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The Repair Shop

Some of Britain's most skilled restoration experts breathe new life into much-cherished family heirlooms that are dropped off by members of the public, who reveal the personal stories behind the items.

Genre: Family , Reality

Actor: Jay Blades

Country: UK

Duration: 30 min

Quality: HD

Release: 2017

IMDb: 8.3

Season 1 - The Repair Shop
2017-03-27
"Furniture restorer Jay Blades and horologist Steve Fletcher tackle a timepiece with huge sentimental value for its owner Jane Fanner. Her late father, who was completely blind, made the clock himself, but it hasn't ticked or chimed since his death. Antique furniture restorer Will Kirk tests his carpentry skills on a 50-year-old wooden flying fish that may have been carved by a descendent of one the mutineers from HMS Bounty. And accordion expert Roger Thomas wrestles with an 80-year-old instrument that was played in the bomb shelters of London during the Blitz."
2017-03-28
"In the repair shop today, furniture restoration dream team Jay Blades and Will Kirk work their magic on a much loved Arts and Crafts piano stool that has been badly damaged by a dog without a bone. Clock restoration expert Steve is called up to work on a vintage telephone. And antique projector specialist Richard Rigby restores a collector's item that casts its spell over everyone in the repair shop."
2017-03-29
"In the repair shop today, furniture restorers Jay Blades and Will Kirk take delivery of a highly-prized Davenport desk, damaged by burglars and in need of some serious surgery. Vintage electronics expert Neil Fairly battles some ageing Dr Who baddies. And the repair shop's very own time-lord Steve Fletcher tackles a tricky time-travelling conundrum of his own."
2017-03-30
"Today in the repair shop, more cherished possessions are in need of rescuing from the ravages of time. Ceramics conservator Kirstin Ramsay carries out some serious surgery on a cherished Victorian garden gnome. Firefighting historian Stuart Black tackles the restoration of an antique helmet. And musical box expert Stephen Kember takes on a secret mission to bring a treasured family piece back to life before its owner finds out."
2017-03-31
"Today in the repair shop, a precious 19th-century Italian chair tests Jay Blades's soft and hard furnishing skills. Resident ceramicist Kirsten Ramsey painstakingly puts the broken bits of a shattered piece by Jean Lurcat, a contemporary of Picasso's, back together again. And furniture restorer Will Kirk sets to work on a very special jewellery box."
2017-04-03
"In the repair shop today, three cherished family heirlooms are brought back to life. Art conservator Lucia Scalisi rescues a painting that has been in Patricia and Ivor Sansom's family for decades and holds many special memories of a lifelong love story. Ceramicist Kirsten Ramsay reunites the broken pieces of a beloved painted plaque that was dropped and shattered over 45 years ago. And furniture restorers Will Kirk and Jay Blades bring a Japanese lacquered jewellery box that had suffered in the hands of burglars back from the brink."
2017-04-04
"In the repair shop today, the team are on a secret mission to restore precious family heirlooms, two royal Worcester vases from the early 1900s that are the prized possessions of Graham Kellie's wife Shirley. Horologist Steven Fletcher and expert metal worker Dominic Chinea pull forces to fix a titanic timepiece - the Cirencester village clock which hasn't ticked for many years. And the team work together to mend a piece of farming history, a severely rusted 19th-century hay press."
2017-04-05
"The repair shop team is no stranger to weird and wonderful items and today is no exception. Resident clock specialist Steven Fletcher receives a round of applause when he employs his skills to fix a clapping monkey. Ceramicist Kirsten Ramsay and furniture restorer Will Kirk team up to restore an ornate Victorian travelling box. And an iconic blast from the past in the form of a 1950s Wurlitzer jukebox arrives to test the skills of Laurence Richardson."
2017-04-06
"Today in the repair shop, horologist Steve Fletcher and furniture restorer Will Kirk bring a grandfather clock out of retirement. It has been in the family for four generations and now resides with proud owners Ian and Linda Murphy, who long to hear it chime again. Ceramicist Kirsten Ramsay rescues a Royal Barum ware vase from a crack of doom. And the repair shop teddy doctors perform life-saving surgery on a much-loved bear who, after a run in with a puppy, now has only one ear and one arm."
2017-04-07
"Today in the repair shop, some of the country's leading crafts people bring treasured possessions back to life. Furniture restorers Jay Blades and Will Kirk work together on a 100-year-old Nordic rocking chair that owner Nina Tucknott's grandparents were given on their wedding day. And ceramics restorers Guillaume Pons and Kirsten Ramsay take on two very different pieces - an engraved mother of pearl seashell from Brazil and an unusual ceramic bulldog named Sweetpea, whose face has been shattered."
