Richard Talman on The Repair Shop

Richard Talman From RTFJ On BBC’s “The Repair Shop”

I am pleased to say I have finally got the date in for the airing of The Repair Shop that I will feature on…  Episode 3 goes out at 6.45pm on Wednesday 15th August.

The opportunity started last September when I was contacted by researchers for the show, who were keen to have me taking part and mending an extremely sentimental piece of jewellery.   This involved transferring a good part of my tools and equipment to an ancient barn, filmed on location at the Weald & Downland Museum, near Chichester.  The experience was incredible, meeting the other experts and witnessing them, too, restoring cherished heirlooms all under one roof.  The process was fairly nerve-wracking!  To be out of your own familiar place of work is one thing, but to then have cameras recording your every move was quite different.

I was so pleased when it was my turn to present the repaired item back to its owner, and see her delight…  I have always enjoyed the process of repairing jewellery.  When something is so sentimental to someone, making something new to replace it is never going to hold the same feelings…

If you want to see something you cherish bough back to life, why not give me a call on 01444 471380 or make contact below:

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