In an exciting collaboration, beloved TV personality Sir David Jason and Jay Blades MBE are teaming up to embark on a nationwide adventure in their new series, “Touring Toolshed.” Produced by Hungry Jay Media, the 15-episode program aims to inspire and assist both seasoned craftsmen and enthusiastic hobbyists in elevating their creative endeavours.
The British have long been known for their passion for do-it-yourself projects, and “Touring Toolshed” will uncover a lesser-known side of Sir David Jason as he reveals his lifelong love for creating and fixing things alongside Jay Blades MBE. The dynamic duo will park their toolshed at various locations throughout the UK, including air shows, steam rallies, county fairs, and vintage festivals. They will have the pleasure of meeting incredibly talented crafters, makers, and tinkerers, while also lending a helping hand to those in need of assistance.
Expressing his enthusiasm for the series, Sir David Jason shared, “It’s fantastic to return to the nation’s TV screens with something completely different. While I’ve played numerous roles in my career, being able to be myself, showcase my creative passion, and help the wonderful people we encounter along the way in resolving their mechanical masterpiece issues is truly rewarding. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed hitting the road with Jay, building a great friendship and having a lot of fun, which I hope viewers will also relish when the show airs.”
Each episode will feature the dynamic duo attending craft, hobby, or engineering fairs, where they will meet passionate enthusiasts and talented experts. Together, they will work to fix problematic projects and offer valuable insights. Additionally, David and Jay will explore the surrounding areas, immersing themselves in the lives of individuals whose remarkable hobbies have taken over their entire existence.
Jay Blades, a fellow craft enthusiast, expressed his delight at working with Sir David Jason, stating, “It’s a dream come true to collaborate with Sir David Jason. Filming is already underway, and it’s been wonderful to assist the nation’s makers in fixing their passion projects. We’ve encountered brilliant individuals, and this series promises to be a delightful experience for BBC Daytime and iPlayer audiences.”
Rob Unsworth, the Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak Commissioning, expressed his excitement for the forthcoming series, saying, “Viewers are in for a real treat with this series. We’re thrilled to bring together these two beloved icons of television and unveil such an unexpected side of Sir David Jason. The chemistry between him and Jay is a joy to behold, and we can’t wait to share their adventures and discoveries with the BBC Daytime audience.”
“David and Jay’s Touring Toolshed” is commissioned for BBC Two Daytime and iPlayer by Rob Unsworth, with Neil McCallum serving as the Commissioning Editor. The program is produced by Hungry Jay Media, and the Executive Producers are Dan Baldwin, Melony Smith, and Lou Brown.
The highly anticipated series is set to premiere in 2024, promising to captivate viewers with its blend of creativity, expertise, and heartwarming interactions. Prepare to join Sir David Jason and Jay Blades MBE on their exhilarating journey through the world of craftsmanship and innovation.