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BBC – The Repair Shop: Fixing Britain Series 1 (2020) Episode 8

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The Repair Shop: Fixing Britain Series 1
Jay Blades delves into the stories behind the items restored in the Repair Shop, and finds out more about the show’s team of craft experts.

Part 1:
Jay Blades delves deeper into three repairs to show how items have shaped the way we live now. Today’s episode is focused around some amazing childhood toys that together have shaped the sorts of things our kids play with today. The first repair Jay revisits is a rocking horse, next is a unique teddy. Finally, an item that brings back fond memories for Jay: an old chopper bike


Part 2:
Jay Blades delves deeper into classic repairs. Today’s episode is focused around three items from the home front in the Second World War, as Jay tells the story of how the nation kept the home fires burning and the way this still resonates today. The first repair is a doll, Next is a music box .Finally, Jay recalls when Simon Moseley and his son Jake brought in a telescope


Part 3:
Jay Blades tells the story of how mid-century furniture continues to influence the modern day home by revealing the history behind three classic pieces repaired in the barn. The first item is a classic room divider Next is an Eames chair Finally, a classic hanging leather chair


Part 4:
Jay Blades looks back at three repairs that help show how immigration has shaped the UK. The first item is a pump organ Next is a classic red and white revolving barber’s pole Finally, a samovar – the Iraqi version of an ornate tea urn


Part 5:
Jay Blades uses three recent repairs and some fascinating archive to trace the changing face of rural life in the UK. The first item is a spinning wheel next is Carolyn and her partner Karl’s butter churn, Finally siblings Liz and Sam brought in three trophies that their father won when he became world champion at tractor ploughing


Part 6:
Jay uses three recent repairs and some fascinating archive to tell some amazing stories of espionage and undercover operations. Francis Suttill had a moving tale to tell about the wartime relic he brought into the Repair Shop. Matthew Brooksbank and his partner Nigel brought in a teapot Finally, a bike owned by Huw Banister’s mum, one of the Bletchley Park codebreakers


Part 7:
Jay Blades revisits three items that tell stories about the UK’s amazing maritime history and how it continues to influence our nation today. The first item is a precious box Jay explains how the UK came to rule the waves in the 19th century and how the ditty box played a crucial part in a sailor’s life the next item is a handmade teddy bear


Part 8:
Jay Blades investigates three items restored by horologist Steve Fletcher that demonstrate how the invention of clockwork continues to influence our lives to this day. First up is the oldest item ever booked into the Repair Shop: a clock dating from the 17th century? He also revisits a toy car finally, retired electrician Bob from Peterborough brought in a clocking on machine

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