBC

First to arrive is Eleanor Grundell from Leeds. She has her hopes pinned on master goldsmith Richard Talman saving two rings with huge meaning. The engagement and eternity rings were the beautiful possessions of her grandma Edna, whom Eleanor sadly never met but heard so much about from her late father. 

The barn’s next visitors are Richard and Kath Bond, along with Dobbin the geriatric pantomime horse, much to the glee of soft toy restorers Amanda Middleditch and Julie Tatchell. Richard, Kath and Dobbin are all members of their local amateur dramatic club and have been since the 1960s. 

And stringed instrument expert Julyan Wallis takes on a much-loved dreadnought guitar in a diabolical condition. Owner Walter Renton played professionally in various bands in his heyday and wooed his wife with love songs played on this very instrument. 

The Repair Shop – Wednesday at 4.30pm on BBC One

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