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The Repair Shop review – is there a lovelier show on TV?

The Repair Shop review – is there a lovelier show on TV?

Renovating a wartime leather wallet once used as an oar and a brightly coloured banana barrow, the heirloom experts offer ancient crafts, patience and much-needed human warmth

I am not sure there is a more lovely show on television than The Repair Shop, now perfectly settled in to its newish primetime home on BBC One, following its promotion from Two earlier this year. It is so good-natured and pure, so wholesome and nice, that at times it seems too good for this cold and cynical world.

The people who bring in family heirlooms for a scrubbing-up or a full-body rebuild bring their stories with them, and their stories, as ever, are heartwarming. The set-ups are always borderline surreal, but one of this week’s big stories is truly fantastic: “Suzie repairs a leather wallet that helped save a world war two air crew marooned at sea.” You don’t get

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