Category Archives: Dick Strawbridge

Escape to the Chateau: DIY Returns to Channel 4

The fourth series of Escape to the Chateau: DIY started on Channel 4 last Monday, 9th April at 4pm. The show will air Monday to Friday until 4th May. 

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Dick Strawbridge and Donna McDougal 

This 20-part spin-off series to ‘Escape to the Chateau’ stars Dick and Angel Strawbridge, as they meet British chateau owners in search of the “dream”.

Dotted throughout every nook and cranny of France, these ambitious Brits attempt to renovate and convert their French castles into fairy-tale homes and money-making businesses.

This is a lively, entertaining observational documentary series that shows the ups and downs of sixteen plucky expats pursuing their chateau dreams.

Escape to the Château: Dick and Angel’s tips on renovating in France

Renovating any sizeable property is certainly not a job for the faint-hearted, as anyone who has watched the Channel 4 programme Escape to the Château will know. The programme follows happy-go-lucky Dick and Angel who, in 2015 swapped their east London flat for an abandoned 19th-century château in Pays-de-la-Loire.

Read the full article here.

Dick and Angel

Dick Strawbridge attempts to build 74-mile model train – The Biggest Little Railway In The World, C4

The Victorians might have known a thing or two about railway construction, but even they knew when they were beaten.

Britain was the envy of the world when our finest engineers built perhaps the best railway system ever seen, 150 years ago.

They only went so far though. When they reached certain parts of the Scottish Highlands they had to stop, defeated by the terrain.

How wonderful to hear, then, of an epic project to finish what the Victorians started, with the finest engineering brains in modern Britain designing and building a railway from Fort William to Inverness along the Great Glen Way – a distance of 74 miles – that even Brunel would be proud of.

Read the full article here.

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