Edinburgh TV Festival Does…The Repair Shop

BBC One’s heart-warming hit, The Repair Shop, will be the opening its barn doors for a special session launching this year’s Edinburgh TV Festival, it was announced today (FRI).


Producers, Ricochet, will create a 45-minute TV Festival special with Jay Blades and some of the experts of the popular hit show, to mark its fifth anniversary.


With over 300 episodes broadcast, the format has transformed from a modest daytime programme to a treasured fixture on primetime BBC One. With Comic Relief and Children in Need specials, four Christmas Specials and a Jubilee Celebration, the joy the fixes bring continues to enthral viewers.


Managing Director of Ricochet, Joanna Ball, said: “I am so proud of The Repair Shop and the incredible team, both on and off screen, that lovingly craft the programme. We are looking forward to fixing some items for some TV legends and bringing the magic of the barn to the TV Festival.”


Creative Director, TV Festival, Stewart Clarke, said: “We are beyond thrilled to have The Repair Shop as the opening entertainment session at this year’s festival. I love the format and, as we return to an in-person festival, this is the perfect opening entertainment piece.”


The session will be produced by Ricochet and The Repair Shop team and feature the restoration of some unique items and also show some behind-the-scenes secrets behind production.


Portfolio Editor, BBC One, BBC Two & BBC Four, Syeda Irtizaali, added: “There is a magical quality to The Repair Shop. Its heady mix of warmth and escapism combined with expert craftsmanship has been a huge hit for BBC One and we are so proud we can extend that magic to the TV Festival."


The Repair Shop is produced by Ricochet and first aired on BBC Two early evening in March 2017, eventually moving across to BBC One for Daytime. The current primetime series of The Repair Shop is transmitting Wednesdays at 8pm.


Notes to Editors:


About Ricochet

Ricochet is a leading TV production company based in the UK specializing in creating and producing popular factual formats. From its small office in the seaside town of Brighton the team has devised hit formats that have travelled the world. As well as The Repair Shop, other formats include the global phenomenon Supernanny as well as It’s Me or The Dog, Selling Houses, Cowboy Builders and many others. Ricochet has been part of WBITVP since 2010.


About Edinburgh TV Festival 

The Edinburgh TV Festival brought to you by Screen Scotland, is the UK’s foremost television event, bringing together leading industry figures and a broad, diverse range of delegates to celebrate and dissect the world of global television. The 2022 edition will run from August 24th – 26th.


For more information please contact Plank PR for The Repair Shop on lou@plankpr.com 020 8995 3936.