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Episode 13

Episode 13 of 40

The team take on a tarnished keepsake, a whimsical vintage bottle stopper and a cherished pedal scooter.

Today, owner Brian Adams is hoping bike restorer Tim Gunn can work his magic on a rusty pedal scooter that he inherited from his father. Used by Brian’s father in the 1930s, the scooter was his prized possession and he even held on to it when his family were evacuated during the war. The scooter was then passed down to Brian and his sister, who recall spending many happy hours zooming around on the two-wheeled wonder. Sadly, the scooter has sat unused in the shed for many years, but now Brian’s granddaughter Freya has her eye on it, so he needs the team's help to bring it back to its former glory.

Silversmith Brenton West is challenged to restore a precious keepsake with a theatrical past: an original engraved powder compact. This unusual item was gifted to owner Dee Rance's aunt Lucy, a performer, by the legendary comedy impresario Fred Karno. Known as the father of slapstick, Karno's most notable protégés include Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Stan Laurel. Unfortunately the delicate box is dull, knocked and dented, and the mirror inside is cracked beyond repair. Brenton sets to work to transform this tarnished treasure and restore some star quality.

Finally, a whimsical vintage bottle stopper whose smiling face and red nose has fascinated owner Martin Day, ever since he was a child. No job is too small for woodwork heavyweight Will Kirk, who rejuvenates this cheeky chappy so he can be displayed in the drinks cabinet once more.

43 minutes

Last on

Thu 5 Dec 2019 07:15


Role Contributor
Presenter Jay Blades
Narrator Bill Paterson
Executive Producer Rob Butterfield
Executive Producer Emma Walsh


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