ChatterBank2 mins ago
The Repair Shop
Just watching tonights programme and my admiration of skills of the restorers has been recorded before.Also commented on before about how Jay Blades hangs around doing nothing and taking the credit but tonight his totally inane questions of the visitors really is pathetic.Example,he asks a guy about why he wanted his Father’s naval equipment restored after 42 years,what difference if it were 142 years.
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Jay does and says what the director tells him to. He really does not get the supplies. The experts prefer their own suppliers and everything else is sorted by the production company runners. It is a TV set, the show is heavily edited and lightly scripted otherwise it wouldn't work. Jay is the only one that was invited to join the team without audition, the producers wanted him in that role from the outset.
"He is the glue that holds the show together". No, he's not. The person doing the voice-over 'holds the show together'. Jay Blades, that 'expert upholsterer', who never does any upholstering (or anything else) is a total waste of space who wanders around as if he's the proprietor, and basks in the warm glow of the fantastic, skilful artistry of those who do the actual work.