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Kyle O'Sullivan

The Repair Shop narrator Bill Paterson was in House of the Dragon - and had a nasty end

It's the crossover that no one saw coming - The Repair Shop and House of the Dragon. Although the Iron Throne is a dusty, old, coveted antique that needs some serious work doing to it.

The Repair Shop is airing a very special royal episode tonight featuring King Charles III, who will be getting two family heirlooms restored on the heartwarming BBC show. The programme, in which family heirlooms are restored by a team for their owners, was filmed with HRH The Prince of Wales before his accession to the Throne back in Autumn 2021 to explore their "shared passion of preserving heritage craft skills".

King Charles III, then Prince of Wales with Jay Blades (left) during a special episode of The Repair Shop (PA)

As part of part of BBC 100 to mark the BBC’s Centenary, the show’s foreman Jay and ceramics expert, Kirsten Ramsay; horologist Steve Fletcher; and furniture restorer, Will Kirk were invited to Dumfries House in Scotland to meet The Prince and learn about The Prince’s Foundation’s work to train the next generation of craftspeople.

The two precious items The Prince has chosen for repair are an 18th century bracket clock from the collection at The Prince’s Foundation’s Dumfries House headquarters, and a piece of Wemyss Ware made for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee; legendary British ceramics produced since 1882.

Speaking about the episode, Jay said: "You've got someone from a council estate and someone from a Royal estate that have the same interests about apprenticeships and heritage crafts and it is unbelievable to see that two people from so far apart, from different ends of the spectrum, actually have the same interests."

The special episode will also feature the voice of actor Bill Paterson, who is the current narrator on the series.

Bill Paterson is the voice of The Repair Shop (Daily Record)

Bill was the voiceover on the show for the first series, but he was then replaced by Games of Thrones star Robert Pugh for the next three.

Robert played nasty wildling Craster in the HBO series, who lived with his wives and daughters and had many incestuous babies.

But Paterson returned for the fifth series - and the Scottish actor's voice will be recognised by House of the Dragon fans.

The 77-year-old actor played Lord Lyman Beesbury in the Game of Thrones spin-off - and his character met a devastating end (DO NOT CONTINUE READING IF YOU WANT TO AVOID SPOILERS).

Lord Beesbury, who was Master of Coin on the Small Council, was one of the only people who stood up to the Green faction when they plotted to put Aegon II on the Iron Throne in episode 9.

He was Fleabag's dad (BBC/Two Brothers/Luke Varley)

When he called the rest out for treason and regicide, he had his head brutally slammed against one of the stone balls on the table by Ser Criston Cole and instantly died.

So we won't be seeing Bill return for season 2, and the veteran actor has also appeared in a number of popular films and TV shows.

He has appeared in Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Doctor Who, Outlander, Inside No. 9, Brassic and played the father of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's character in Fleabag,

The Scottish actor has alsso starred in the 1990 version of Roald Dahl's The Witches and in the 2006 film Miss Potter.

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