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Is anyone else addicted to "The Repair Shop"? (BBC1)

This little daytime gem is broadcast when I am out at work, but I have found myself binge watching the whole lot on iPlayer. It’s fabulous.The crafts people have enviable talent.
Redistributing the stuffing in a leather rhino by wiggling a stick up its bottom remains the highlight for me!

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I’ve watched a couple of episode on catch up so far. I liked the giant teddy being re-stuffed!

buy new and chuck the old things away…lol…

Absolutely love The Repair Shop :slight_smile: Happened on it by accident around series 2, I think, and always record it now. Particularly love the ceramic repair lady, the wood repair bloke, the clock man and the painting restorer lady. Flipping amazing when they get something with a massive rip or scratch, or in a million bits, and when you see it again it looks like new. They’re very good at what they do, that’s for sure.

And that leather rhino footstool was a beauty, no wonder the leather lady was after it :smiley:

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I love it and have watched every episode. I’m just blown away by how talented the restorers are. I just wish there wasn’t so much crying at the end as it always sets me off too!

Such a talented bunch of people, it’s great viewing. I’m with you Chris @TheChrisArtist on the leather rhino, I’m hoping that I never need my stuffing re-arranged…

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I adore the show, though I tend to cry a lot, such touching stories behind the pieces.

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ha ha Lynn @erkinwald …is this another one for the naughty corner?

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I’ve never watched it but have just discovered ‘Home is where the art is’ on iplayer & I can’t stop watching it! I love to see how 3 completely different artists interpret the brief.

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Yes, we love it here, have been watching from the beginning :slight_smile:

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Yes I think it probably is Brenda @teabreaks I didn’t want the naughty corner/step to feel abandoned. :grinning:

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I thought this would be another of those recycle and update rubbish shows that they have on now but I love it. Did you see yesterday with the model plane carved by a fighter pilot in the war. I am running out of tissues with all of the reactions at the end of the show and the stories behind the items. Sorry Brenda @teabreaks I can’t agree with you here there are some things worth holding on to and saving for the special stories behind them, but where would we be if everyone thought the same.

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I’m glad I not the only one who has to get the tissues out @MadeintheTemple. The stories behind the pieces are so powerful. Such talented repairers, I loved the silver purse featured yesterday, the end result was gorgeous.

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I always thought it was really sad recording day time TV - however The Repair Shop is a must for me. Brilliant brilliant artisan crafters with loads and loads of fabulous skills and talents - great stuff. Enjoy ……

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So impressed have I been by the skills of the craftspeople that I have been internet stalking, sorry, Googling them, to look at their own websites. The before and after photos on the ceramic lady’s website are gobsmacking (a plastic bag with a thousand pieces, transformed back into a Dresden vase and she guarantees invisible repairs!). The upholstering lady has also done some impressive chair and sofa restorations. And I love the teddy bear ladies!

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Oh, Brenda, you are awful (but I like you!) :rofl:

Love it, I wish it was on at a different time, more people need to hear the message of repair not throw away.

Chris, I did some stalking too, I’m following Jay and Kirsten (ceramic lady) on Instagram. :slight_smile:

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Jay is also on “Money for Nothing” he sometimes presents it and also is featured with his brightly painted items. I love his work.

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I love it too! Such amazingly talented crafts people.