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KING IN SPECIAL REPAIR SHOP EPISODE TO CELEBRATE THE BBC’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY

King will guest star in a special episode of The Repair Shop as part of the BBC’s 100th anniversary celebrations.

In the program charles Meet with show host Jay Blaze and his expert team of artisans to explore their shared passion for preserving traditional craft techniques.

The team also repairs two prized items of the monarch’s choosing: pottery made for Queen Victoria. diamond jubilee And an 18th century clock.

The special was announced on The One Show on Tuesday, and the episode aired on October 26th at 8pm. BBC 1.

In August 2021, the Blaise team, pottery expert Kirsten Ramsay, watchmaker Steve Fletcher and furniture restorer Will Kirk, were invited to Dumfries House in Scotland to meet the King. prince of walesand learn about the Oji Foundation’s efforts to train the next generation of craftsmen.

In the episode, Charles is seen giving Blaise a tour of the estate, as well as meeting some of the students in the building crafts program set up by the Prince Foundation, which teaches traditional skills such as blacksmithing, masonry, and wood carving. increase.

Blaise, who grew up in Hackney, Londonsaid: We actually have the same interests.

Meanwhile, Dumfries House collections manager Satinder Kaul shows Kirk, Ramsay and Fletcher through a collection of 18th-century furniture and decorative arts.

In the episode, the repair shop’s team will bring two historical clocks: an 18th-century bracket clock from the collection of the King’s Dumfries House, and a pottery made by the famous British Wemyss Ware for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. We promise to restore your masterpiece. A ceramic manufacturer founded in 1882.

The building craft program lends alumnus Jeremy Cash to a repair shop to trade skills with metalworking expert Dom Cinea for a special third item, a soldier-shaped fire setting is also done.

In Spring 2022, Blades and team welcomed the King to The Repair Shop Barn to reunite with the item.

BBC Commissioning Editor Julie Shaw said:

“It’s rare to see the former Prince of Wales, but he’s just as fascinated by the skill of the team that works on his items as a visitor to a repair shop.

“This episode was really fun and I hope people enjoy it as much as we do.”

Joanna Ball, Executive Producer of The Repair Shop and Managing Director of Ricochet, added:

“Having the Prince of Wales in the barn was a real honor for the whole team.”

Kaur, Dumfries House collection manager, said:

“It was a pleasure to welcome Jay Blaze and his talented restorers to our headquarters at Dumfries House to explore the collection of 18th century furniture and decorative arts, including many examples of Thomas Chippendale’s work, which was a huge hit with the team. is.

“They also met with students who are benefiting from a building crafts program that helps preserve heritage building crafts skills that are at risk of being lost through education and training.

“Over the past five years, The Repair Shop has done a great job showcasing the skills involved in craftsmanship and highlighting the importance of repairing items rather than replacing them, so it was a very natural collaboration. .”

The show was filmed between Fall 2021 and March 2022, before Prince Charles became King after the death of his mother, the Queen.

A special episode of The Repair Shop will air on BBC One on 26 October at 8pm.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/charles-bbc-diamond-jubilee-prince-of-wales-london-b2200613.html KING IN SPECIAL REPAIR SHOP EPISODE TO CELEBRATE THE BBC’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY

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