HERE is a sneak peek at the first episode of a new TV series filmed in Bradford where deserving local heroes have bespoke furniture made for them as a thank you.

Jay's Yorkshire Workshop, presented by The Repair Shop's Jay Blades, is a heartwarming series, filmed at a site in Bradford city centre, where members of the public nominate heroes from across Yorkshire to receive a bespoke, handmade piece of wooden furniture to recognise the work they do for their community.

Jay then gives the task of making the items to one of his three experts in the workshop; Ciaran, Isabelle and Saf, the latter being a bespoke furniture maker from Bradford.

Making the items with the experts are six 'rookie' woodworkers from Bradford, Leeds and Huddersfield, who have all come to the workshop to learn from the experts they are teamed with and working alongside. These 'rookie' furniture makers include Jabbar, 30, a school caretaker from Bradford.

The finished articles are then revealed to the recipients inside the Bradford workshop.

The first episode of Jay's Yorkshire Workshop will be broadcast on BBC Two at 9pm on Wednesday, August 18.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: From left, Jay Blades and Saf from Bradford on the show From left, Jay Blades and Saf from Bradford on the show

Jay said: "These are special projects. They are beautiful, one-off pieces made from wood.

"It's no ordinary workshop. We're making bold, unique items from scratch.

"It features six people with a passion for woodwork."

In the first episode, three bespoke furniture pieces are made for three deserving people.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mum Karen had a wooden sewing box made for her as a thank you Mum Karen had a wooden sewing box made for her as a thank you

An Ilkley woman, Karen, who runs a support group helping families with additional needs and has adopted three disabled children herself, receives a handmade wooden sewing box. She is nominated by her friend Caroline from Baildon.

The second item sees Saf's team make a mid-century inspired sideboard for Jack. He was nominated by his now partner Connor as a surprise thank you.

Connor, of Leeds, had a life-threatening liver condition. He meets Jay to explain that Jack, who was a complete stranger to him, responded to a social media post asking if anyone would be willing to donate half of their liver in a bid to save Connor’s life. They initially became friends after the operations took place and subsequently fell in love.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Hard at work in Jay's Workshop in Bradford Hard at work in Jay's Workshop in Bradford

With the two soon to set up home together, they now have their first item of furniture.

The third and final item is a large, 13ft wide curved wooden garden seating area, or arbour, which is made for a Doncaster care home. The site's staff moved into the home for 56 days during the first lockdown last year to look after its residents. The arbour will now be enjoyed by the home's residents and staff.

There are 18 local heroes featured in total in the six-part series, and host Jay suggests they are the "real celebrities", rather than those we see on reality shows.