Today in the Repair Shop, Jay Blades and the team bring three treasured family heirlooms, and the memories they hold, back to life.
Art conservator Lucia Scalisi works wonders on a portrait from 1930s of the Japanese martial arts master Yukio Tani. Brought in by the custodian Peter, the painting takes pride of place in the country's most prestigious martial arts club, but decades of being on display have left it desperate for some TLC.
Upholsterer Sonnaz Nooranvary rises to a challenge where others have failed when she restores a Victorian nursery chair that has been in owner Lucy's family for generations. Sonnaz must strip off the many layers of material to reveal the hundred-year-old framework and rebuild the chair using traditional techniques with impressive results.
And horologist Steve Fletcher and ceramic expert Kirsten Ramsay join forces to restore an ornate porcelain clock brought in by 95-year-old Patricia and her daughter Diane. The clock has not chimed for decades and many of the porcelain roses bear chips and missing petals. It is a reconstruction project for Kirsten, while Steve gives the clock mechanism a total overhaul, resulting in the sound of sweet chimes once more.