Ricochet TV is part of Warner bros TV production UK www.ricochet.co.uk and 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. They have a team of experts who cover all trades such as blacksmithing, ceramics, clockmakers, upholsterers and carpenters.
Additionally, as well as sentimental/interesting items belonging to individuals….they would really love 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 pubs swing sign and can let them know we could them
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 their repair shop (a barn outfitted for their 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 they 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 can’t repair it this time
If perhaps you might have something you’d love to be repaired, then please get in touch with them at email@example.com or call them on 01273 224800