Our groundbreaking heirlooms

TV TimesJuly 04, 2020

Our groundbreaking heirlooms
Jay Blades on what The Repair Shop triumphs can tell us about British history
Caren Clark

The poignant family stories surrounding the treasured heirlooms lovingly restored in hit series The Repair Shop have caused many of us to shed a happy tear or two.

But if the fascinating objects always leave you wanting to learn more, a new 15-part spin-off, The Repair Shop: Fixing Britain, will be right up your street.

The daytime series, airing every weekday on BBC1, takes a look back at some of the items that have been repaired in the famous barn to see what they reveal about our social history. Each episode has a different theme and offers insight into everything from toys and espionage to immigration.

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July 04, 2020