The Repair Shop

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The Repair Shop
Why Looking for Inventors, Mechanics, Engineers for a new TV programme
Where UK
Who Plum Pictures
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I hope you’re all well. I am a Development Producer writing from a TV company called Plum Pictures based in London.

Firstly, here’s a bit about Plum Pictures:

Plum makes factual and factual entertainment series with a focus on talent-led programmes and formats. Plum is now amongst the UK’s fastest growing and critically acclaimed production companies. We have become renowned for working with the best on-screen talent and hit show’s including James May’s Toy Stories, The Secret Caribbean with Trevor McDonald and E-Numbers: An Edible Adventure. Plum’s programmes are amongst the most watched in the UK, with James May’s Toy Stories having been the second highest rating series on BBC Two in 2009. In just under three years many of Plum’s productions have been also been nominated for a range of respected industry awards, including the BAFTA and the Royal Television Society Awards

I am currently in the very early stages of developing a programme series for a major broadcaster called ‘The Repair Shop’ [working title]. The series is an attempt to confront our addiction to disposable living – from everyday gadgets to furniture to kitchen appliances to the more weird and wonderful; this habit of throwing away anything and everything without any attempt to repair it has become a firm fixture in British life. Our team of experts will show members of the audience how to lovingly restore these broken items and bring them back to life.

I am currently looking for on-screen talent for our series. We are looking for a mix of Inventors, Engineers, Mechanics, Technologists. I’m sure it goes without saying but as it’s for TV we are looking at outgoing, eccentric characters with big personalities.

I wondered if this might be of interest to anyone based in the UK only. I’m really excited to fill you in on the project

With very best wishes