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The Repair shop

Post by smudger » Mon May 13, 2019 7:25 pm

Not sure if anyone else watches this, but I find it a brilliant programme. A group of artisans work in the buildings, restoring and repairing old and damaged treasured articles, of every nature under the sun. They are a truly amazing crew of people and the restoration work they achieve is phenomenal. It's on BBC1 at 4.30 UK time, so obviously 6.30 Cyprus time. I thoroughly recommend it.

Will check Google to get the site details and come back to post. I know it's based on a pretty awesome site in the UK. Would love to visit.

It's the Weald and Downland living museum based in Singleton West Sussex.

https://www.wealddown.co.uk

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Post by trevnhil » Mon May 13, 2019 8:10 pm

I have just watched them repair a violin and a camera tonight
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Post by smudger » Mon May 13, 2019 8:22 pm

Me too Trev, incredible the quality of their work. Love it.

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Post by Lofos-Jan » Mon May 13, 2019 9:31 pm

I'm also a regular watcher of The Repair Shop and I love the programme. It's so nice to see the level of craftsmanship that is still out there and that some young people are also taking up these skills. Well worth watching the past programmes if you enjoy this sort of thing - some of them are quite emotional!

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Post by smudger » Mon May 13, 2019 9:34 pm

So true Jeanne, I'm staggered at the level of expertise on the programme, and totally impressed by the younger artisans as well as those more experienced.

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Post by Happy in Cyprus » Tue May 14, 2019 1:05 am

Agree it is a very enjoyable programme. Love watching it whenever I see it is on.

However, I suspect the programme is specially created for TV, just like the 'Holiday in the Sun' programmes. Prices charged for the work done are never discussed, and given the enormous amount of time spent on the restorations, plus the calibre and expertise of the 'artisans' who perform the repairs, I suspect the true cost of repairs would be well outside the reach of most end-users. And that's to overlook the cost of rent, rates and insurance on that idyllic thatched barn used for the restorations.

But after that spoiler, it's still a treat to watch the programme :D

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Post by smudger » Tue May 14, 2019 3:15 am

Completely agree Lloyd, I do wonder re the costs every time I watch the programme. Presumably, they are met somehow, somewhere, possibly by the TV production team, who knows?
As you say, still a lovely programme to watch and very impressive work by those involved, which is what astounds me personally each time I see it.

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Post by Maggie B » Tue May 14, 2019 4:19 pm

I flipping cry 😢😭. . . . .nearly EVERY time I watch it! Lovely programme.

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Post by PolemIan » Tue May 14, 2019 4:32 pm

Fans of the programme with catchup TV may wish to watch these episode from 29 April which featured a Polemi resident.

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Re: The Repair shop

Post by trevnhil » Tue May 14, 2019 6:36 pm

Ian... Do you know what the item was that a Polemi Resident had repaired. Presumably he lives in the UK now..
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Post by PolemIan » Tue May 14, 2019 8:39 pm

Trev, no still in Polemi, will PM you.

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Post by PW in Polemi » Wed May 15, 2019 7:38 am

I enjoy watching this too, and I'm pretty sure somebody sometime in the opening "blurb" commented that there is no official charge, but recipients can donate as much as they feel appropriate/can afford, it apparently is a charity.
Or maybe I dozed off at that point and dreamed it! 😂😂
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Re: The Repair shop

Post by PolemIan » Wed May 15, 2019 5:58 pm

Flossie wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:53 am
I remember that one - wasn't he with his sister getting something repaired? It really is a most enjoyable programme - a refreshing change from ones about cooking and property!
Yes, a miners lamp that saved their grandfather when the mine collapsed.

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Re: The Repair shop

Post by trevnhil » Wed May 15, 2019 8:19 pm

We are now watching it every evening. But the ones we missed we will have to see via the BBC iPlayer
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Re: The Repair shop

Post by smudger » Wed May 15, 2019 8:46 pm

The painting repairs like the one tonight I find incredible. Also, the clock they restored tonight was just beautiful.

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Post by Maggie B » Wed May 15, 2019 11:32 pm

PolemIan wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 5:58 pm
Flossie wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:53 am
I remember that one - wasn't he with his sister getting something repaired? It really is a most enjoyable programme - a refreshing change from ones about cooking and property!
Yes, a miners lamp that saved their grandfather when the mine collapsed.

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Re: The Repair shop

Post by Happy in Cyprus » Thu May 16, 2019 12:43 am

The programme's a bit like that other amazing programme, Supervet, where you never see money change hands and are invariably left wondering...how much?

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Re: The Repair shop

Post by smudger » Thu May 16, 2019 1:34 am

You're right Lloyd! Great viewing tho!

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Re: The Repair shop

Post by smudger » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:26 pm

Hurray! It's back again, BBC2, 7.00 😀

Sorry, 9.00 Cyprus time!

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Post by Dominic » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:14 am

And I am sure that lots of people might say the same thing about some of your posts David.
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