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David Jason and Jay Blades take on a Beeb ‘toolshed tour’


David Jason and Jay Blades take on a Beeb ‘toolshed tour’

Sir David Jason and Jay Blades MBE are hitting the road in their Touring Toolshed to help members of the public, professional makers, and enthusiasts take their crafts to the next level in a new fifteen part series for BBC Two.

Sir David Jason:

“It’s a light-hearted way of being able to witness people’s hobbies and interests around the country, as Jay and I tour the UK visiting various county shows. 

“I think it’s really great to be able to encourage people of all ages to try their hands at different skills and past times as we are hearing so much more about being mindful and having different hobbies to help with our mental health.”

British people have always had an appetite for rolling up their sleeves and making, and this heart-warming new series will reveal a lesser-known side to one of TV’s best-loved faces, as Sir David Jason teams up with Jay Blades MBE to reveal his life-long passion for creating and fixing things.

In the programme, David and Jay park up their toolshed at the UK’s air shows, steam rallies, county fairs and vintage festivals, to meet some of the UK’s most talented crafters, makers and tinkerers – as well as people who could use a little help!

Each episode will see the duo attend a craft, hobby or engineering fair, meet enthusiasts, tinkerers and crafters and call in some talented experts to help fix their problem projects. They’ll also be heading out into the surrounding areas to meet the people whose incredible hobbies have taken over their whole life.

Jay Blades:

“There are so many people across the land that tinker, and some of them go to expert levels, but everybody starts at the bottom and we just want to show them that you can learn from an expert that will be able to take you right up to where you need to go. That’s why I wanted to do [this show] -to get the nation making again!”

David & Jay’s Touring Toolshed begins on Monday 22 January at 6.30 pm on BBC Two

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