Jay Blades and the team bring four treasured family heirlooms, and the memories they hold, back to life.
First to arrive are father and son Herbert and Joshua Klein, with a mantle clock in the shape of a ship for the attention of horologist Steve Fletcher. This treasured item was a gift from Herbert’s late grandfather, with whom he had an incredible bond as a child. Born deaf, his grandfather would communicate by pointing and gesturing while Herbert would lip read. The clock hasn’t worked for five decades, but Steve is determined to return it in ship-shape condition.
Ceramics expert Kirsten Ramsay is called upon to painstakingly piece together a vintage ceramic night light, fractured into dozens of fragments. Owner Emma remembers her late mother making up magical bedtime stories about the bunnies nestling inside the mushroom-shaped light. It’s a daunting fix for Kirsten, but hours of careful craftwork leaves Emma overjoyed.
Skateboard enthusiast Mike is hoping Will Kirk and Dominic Chinea can restore his wooden board that transports him back to his youth in 1960s Liverpool. A pioneer in the world of skateboarding, Mike is a firm believer that you’re never too old to surf sidewalks. With Will and Dom equally enamoured by the vintage board, it’s all hands on deck to bring it back to life.
And toy restorers Julie and Amanda undertake the repair of a treasured teddy bear that has been by the side of a young man as he has undergone life-changing surgery.
The Repair Shop airs Wednesdays at 8pm on BBC One.