The Repair Shop – 7 April 2021 – 7/4/2021 – Wednesday – BBC

Series 5 (Extended Versions) Episode 3 of 20

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

First into the workshop is Margaret Briers from Yorkshire. She is hoping electronics wizard Mark Stuckey can bring an old homemade gramophone back to life. Now little more than a box of bits, the gramophone was built by Margaret’s grandfather Harry in the late 1800s. Harry was a natural-born engineer with a talent for fixing anything, known in Yorkshire as a ‘knackler’. Mark takes on the nuts and bolts of the motor, while the Repair Shop’s jack of all trades Dominic Chinea is given the job of remaking the missing horn.

The mechanical mind of Steve Fletcher is put to the test by some vintage grocer’s scales brought in by Tamzin Grayson-Gaunt from Nottingham. This very special heirloom was once a fixture of Tamzin’s family kitchen and holds memories of baking with her much-missed father, but now it is chipped, cracked and broken. Steve’s challenge is to get the scales working again for Tamzin to bake with her family as she once used to do with her father.

Derek Lee from Stockport arrives with an art deco handbag for the attention of leather expert Suzie Fletcher and silversmith Brenton West. Derek was just two years old when he lost his mum. The bag, and the precious photos it holds, are the only reminders he has of the mother he never had the chance to get to know as a child. It’s up to Suzie and Brenton to breathe new life into the bag and preserve it for the future.

And woodwork expert Will Kirk tackles one of the his most intricate repairs yet: an ornamental Egyptian table brought in by Sarah Thomas and her dad Ray. The brass-topped folding table was owned by her grandfather, who bought it in North Africa, where he once lived. The engraved brass is dull and tarnished, and the ornate wooden carvings on the base and legs have been crushed to pieces, leaving Will with hours of wood turning and carving ahead of him.

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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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