Who is the narrator of The Repair Shop? Let’s find out.
This show sees a team of experts take what seems unfixable and give it a new lease of life. Whether it’s a family heirloom, a significant historical object or just your nan’s old necklace, they’ll fix it!
But fans of the show have many questions about The Repair Shop, about who pays for the repairs, if the shop is real and the question of why the narrator sounds so familiar!
So who is the narrator of The Repair Shop? Here is everything you need to know…
Who is the narrator of The Repair Shop?
Bill Paterson is providing the voiceover for The Repair Shop.
The 75-year-old Scottish actor is best known for playing Fleabag’s dad in Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s hit BBC series.
But Bill has also played the lead in BBC series Sea of Souls, Mr Meagles in Little Dorrit and Private Frazer in the 2016 reboot of Dad’s Army.
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Where else have we seen Bill?
In 2010, Paterson starred in Doctor Who as Professor Edwin Bracewell. He appeared in two episodes of the hit BBC show.
He also played Ned Gowan in Outlander and portrayed Douglas Henshall’s father in the TV series Shetland.
Bill has also narrated the BBC Four wildlife documentary Birds Britannia and The Farmers’ Country Showdown.
Turns up. Knocks it out the park. #BillPaterson #Guilt pic.twitter.com/6cejN9iyjE— Mark Bonnar (@mark_bonnar) November 7, 2019
Bill Paterson: Family
Bill is the true definition of a long and happy marriage.
He has been married to his wife, stage designer Hildegard Bechtler, since 1984. The two have a son and a daughter together.
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Has anyone else narrated the BBC series?
Yes, The Repair Shop has two narrators.
Apart from Bill, the BBC series was narrated by acclaimed Welsh actor Robert Pugh. The 68-year-old has had an extensive career in both television and film.
In 2012, he joined the cast of HBO’s global phenomenon Game of Thrones as the wildling Craster.
In 2013, he starred as Baron Rivers in The White Queen and in 2016 he joined the cast of Mr Selfridge as Lord Wynstay.
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