TV production companies occassionally contact the parish council looking for people to take part in their programmes. Here’s an opportunity from Chris Fisher at Ricochet:

“I’m a researcher at TV production company Ricochet, and we’re making another series of BBC Two’s successful show – ‘The Repair Shop’.

We are again looking for family heirlooms, and this time we are also looking for objects that have community value that have fallen into disrepair and require some TLC. For example: memorial plaques, eroded statues, snapped weather vanes, broken sun dials, cracked gargoyles, fading carvings, or antique village and pub signs. If there’s a great story behind the article, we’d love to know! Objects need to be able to be taken to our workshop in Chichester to be repaired by our team of master craftspeople, so needs to be transportable.

So, if you have an object you’d like our help with, or know of someone who might like our services, please get back in touch with us at or call us on 01273 224829 , I’ve attached a few flyers with information. Here is some further information about Ricochet and ‘The Repair Shop’ below:

Who we are
Ricochet is an award-winning independent television production company, responsible for creating high quality programming for all the major broadcasters. Our programming output includes Monty Don’s ‘Mastercrafts’ (BBC2), Britain’s Empty Homes (BBC One), Born to Be Different (Channel 4), ‘Food Unwrapped’ (Channel 4) and ‘Cowboy Builders’ (Channel 5). ‘The Repair Shop’ is one of our most recent commissions. To find out more go to

The Programme
The series follows a team of some of Britain’s most passionate and skilled craftspeople as they work side by side in a beautiful barn in the West Sussex countryside fixing, repairing and breathing new life into objects brought in by members of the public. The team are a group of experts drawn from different disciplines such as furniture repairers, metal workers, mechanics, ceramicists, clock makers, picture conservationists, up-cyclers, restorers and fabricators of every ilk. Every object brought in to ‘The Repair Shop’ will be different, each with its own story to tell and at the end of each programme, the objects will be returned to their owners to be treasured in the family for generations to come. To find out more go to where there are a few clips available to watch.”

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