2017-04-10
"The Repair Shop has the tools and the talent to deal with any restoration challenge no matter how big, how small, how old or how new. In this episode, horologist Steven Fletcher gets a Victorian cuckoo clock singing again. Ceramics conservator Kirsten Ramsay attempts a seamless repair on a 70s bowl, and furniture restorer Will Kirk navigates a 200-year-old sea chest."
2017-04-11
"Whether rare antique or common keepsake, the repair shop team restores those family heirlooms with sentimental value beyond compare. Painting conservator Lucia Scalisi faces a serious challenge when presented with a perforated painting by celebrated British artist Fred Appleyard. Furniture restorer Will Kirk has to think outside the box to solve a homemade riddle with over 100 pieces. And a family heirloom with huge sentimental value needs the prowess of ceramicist Kirsten Ramsay."
2017-04-12
"The Repair Shop team rescues all manner of objects from the ravages of time. From reviving pieces of history for whole communities to repairing tin, yet treasured, reminders of family days gone by. Metal worker Dominic Chinea has to use all of his restoration skills to future proof an old, Cornish museum sign. Steven Fletcher has to steer an old banger back onto the road. And the Repair Shop emergency bear-care team, Julie and Amanda, start treatment on George, a very special teddy who has lost one of his eyes and his growl."
2017-04-13
"An antique barometer, a pair of rowing oars and a poorly pinball machine are restored. At the Repair Shop, cherished family heirlooms are brought back to life by some of the country's leading craftspeople. Horologist Steven Fletcher feels the pressure as he gets to grips with a broken, antique barometer. Furniture restorer Will Kirk is entrusted with a pair of rowing oars that could have a hidden past. And a poorly pinball machine that has spent the last few years being used as a kitchen work top finds its way to pinball wizard Geoff Harvey for some love and attention."
2017-04-14
"Expert at tackling the problems others fear to fix, no restoration project phases the Repair Shop crew. Today on board the good ship Repair Shop, a customer has a knotty nautical problem that leaves furniture restorer Will Kirk all at sea. Jay Blades and Tim Weeks face the music to a get a vintage gramophone looking and sounding like new, which calls on all of Tim's 50 years of experience. And soft toy specialists Amanda and Julie take on a young lady suffering the effects of years of love and affection."
Season 2 - The Repair Shop
2018-03-12
"Resident clockmaker Steve tackles an intricate Boulle-work clock that hasn't ticked for over 15 years. Soft toy restorers Julie and Amanda take on a jumbo-sized project in the shape of a threadbare, but much loved, wheeled elephant. And woodwork specialist Will get to grips with one of the Repair Shop's oldest ever assignments - a 300-year-old Georgian desk that is showing its age."
2018-03-13
"Art conservator Lucia Scalisi has to draw on all of her 30 years of experience to repair a much-loved landscape that has been left hanging together by a few threads of canvas after a house move mishap. Clockwork expert Steve Fletcher brings back many happy childhood memories as he gets a treasured clockwork toy car back on the road. And ceramics expert Kirsten Ramsay tackles a porcelain Chinese guard dog damaged after a run-in with a real canine interloper."
2018-03-14
"Resident antique photography expert Brenton West brings his expertise to bear on a camera that survived the First World War but hasn't taken a picture in over a hundred years, while leather expert Suzie adds a surprise touch that leaves the camera's owner Phil lost for words. Furniture restorer Will Kirk and horologist Steve Fletcher joins forces to get a 20th-century designer wooden screen back on its feet. And violin restorer John Dilworth works on a treasured instrument that spent World War II in Auschwitz concentration camp."
2018-03-15
"Resident clock maker Steve Fletcher tackles a pocket watch that has come all the way from Holland and which spent four years in a World War II Japanese internment camp, remaining undetected by being secretly sewn in to the hem of a dress. Metal worker Dominic Chinea and master cooper Alastair Simms get an ancient butter churn turning, and churning, once again. And leather expert Suzie Fletcher lovingly restores a trunk made by Louis Vuitton, which is showing the signs of the years it spent travelling the world with the owner's great grandfather."
2018-03-16
