Award-winning restoration show The Repair Shop moves to evenings on BBC One this spring



Following the success of The Repair Shop At Christmas, which attracted 5.5m viewers, the much-loved programme where family heirlooms are restored to their former glory by a team of craftsmen and women has now been commissioned to broadcast on BBC One evenings from this spring.

Produced by Ricochet, a Warner Bros. International Television Production Company, new episodes of The Repair Shop will also continue to play out on BBC One afternoons across the week.

Playing out on BBC Two at tea times since 2017, and on BBC One in the afternoons since last year, The Repair Shop has consistently reached above average viewing figures and audience share in its allocated slots.

In 2019 The Repair Shop was awarded Best Daytime Programme by the Royal Television Society and received the prestigious international Rose d’or prize for Reality and Factual Entertainment. This year it won Best Daytime Programme at the Broadcast Awards.

The Repair Shop is a workshop of dreams, presented by Jay Blades and staffed by a team of Britain’s most skilled restoration experts. In every episode members of the public bring their much loved but broken family treasures for the team to breathe new life into them, while also revealing the personal stories behind the items.

This spring the new series will see items including a Pump Organ that was once a mother's pride and joy, a Juke Box that holds beloved memories of a special wedding day, and an alabaster lightshade that’s one of the trickiest restorations yet for ceramics expert Kirsten - all brought back to life.

Charlotte Moore, Director BBC Content, says: "The award-winning Repair Shop has really struck a chord with the British public and introducing it to evenings on BBC One will only broaden its audience and the craft."

Carla-Maria Lawson, BBC Head of Daytime and Early Peak, says: "The Repair Shop speaks to an appreciation of expertise, collaboration and kindness that transcends monetary values. Fans of the show love watching our brilliant and talented experts restoring cherished items, no matter how humble they may be."

Joanna Ball, MD and Head of Ricochet, adds: "We are so proud of the success of The Repair Shop. In a world that often feels frightening and combative The Repair Shop is an oasis of kindness. The team both in front of and behind the camera take real pleasure in their craft and we’re glad it’s worked so well for the audience."

The Repair Shop is produced by Ricochet, a Warner Bros. International Television Production UK Company. The Executive Producers for Ricochet are Hannah Lamb and Rob Butterfield. WBITVP produces international versions of The Repair Shop in France (M6/ ‘L’Atelier) and The Netherlands (RTL 4) with further adaptations in development.

Further viewing figures:

The Christmas special on BBC One at 7pm on 29 December reached 5.5m viewers and a 29.2% share of the audience.

On BBC One afternoons the last series averaged 2.9m viewers/25.6% share against a slot average of 1.7m/17.4%.

On BBC Two at 6.30pm the last series averaged 2.1m viewers /12.1% share against a slot average of 1.3m/6.8%.

Source BBC One

February 14, 2020 3:20am ET by BBC One  


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