February 10, 2021 - 19:29 GMT Eve Crosbie Meet the kids of The Repair Shop stars who you'll never see on the show - from Steve Fletcher's to Jay Blades' talented teenage daughter The Repair Shop has won the heart of its viewers since it landed on our screens back in 2017. MORE: The Repair Shop's Steve Fletcher posts incredible childhood photo with sister Suzie Described as an "antidote to throw away culture", the BBC show sees a panel of experts take precious family heirlooms and possessions and restore them to their original state and fantastic glory. But what do you know about their own families? Keep reading to see the sweetest snaps of their children you'll never see on the show... Loading the player... WATCH: The Repair Shop's Jay Blades talks delay of new series and filming during Covid Jay Blades Jay Blades is a proud dad to teenage daughter, Zola. The 50-year-old, who has presented the show … [Read more...] about The Repair Shop presenters’ children: Jay Blades, Steve Fletcher, and more
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“I empathize with Yasuke so much — feeling like an outsider all the time, especially in music and in the electronic-music space that I occupy.” Photo: Flying Lotus/YouTube Yasuke , Netflix’s newest anime series, released today, is based on the life of its titular figure, a Black samurai who served under Oda Nobunaga in 16th-century Japan. Directed by LeSean Thomas ( The Boondocks , Cannon Busters , Black Dynamite ) and starring LaKeith Stanfield , Yasuke rounds out its creative braintrust with Los Angeles producer and Brainfeeder founder Flying Lotus , whose anime bona fides include the score for the Blade Runner 2049 prequel Blade Runner Black Out 2022 and songs written for Carole and Tuesday , both by Cowboy Bebop and Space Dandy director Shinichirō Watanabe. Yasuke delivers dueling metaphysical narratives, bouncing between the character’s past and present as new threats necessitate revisiting old scars, giving viewers the feeling of being dislodged … [Read more...] about Flying Lotus’s
April 11, 2021 - 09:23 BST Arya Jyothi Find out which attractions you can visit from April 12 as the Prime Minister confirms further easing of lockdown restrictions. The long-awaited opening of outdoor attractions is finally upon us! From 12 April, you'll be able to get out and about (with the necessary COVID precautions in place, of course) and mix with five other people or one other household. To help you plan your family-friendly day trips, and celebrate reaching Stage Two of the lockdown roadmap, we've gathered together the very best attractions, so you don't have to. Bring out your wildest spring outfits and get ready for good things ahead! Zoos Visit your favourite animals next week with a trip to the zoo. Reopening after months of lockdown, zookeepers are certain the animals will be just as excited to see you as you are them! Check out some of the most exciting zoos to reopen from Monday 12th, but don't … [Read more...] about 12 April lockdown: family-friendly attractions that are re-opening from theme parks to zoos
“I’m proud of that girl that’s been able to put her shoulders back and stand a little bit taller and look people in the eye and own the gift that I do feel like I’ve been given.” Photo: Ashley Monroe/YouTube Ashley Monroe doesn’t do radio promotion anymore. She wouldn’t even if she were still on a major label; she’d previously told her former team at Warner Bros. Nashville — who later dropped her in 2019 — she wanted to bypass that particular industry standard because it was “wasting everyone’s time and money.” Monroe still remembers one of her last radio gigs: After she finished singing “Has Anybody Ever Told You,” the love song off her 2015 album The Blade , someone at a radio station she won’t name began to talk to the regional manager who came with her. “What we need is more bro country,” he said, and showed the regional manager some other example albums. “I was like, I’m too old, I’m too tired, I’m too good,” Monroe remembers. “I’m not doing this anymore.” Monroe … [Read more...] about Ashley Monroe Listened to Her Gut (and Old Kanye) to Make
April 29, 2021 - 16:00 BST Emmy Griffiths Everything you need to know about the radio and electronics expert Mark Stuckey is one of the firm favourites on The Repair Shop , where he is the radio expert. During his time of the show, the expert has repaired a jukebox and a tape-to-tape recorder from the 1960s among many other items, always with huge sentimental value behind it. But how much do you know about the man himself? Find out more here... MORE: The Repair Shop star Will Kirk's followers spot surprising detail on Instagram post Mark runs a classic radio shop in Cromer, Norfolk. On the website, Mark opened up about his time on The Repair Shop, writing: "I have worked on the BBC series The Repair Shop for the last three series... I have been repairing/restoring many items of vintage and classic electronic equipment from radios, amplifiers, tape recorders, radiograms, etc to a jukebox plus many more for the show." … [Read more...] about The Repair Shop: Who is Mark Stuckey?