Tony forges gems from a sack of Black Country tat
Either way it's a dealer in scrap, stories told by a man with a cart and imaginary horse, touring the streets as he looks back on his life. Much of the script is pure nostalgia. These are the tales your grandfather and great-grandfather told in the days before reality tv and Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
But it's captivating nostalgia, gathered by writer David Calcutt and delivered with passion and precision by Tony, as he lays bare not only the memories of others, like the travelling blacksmith with 19 "wives," - perhaps a slight exaggeration but not by much - along with gypsy lore, childhood trials and a final memory from his own family's First World War archive that never fails to trigger tears.