"Resident horologist Steve Fletcher and ceramics restorer Kirsten Ramsay turn their skills to fixing an art deco lamp in the shape of a lady, who is suffering from broken ankle after an unfortunate accident. Furniture restorer Will Kirk uncovers some hidden secrets while restoring a treasured wooden sea captain's chest so it can be passed onto a fourth generation of the same family. And stained glass expert Matthew Nickels completely overhauls a precious painted window which hasn't let in any light for many years."
2018-03-19
"Furniture restorer Will Kirk takes on a rickety, water-damaged rosewood table, but the extent of the damage leaves him with a tough decision to make. Resident clockmaker Steve Fletcher turns his hand to getting an antique French steamboat ship-shape again after it was found buried on a beach over fifty years ago. And after many hours of stitching and sewing, soft toy restorers Amanda Middleditch and Julie Tatchell reunite a much-loved but threadbare panda bear with its owner Jill, for whom the bear holds many cherished memories of her late father."
2018-03-20
"Clockmaker and former retained firefighter Steve Fletcher gets the chance to work on a toy replica of an early Dennis fire engine. But this is not an ordinary child's toy; this one-off piece was built by one of the mechanics at the real Dennis fire engine factory. Ceramics restoration expert Kirsten Ramsay pieces together a beautiful Japanese Imari bowl that has been smashed to bits, and reveals the gruesome purpose behind its design. And the whole Repair Shop team comes together to save a weathered piece of Dorset history - a unique village sign, made up of metal, wood and ceramic parts all originally created by craftspeople who lived in the village."
2018-03-21
"Resident horologist Steve Fletcher works on a clock that was fashioned from the propeller of a plane that crash-landed in France during World War I. Passed down through the injured pilot's family, Steve must get this piece of history working for future generations. Metal expert Dominic Chinea brings his skills to bear on a rusted and seized-up shoe-stretching machine, one of the few reminders of owner Maggie's parents and their shoe shop. And stained glass expert Matthew Nickels takes on a tricky challenge - restoring two badly damaged windows which were rescued from a Victorian variety theatre shortly before its demolition."
2018-03-22
"Today in the Repair Shop, Jay Blades and the team bring three treasured family heirlooms, and the memories they hold, back to life. Resident clockmaker Steve tackles an intricate Boulle-work clock that hasn't ticked for over 15 years. Soft toy restorers Julie and Amanda take on a jumbo-sized project in the shape of a threadbare, but much loved, wheeled elephant. And woodwork specialist Will get to grips with one of the Repair Shop's oldest ever assignments - a 300-year-old Georgian desk that is showing its age."
2018-03-23
"Blacksmith Matthew Boultwood takes on a piece of British military history - a ceremonial helmet from one of the oldest regiments in the army, the Life Guards. Furniture restorer Will Kirk tackles a small chest with big problems, which tests the full range of his wood-working skills and techniques, from turning and carving to reconstructing and repainting. And clock specialist Steven Fletcher joins forces with toy restorers Amanda Middleditch and Julie Tatchell to bring an extremely rare Victorian clockwork rabbit back to life."
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Season 3 - The Repair Shop
2018-08-13
"Steve Fletcher tackles a pocket watch that spent four years in a Second World War Japanese internment camp undetected while secretly sewn in to the hem of a dress."
2018-08-14
"Lucia Scalisi must draw on all her 30 years of experience to mend a serious tear in a portrait that was accidentally inflicted many years ago by the owner's son with his dart gun."
2018-08-15
"Music box expert Stephen Kember and furniture restorer Will Kirk come together to work on a music box that is housed in a replica Swiss chalet."
2018-08-16
"Upholsterer Sonnaz Nooranvary takes on a real labour of love, a battered but beloved armchair that holds treasured memories of owner Michelle's grandfather."
2018-08-17
"Lucia Scalisi works on a 1930s portrait of the Japanese martial arts master Yukio Tani. The painting takes pride of place in the country's most prestigious martial arts club."
2018-08-20
"Jay Blades and the team bring three treasured family heirlooms back to life. Steve Fletcher and Kirsten Ramsay turn their skills to fixing an art deco lamp in the shape of a lady."
2018-08-21
"Jay Blades and the team bring three treasured family heirlooms back to life. Soft toy restorers Amanda Middleditch and Julie Tatchell work their magic on an old teddy called Fred."
2018-08-22
"Jay Blades and the team bring family heirlooms back to life. Steve Fletcher restores an 18th-century wall clock that is a much-loved heirloom from the owner's grandfather."
2018-08-23
"Jay Blades and the team bring family heirlooms back to life. Lucia Scalisi repairs a much-loved landscape that has been left hanging together by a few threads of canvas."
