Jay Blades, best known for his BBC series ‘The Repair Shop’, launched a new series this week, called ‘Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop’. Filmed in Bradford, Jay has a team of Yorkshire folk that all want to become master carpenters with the help of some of the UK’s best furniture makers.
The six-part series, which started this week, sees the six carpenters guided by expert mentors to create bespoke furniture and other wooden designs to be gifted to local heroes who have gone above and beyond in the community.
The programme is the most heartwarming and heartfelt show on the tele at the moment, and we can’t wait to for next weeks show already. The members of the public – who have been ‘hailed as local heroes – are awarded gifts made by the carpenters for their efforts.
Staff in Doncaster – who moved in and formed a bubble during the pandemic’s first lockdown – avoiding a single case of covid are presented bespoke, handmade pieces of wooden furniture to recognise the work they do for their community.
We get to hear members of the public’s stories first hand through the uplifting show and why they deserve a well-earned thank you.
The novice carpenters range from retired 68-year-old Les, who felt written off after a heart attack to 22-year-old Kate, who took up woodwork after breaking her foot.
The six novices help and are given guidance by three experts, Ciaran, Isabelle and Saf three of the country’s best fine furniture makers
Filming began back in April in Bradford and is set to make stars of the Yorkshire carpenters. This weeks episode focused on Les, with the other five episodes, are expecting to explore the five other carpenters personal reasons for being on the show.
You can catch the show on Tuesdays at 9pm on BBC Two. If you’d like to find out more or just want to catch the first episode, visit the BBC website here.