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BBC2 looking for interesting items for repair

Jan 27, 2017

We have been contacted by Ricochet TV, part of Warner bros TV production UK  www.ricochet.co.uk 

They are making a new television show for BBC2 called "The repair shop"; the show looks into repairing beloved and interesting possessions for people who would like to see them restored or repaired back to their original working order.  The kind of items they have come across so far have ranged from inherited pocket watches to grandfather clocks, from rocking horses to drawn carriages, even from toy cars to VW campers. Ricochet have a team of experts who cover all trades such as blacksmithing, ceramics, clockmakers, upholsterers and carpenters.

Ricochet are looking for anyone that has an item that might be suitable that they would like to put forward for consideration.

As well as sentimental/interesting items belonging to individuals….they would like to feature and repair a few items in the show that have a community value, something treasured or something essential to communities that has fallen into disrepair, perhaps has an interesting story and purpose to the village/town that can be restored.

For example some towns, villages and communities have certain items that are important to them; they could be memorial plaques,  eroded statues, snapped weather vanes, broken sun dials, cracked gargoyles, fading carvings, or maybe the paint is peeling on your local pub's swing sign?

Ricochet said "Please note that although a lot of things can be moved, items would need to not be permanently stuck in situ, for example some larger statues or water fountains are grand logistically feats to move. The item would be repaired at our repair shop (a barn outfitted for our experts) and given back to the community at no expense to the owner - additionally there would be broadcasted TV coverage from start to finish of the item, in the work shop and also when the item is revealed to the owner or community."

Please also note that Ricochet are receiving a lot of items and interest across the country, and sometimes they can be too big and take too long to fix, so please don't be disheartened if they cannot repair it this time.

If  you have something interesting that you would like to have repaired, then please get back in touch with the company at repair@ricochet.co.uk or call them on 01273 224800.

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