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carolegif | 21:49 Wed 25th Mar 2020 | Media & TV
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Is there anything more uplifting than this programme in these testing days? When they mended that juke box and it played Glen Miller, not a dry eye! Then the bike.

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The amazing thing about the show is that the highly skilled artisans spend many hours and tons of care on items that often have no value except to the owners.
22:10 Wed 25th Mar 2020
I've never watched it. Is it a bit like "Find it, Fix it, Flog it"?

I have no interest in cars, but I love "Car S.O.S."...They do wonderful things bringing classic cars back to their original beauty.
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People bring in their precious items, some inherited, that have been lying in attics and cupboards and have been broken or seen better days. Then the experts, artists and specialists repair them. They still keep some of the dents and blemishes that make them unique. Do watch it, if is mind boggling sometimes.
The amazing thing about the show is that the highly skilled artisans spend many hours and tons of care on items that often have no value except to the owners.
Well worth watching. Pity one can never find such a place when one wants something repaired.
You can find such people, OG. All the experts on the show work in real life and will take any job on if you are prepared to pay - and pay a whole lot of money.
OG .. you need to have a day out to the Weald and Downland Living Museum in Singleton where it is filmed.
Don't go tomorrow .. it's closed, as is everything else round here !
Steve the clock repairer is brilliant as is young Will.
Yeah but do they work there normally, when not making the programme ? Never find reputable fixers when needed.
No, they don't work there normally. The whole set up is realistically unworkable and is a fantasy environment.
Each expert can be found online, promoting their own business. This is Will, the carpenter
http://www.williamkirkrestoration.co.uk/
I see Steve is based in Witney Oxon.
Steve's sister, Suzie, is the saddle maker and she is very highly regarded in her profession http://suziefletcher.co.uk/
It's a really lovely programme. My eyes were wet as well. It is more than time that craftspersons were recognised for their skills. Wouldn't miss it.
Kirsten is probably my favourite, the ceramist. Her restoration work is incredible.
the fire at Windsor Castle years ago was a big boost - they had to get in all the craftsmen they could find to repair it, and train some too, and they learnt a lot as they examined everything minutely and realised what had been done and why they'd done it; they were relearning techniques that virtually vanished centuries ago.
Every cloud, jno
Love this programme! Sadly. a lot of the skills are being lost as we live in a throwaway society.
I had tears in my eyes when he saw and heard the jukebox.

I like this programme, some really skilled people working in the workshop.
Always an enjoyable watch, this week's was really good :-)

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