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Jay Blades

Jay Blades



United Kingdom

Age: 54

Born: 21 Feb, 1970

Known for

In The Repair Shop as Expertas Expert

in The Repair Shop
In The Repair Shop: Fixing Britain as Presenteras Presenter

in The Repair Shop: Fixing Britain
In Jay's Yorkshire Workshop as Presenteras Presenter

in Jay's Yorkshire Workshop
In Money for Nothing as Presenteras Presenter

in Money for Nothing

TV Series Starring Jay Blades

David & Jay's Touring ToolshedDavid & Jay's Touring Toolshed

Sir David Jason and Jay Blades tour the UK, meeting talented crafters and hobbyists. At each stop, they help some, admire others and learn new crafts along the way.


Jay Blades: The Midlands Through TimeJay Blades: The Midlands Through Time
Channel 5, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

Jay Blades reveals the secrets of his adopted home, uncovering its extraordinary history, from its much-mocked accent to the truth about Lady Godiva.


Jay Blades: East End Through TimeJay Blades: East End Through Time
Channel 5, 2023 Running | History, Documentary

Jay Blades explores the extraordinary history of his home - the east end of London. From law makers, to law breakers Jay finds out about the people who made the East End so special.


Jay Blades: No Place Like HomeJay Blades: No Place Like Home
Channel 5, 2022 Running | History, Documentary

Jay Blades takes a journey back in time as he returns to his childhood neighbourhood.


Jay's Yorkshire WorkshopJay's Yorkshire Workshop
BBC Two, 2021 On Hiatus | Housing/Building, Reality
Rating: 4/5

Jay Blades opens the doors to his brand new workshop in Bradford. In each episode, members of the public nominate local heroes from across Yorkshire to receive a bespoke, handmade piece of wooden furniture to recognise the work they do for their community, often going above and beyond.


The Repair Shop: Fixing BritainThe Repair Shop: Fixing Britain
BBC One, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | History, Housing/Building, Documentary

The Repair Shop: Fixing Britain will explore the untold stories of ordinary people, as we learn how these objects shaped our past and influenced the way we live our lives today. A journey through the history of the heirlooms will cover everything from espionage and World War One to immigration and mid-century modern design, as each episode explores a different theme.


Jay Blades' Home FixJay Blades' Home Fix
BBC One, 2020 On Hiatus | Reality, Documentary

Jay Blades shares personal tips and tricks to help viewers become self-sufficient in their own homes. Jay demonstrates how we can all become a bit more handy at home through a range of simple demonstrations from his own workshop. Aided by a rich catalogue of BBC home and garden archive, viewers are guided through ways to tackle outstanding tasks and encouraged to try something new.


The Repair ShopThe Repair Shop
BBC Two, 2017 Running | Reality, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

The Repair Shop is a workshop of dreams, where broken or damaged cherished family heirlooms are brought back to life. Furniture restorers, horologists, metal workers, ceramicists, upholsterers and all manner of skilled craftsmen and women have been brought together to work in one extraordinary space, restoring much-loved possessions to their former glory. Many of these items have incredible stories behind them and a unique place in history: from an accordion played in the Blitz by a woman who is now in her 90s, to a beautifully crafted clock made by a father who was completely blind; a Pinball machine that is currently being used as a kitchen counter, and a Davenport desk with its trademark fake drawers which fooled burglars - and their crowbar. The Repair Shop is an antidote to our throwaway culture and shines a light on the wonderful treasures to be found in homes across the country.


Money for NothingMoney for Nothing
BBC One, 2015 Running | Housing/Building, Reality
Rating: 4/5

Watch as Sarah Moore rescues discarded items from the tip and turns them into valuable pieces, giving the profits back to their original owners. Each episode is a heartwarming journey of transformation and redemption, proving that one person's trash can truly be another's treasure.