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Offline bog

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Old Sod's Army-The Repair Shop
« on: May 15, 2019, 10:54:39 AM »
As an aside from football, does anybody watch the prog on the BBC called The Repair Shop? Surprisingly people take all manner of personal items there to be repaired. Those who do the repairs are so skilled and they obviously enjoy all that they do. Some items have such an interesting history. One was a battered old violin that a lady who was sent to Auschwitz used to play. Her ability to play this saved her life as she was a put into an orchestra there for propaganda purposes. She handed this down the family when she died in 1947. Another was a set of dusty old tubes that was a set of bag pipes. These had been played in the First World War by this chap's grandfather. I found it quite emotional to hear both of them them played again after restoration.  For once the BBC has come up with really excellent programme. 

Was there ever a braver man who climbed out of those God forsaken trenches and take on the bullets, bombs and shrapnel armed with a set of bag pipes?   

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Re: Old Sod's Army-The Repair Shop
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 01:30:46 PM »
It is a fabulous programme Bog..... with so many interesting facets. There is the ‘triumph over tragedy ‘ element as the pieces in question often hold some wonderful memory of an ageing ( or sadly lost ) parent or family member . Then there is the craftsmanship and dedication of the restorers who plough all their knowledge and experience into bringing the object back to life. The culmination of this is the resurrection of the memories of the object and the owner which often leaves you with a sizeable lump in your throat
It is a wonderful series

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Re: Old Sod's Army-The Repair Shop
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 03:55:06 PM »
Excellent program and I well up almost every episode.

Also good to see some of the expert restorers are young people.


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Re: Old Sod's Army-The Repair Shop
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 06:05:24 PM »
 094.gif I tried to get the Beeb to include our rotten defence in the programme which is otherwise brilliant.

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Re: Old Sod's Army-The Repair Shop
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 06:08:34 PM »
My laptop is in a loop, just out of guarantee

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Re: Old Sod's Army-The Repair Shop
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 06:48:43 PM »
But they never tell you how much the repair cost, I bet with specialist repairs it's a fortune.


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Re: Old Sod's Army-The Repair Shop
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2019, 06:54:45 PM »
As an aside from football, does anybody watch the prog on the BBC called The Repair Shop? Surprisingly people take all manner of personal items there to be repaired. Those who do the repairs are so skilled and they obviously enjoy all that they do. Some items have such an interesting history. One was a battered old violin that a lady who was sent to Auschwitz used to play. Her ability to play this saved her life as she was a put into an orchestra there for propaganda purposes. She handed this down the family when she died in 1947. Another was a set of dusty old tubes that was a set of bag pipes. These had been played in the First World War by this chap's grandfather. I found it quite emotional to hear both of them them played again after restoration.  For once the BBC has come up with really excellent programme. 

Was there ever a braver man who climbed out of those God forsaken trenches and take on the bullets, bombs and shrapnel armed with a set of bag pipes?   

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I agree about The Repair Shop, but why the cheap jibe “for once .....”. Have you watched Line of Duty, Killing Eve, Planet Earth, Dynasties, Earth from Space, Mrs Wilson.... There has been along list of great programmes from the Beeb recently whatever your tastes. Why not celebrate their successes!

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Re: Old Sod's Army-The Repair Shop
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 08:33:52 PM »
As an aside from football, does anybody watch the prog on the BBC called The Repair Shop? Surprisingly people take all manner of personal items there to be repaired. Those who do the repairs are so skilled and they obviously enjoy all that they do. Some items have such an interesting history. One was a battered old violin that a lady who was sent to Auschwitz used to play. Her ability to play this saved her life as she was a put into an orchestra there for propaganda purposes. She handed this down the family when she died in 1947. Another was a set of dusty old tubes that was a set of bag pipes. These had been played in the First World War by this chap's grandfather. I found it quite emotional to hear both of them them played again after restoration.  For once the BBC has come up with really excellent programme. 

Was there ever a braver man who climbed out of those God forsaken trenches and take on the bullets, bombs and shrapnel armed with a set of bag pipes?   

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I agree about The Repair Shop, but why the cheap jibe “for once .....”. Have you watched Line of Duty, Killing Eve, Planet Earth, Dynasties, Earth from Space, Mrs Wilson.... There has been along list of great programmes from the Beeb recently whatever your tastes. Why not celebrate their successes!

It was no cheap jibe but one over stated. Line of Duty has moved onto a soap with lots of loose ends so they can churn out another one, Killing Eve was of no interest to me, however the others that you mention shut me up good and proper. I think I still bear a grudge that they spend £85m on a new set for Eastenders!  Plus all the monstrous salaries the top brass and just below are on.  I stand corrected somewhat!