Jay Blades - Making It The Repair Shop host's inspirational memoir


The Repair Shop was watched by 6.7 million people in 2020 and now occupies a prime time BBC1 slot. It's presenter, Jay Blades, is a modern furniture restorer, up-cycler and eco designer, however his cheery, sympathetic demeanour masks an upbringing full of challenges, He'll be talking about his moving memoir, Making It, which outlines an adolescence marked by violent racism at secondary school and brutalisation by the police. He'll be sharing these experiences and others, and his inspiring journey, supported by community, from a council estate in Hackney to his success in a programme that has been a highlight of our Lockdown TV viewing. Talking to Tim Hubbard.

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