Wednesday 24 August 2022


Beverley Lyons 
Dame Judi Dench and Craig Revel Horwood got on the fast track to make it to Edinburgh for a special edition of The Repair Shop.

Legendary actress Dame Judi and Strictly judge Craig are appearing at this year‘s Edinburgh TV festival for an entertaining edition of the hit show as it marks its fifth anniversary. 

The BBC One show sees members of the public bring their family heirlooms in need of restoring to a team of experts led by furniture restorer and host Jay Blades.

The 87-year-old, who took in a pocket watch which belonged to her late husband, actor Michael Williams to the show,  relaxed on her way from London to Scotland on the LNER line as she enjoyed doing the crossword in between having some toasted tea cake. 

Craig, 57,also enjoyed some food as he travelled on the 4pm from London yesterday. 
He took in a life-like chimp from Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, Sunset Boulevard, which was given to him as an opening night present.

Jamie Michael Wells who works for LNER said: “I felt privileged and honoured to meet Dame Judie Dench. 
She is such a lovely lady who loved to chat. 

“She and Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood were up filming for The Repair Shop. 
She did mention her love for Edinburgh  I’m looking forward to seeing them on the return journey.”

Creative director of the festival Stewart Clarke said: “This is the perfect opening entertainment piece and we would like to thank everyone involved for bringing a bit of The Repair Shop magic of the barn to the TV Festival, it’s going to be an absolute must-see.”

Fans can watch the special edition of the show on the Edinburgh TV festival on the  Edinburgh TV Festival You Tube  

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