As the British public* apparently can’t get enough of TV shows about people mending things, I’d like to share some recent pitches with you:
Jay and the gang take a brainbox tour of the UK’s top universities. But what will they find that’s worth tarting up and flipping for a profit? Maybe some dreary, dusty old books which could be repurposed as coffee tables or the odd priceless sculpture that’s just crying out to be transformed into a table lamp. Drills at the ready!
Have I Got Screws For You?
Joined by his little helpers Hislop and Merton in the fixings department at Wickes, Jay gets up to all sorts of screwy tricks.
Call My Buff
Is the finish true or does it need a buff? Choose wisely.
Not Gouging Out
The makeover crew chisels deep into sitcom territory.
A serious departure: Jay takes a look at the hazards that can result from not ensuring those fastenings are secured properly.
The Weakest Link
An in-depth look at what can go wrong when your chains aren’t properly maintained.
Jay lands on morning TV to showcase how YOU can transform that dreary outdoor space.
Homes Under the Hammer
The Blades gang use sledgehammers to smash up perfectly good houses to see what they can upcycle from what’s left.
Walls came tumbling down. Well, they would if not for Jay and his emergency bricks ‘n’ mortar repair team.
Jay-B really canes the expenses by heading out to Florida to talk about a thing that holds another thing really tightly.
Jay and his pals tell us what’s wrong with that bridge support. But only after an hour of ad-free fannying about.
Only Tools and Porches
(Get on with it, Ed.)
To the Spanner Born
Penelope Keith joins Jay as they embark on a hilarious tour of the nation’s dodgy immersion heaters.
The Good Splice
Precision woodwork with Tom and Barbara…and Jay!
Thatch of the Day
Close up shots are this show’s challenge: thatched roof or dodgy wig? Mooted presenters included Bruce Forsyth, Frankie Howerd, and Terry Wogan.
Law and Order: SVU
In Bladesworld, that means making sure that your sockets, valves, and U-bends are fully compliant.
Ben Shephard joins Jay down at the municipal dump to consider what’s the bloody point of it all.
* Nobody asked me, though.
With thanks to Mrs B for her valued, and mainly superior, contributions.