The TV show Repair Shop focuses on restoring old heirlooms and treasured antiques on BBC One.
People usually come to the program with items of sentimental value in hopes that the expert craftsmen can restore them to their former glory. Jay Blades hosts the show with help from artisans and furniture restorers Steven Fletcher and Will Kirk. Working alongside a team of specialists, each with their own profession.
Leather and saddle specialist Suzie Fletcher and expert craftsmen Kirsten Ramsay and Dominic Chelsea are on the program. The new series of the BBC reality show started on Wednesday May 11 at 8pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
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In Wednesday’s episode, Steve is tasked with restoring a gigantic wooden clock belonging to couple Monica and Andrew from Leicestershire. Monica’s late father hand-built the clock to “2,000 hours” with the intention of displaying it at the World Trade Center in Dallas, Texas.
Her husband, Andrew, says he hopes the restored version of the clock can see the Museum of Time with the British Horological Institute after confirming they would like the object. It’s the first time the couple have seen the clock out of its box after returning from Dallas, as Monica’s father died over 30 years ago in 1990.
She expressed on the show, in tears, that “looking at everything there, it looks like he went out for a cup of tea and a cigarette and will be back in a minute.” This is the largest clock that craftsmen have dealt with on The Repair Shop.
As Steve performed his job and succeeded despite the lack of metal on the clock, viewers were flawed and in awe of the craftsmanship and nature of the clock.
Michael Slocombe said: “What an amazing clock restored in the repair shop. The carpentry is amazing. #The repair shopKevin Wright echoed this, writing: “ #repair workshop @TheRepairShop This wooden clock is something special. Literally priceless.”