It is a true feat to make it through an episode of The Repair Shop without shedding a tear. While the premise of the BBC show is straightforward, it is also the rarest of TV gems: an uplifting hour about the power of memory and how even simple belongings can become inseparable from our lives.
It is also a show that has slowly but surely gained a legion of loyal fans, becoming the comfort TV smash of 2019. Regularly topping 2 million viewers, its celebrity fans include Richard Osman, Kathy Burke and Greg James. Stephen Fry called it “the best programme on British television” and a fine antidote to “the mad digital world”.