Presented by The Repair Shop’s Jay Blades, each week his workshop doors open to expert craftspeople and would-be woodworkers as they design handmade furniture to thank local heroes
Canadian Broadcast Premiere on Wednesday, February 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Makeful TV during the channel’s free preview event, running from January 31 to April 3
(Toronto, ON – January 27, 2022) – Makeful TV’s charming new series Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop (6×60’) will embrace Canadians this winter by spreading warmth, resilience, generosity and human kindness for its audiences. The Repair Shop’s fan-favourite Jay Blades embarks on a special project, opening the doors of his workshop in Bradford, England to three of the best fine furniture makers from across the region Saf Fakir, Isabelle Moore and Ciarán Ó Braonáin who create stunning designs each week from scratch. In every episode, members of the public nominate and reward local unsung heroes with a bespoke, handmade piece of wooden furniture to recognize the work they do for their community, often going above and beyond. Making the personalized gifts with the experts are six passionate woodworkers from the surrounding area, who have all come to learn from the mentors they’re teamed with and working alongside. Each of them has a personal reason for participating and the series explores their lives while following how they go about creating the items, learning on the job and unlocking their potential. The Canadian broadcast premiere of The Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop airs Wednesday, February 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Makeful TV, during the channel’s eight-week nationwide free preview event running from January 31 to April 3 across 8.1 million Canadian households.
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The first two episodes of Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop include:
- Episode 1
February 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Connor nominates Jack for a surprise thank you after the complete stranger donated his liver to him; Sue nominates the care home staff where her mother lives who selflessly left their own loved ones behind and moved into the care home when Covid-19 first hit to keep the residents safe; and Caroline nominates a mom who runs a support group helping families with additional needs.
- Episode 2
February 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Angie, a hospital matron, nominates a local primary school who fundraised for them during lockdown, bringing in over ten times their target goal; Karen nominates Trevor, a volunteer flood warden who helped local residents when their homes were devastated; and Jack’s devoted companion and support dog Kane gets a comfortable surprise.
Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop was produced by Ricochet, a Warner Bros. International Television Production UK Company and is presented by Jay Blades. Kim Rossiter is the Series Producer and Emma Walsh and Robi Dutta serve as Executive Producers. Blue Ant Media acquired Jay’s Yorkshire Workshop for Makeful TV.
Makeful is a Blue Ant Media lifestyle specialty channel celebrating the creativity that exists within us all. Makeful’s programming combines food, design, style and DIY series, featuring passionate personalities who share their ideas and inspire audiences to bring imagination into every aspect of their lives. Makeful also unites the creative at heart with fresh and contemporary content through its digital and social platforms. BeMakeful.com