Yesterday commissions Retro Electro Workshop

twenty first February 2023 – UKTV’s factual channel Yesterday has commissioned a brand new UKTV unique sequence, Retro Electro Workshop (10X60′), a brand new and informative documentary sequence concerning the dying artwork of repairing electronics, fronted by super-fixer Rob Howard, one of many UK’s final remaining full-time restore males of retro-electronic merchandise. The sequence is produced by Corridor of Mirrors, which additionally produced Myleene Klass: Miscarriage & Me for UKTV, and government producer is Tim Inexperienced.

At one time, Britain had an electronics repairer on each avenue nook. From the Nineteen Thirties to the Nineteen Eighties, digital devices have been constructed to be repaired and to final a lifetime. Whether or not it is a basic American jukebox, a retro pinball machine, a boombox or a classic radio, super-fixer Rob Howard and his community of specialists and fans are prepared to seek out, repair, restore and revive “something previous with a plug on it”. Shamil and his dad T run a classic electronics retailer and are all the time looking out for design classics to spend money on and ship to Rob for restoration and re-sell.

Retro Electro Workshop is commissioned for UKTV by Emile Nawagamuwa, commissioning government, with Hilary Rosen, director of commissioning, and ordered by Gerald Casey, channel director for Yesterday.

Yesterday’s channel director, Gerald Casey, stated,

We’re delighted to convey Retro Electro Workshop to Yesterday. I am certain our viewers shall be fascinated to see Rob and his group bringing these timeless digital machines again to life.

Emile Nawagamuwa, UKTV commissioning government, stated,

Retro Electro Workshop opens the door right into a forgotten world filled with nostalgia, technical ingenuity and design innovation. No person is healthier outfitted to information us down this rabbit-hole than grasp repairer Rob Howard. We’re vastly excited to work as soon as once more with Corridor of Mirrors on this unique sequence.

Tim Inexperienced, CEO, Corridor of Mirrors stated,

Rob is an inspiration and it is nice to be working with UKTV on a sequence that takes us into the world of retro electronics. We hope everybody will fall in love with these ingenious devices and the artwork of fixing issues.

Retro Electro Workshop will air in 2023 on UKTV’s Yesterday channel, becoming a member of a slate of latest unique programming not too long ago introduced together with Basic Automotive Storage, Hornby: A Mannequin World (S2), Bangers & Money: Restoring Classics and The Structure the Railways Constructed (S4). Retro Electro Workshop may even be accessible on UKTV Play.


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About Corridor of Mirrors


Based in 2018 by former BBC commissioner Tim Inexperienced, Corridor of Mirrors is an impartial tv manufacturing firm based mostly in Cardiff. Prizing wonderful storytelling and revolutionary use of expertise to grasp formidable tasks, the group has made movies and sequence everywhere in the world, delivering journey, specialist factual, common factual, drama-documentaries, entry documentaries, historical past and kids’s sequence.