The Repair Shop 2 November 2022: Wednesday on BBC One

The Repair Shop 2 November 2022: Wednesday on BBC One 11

Jay Blades and the team bring four treasured family heirlooms, and the memories they hold, back to life.

Sisters Christine Hopkins and Pauline Samways have come from Kidderminster with a tiny but treasured memento that needs Dominic Chinea’s expertise in metal work. The miniature bicycle was built by their grandfather to be displayed in the window of his bike shop, but the bike and his ability to ride it soon brought him fame, earning him a place in the Guiness Book of Records for his expertise in creating these small but perfectly formed bicycles. The sisters have wonderful memories of their characterful grandad and would love the rather bashed and rusty bike to receive the Repair Shop treatment.

Silversmith Brenton West is brought a small mosaic crucifix with an extraordinary story. The Romanian cross saved the life of Margaret Coyle’s father when he was a young soldier – hidden in his breast pocket, it deflected an enemy bullet. However, it bears the scars of its heroic act and is beginning to crumble, so Margaret is desperate to preserve this important heirloom.

Mary Mulroy and grandson Sam from Chesterfield are hoping that Steve Fletcher’s vast mechanical know-how can put wind back in the sails of an army-issued box kite belonging to Mary’s much-missed husband Brian. The family loved flying the kite, and they would love to see it soaring again in his memory. Embroidery specialist Sara Dennis works on the fabric while Steve tackles the damaged frame.

Finally, antique toy enthusiast David Burville is eager to get going on the repair of a Victorian curiosity. The viewer displays a paper acrobat who spins and tumbles everytime the box is turned, shifting the sand inside. It belonged to David White’s great aunt, with whom he spent lots of happy times as a lad. The toy was left to him many years ago but has fallen into disrepair, and David would love to show his grandchildren the fragile but energetic acrobat that fascinated him all those years ago.

About The Repair Shop

Expert craftsmen pool their talents and resources to restore heirlooms and treasured antiques such as music boxes, vases and clocks to prove that anything can be restored to their former glory.

This show is broadcast on BBC, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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