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The team tackle a 1930s pinball machine, an antique weather device and a rocking horse that holds huge sentimental significance for its owner.

A tired-looking and dilapidated old rocking horse arrives at the barn, requiring the joint attention of furniture restorer Will Kirk and saddlery expert Suzie Fletcher. The rocking horse has been part of owner Julie’s life since childhood, but after she carried out a bodged renovation with her husband Paul, they had always planned to return to the job and make a second attempt at restoration together. Sadly, before they could begin, Paul was diagnosed with terminal cancer and passed away just a few weeks ago. Now Julie has grandchildren on the way, so needs Will and Suzie to help keep Paul’s dream alive and revive this much-loved heirloom for future generations.

Storm clouds gather for horologist Steve Fletcher as he attempts to revive a century-old barograph. This remarkable device was invented at a time of Victorian ingenuity to test and record weather pressure, and is now the proud possession of meteorology student Ollie, who is keen to use it to help prepare his online weather forecasts. Not only does the whole clock mechanism need a full overhaul, but the whole thing is thick with grime, meaning Steve has a challenge on his hands to get the clockwork mechanism working once more.

And pinball wizard Geoffrey Harvey has great fun bringing a vintage machine ricocheting back to life.

44 minutes

Last on

Mon 8 Apr 2019 16:30

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jay Blades
Narrator Robert Pugh
Series Editor Sandy Watson
Executive Producer Rob Butterfield
Executive Producer Emma Walsh

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