2018-08-24
"Jay Blades and the team bring family heirlooms back to life. Steven Fletcher is in receipt of an unusual timepiece - a statue of a barmaid holding a swinging pendulum clock dial."
Season 4 - The Repair Shop
2019-04-01
"The team take on an antique skeleton clock, a giant teddy bear and a beloved transistor radio with huge sentimental value to its owner."
2019-04-02
"The team takes on a pocket sized racing car, a century-old and very rusty weather vane, and a much-loved but horribly damaged leather rhinoceros."
2019-04-03
"The team tackle a shattered ceramic dish, a handmade doll\u2019s house and a vintage harmonium that provided the soundtrack to many an East End knees-up."
2019-04-04
"The team restore a miniature whisky barrel, an antique set of scales and a military swagger stick with precious memories for its 93-year-old owner."
2019-04-05
"Jay and the team restore a music box with a magical connection, make over a much-loved push-along horse and revive a water-damaged penny arcade game."
2019-04-08
"The team tackle a 1930s pinball machine, an antique weather device and a rocking horse that holds huge sentimental significance for its owner."
2019-04-09
"The team takes on an ancient penny-farthing bicycle, a clocking-on clock with a significant past, and a battered leather briefcase with a proud history."
2019-04-10
"Today, there\u2019s a dilapidated barber\u2019s pole with huge family significance, an important African painting, and a wooden box that hid a life-changing secret."
2019-04-11
"Jay Blades and the team revive a theatre chair from Derby Hippodrome, restore a unique and whimsical timepiece, and resurrect a cherished bronze locket."
2019-04-12
"The team tackle a 1960s cine-projector, a charming wicker chair and a hand-crafted spinning wheel that has travelled all the way from Shetland."
2019-04-15
"The team tackle a faded village war memorial, an iconic 1960s one-armed bandit, and a much-loved teddy bear whose lifelong owner recently passed away."
2019-04-16
"The team restore a clock that once hung outside a family business, a treasured metal keepsake box, and an old wooden barber\u2019s chair."
2019-04-17
"The team restore a hand-carved model Spitfire, a much-loved leather pouffe, and a battered silver purse holding treasured mementoes of a beloved mother."
2019-04-18
"The team tackle a ventriloquist\u2019s dummy, a 1920s typewriter and a precious athletics trophy that\u2019s the last remaining memento of a much-loved father."
2019-04-19
"The team tackle an old carousel horse, a teapot with an extraordinary wartime story, and a wooden puzzle that is the only reminder of a much-loved father."
2019-04-22
"The team tackle a radio that survived the evacuation from Dunkirk, a battered leather gaming case and a grandfather clock with a poignant history."
2019-04-23
"The team tackle a radio that survived the evacuation from Dunkirk, a battered leather gaming case and a grandfather clock with a poignant history."
2019-04-24
"The team restore a bass guitar that topped the charts, a vintage end-of-the-pier machine and a hand-carved belt that marked an unlikely wartime friendship."
2019-04-25
"The team restore a quirky train set made by a celebrated cartoonist, a nautical \u2018ditty box,\u2019 and a doll that\u2019s a precious memento of a much-loved father."
2019-04-26
"Today in the Repair Shop, the team restore a much treasured family portrait, a precious vintage fountain pen, and a 130-year old tiger automaton that has lost its growl."
2019-04-29
"A miner\u2019s lamp that saved its owners life, a mysterious rug-covered armchair, and an antique music machine that hasn\u2019t played in years."
2019-04-30
"The team takes on a dilapidated old go-kart, a treasured handmade piece of leatherwork, and a charming cat figurine that sparked a collectibles movement."
2019-05-01
"The team tackle a set of binoculars salvaged from a WWII U-Boat, a vintage mechanical money box, and two boxing belts with a proud and emotional history."
2019-05-02
"The team restore a Victorian kaleidoscope, a carved wooden bench that plays a tune, and a pair of military mementoes belonging to an extraordinary soldier."
2019-05-03
"The team restores a bike with a patriotic past, a threadbare teddy on wheels, and a Victorian firefighter\u2019s helmet."
2019-05-06
"The team tackle a vintage horse-racing game, two exquisite stained-glass panels and an old tram seat with precious memories for its 93-year-old owner."
2019-05-08
"The team tackle a rusty old toy pedal car, a bronze statue by a leading French artist, and a 1940s card table with memories of a much-loved Grandad."
2019-05-09
"The team restore a plate bearing a photo of a beloved mother, a small but special clockwork tractor, and a compass that saw action in two World Wars."
2019-05-10
"The team restore a pair of albums charting Scott\u2019s expedition to the South Pole, a traditional Asian board game and a much-loved magic trick."