Dick and Angel are launching a new TV show to solve DIY dilemmas

The new show, fronted by stars of Channel 4's Escape to the Chateau, sees the pair offer crafting advice to families during the coronavirus crisis

Dick and Angel launch a new 'Make, Do and Mend' TV series

Dick and Angel Strawbridge of Channel 4’s Escape to the Chateau are working on a brand new four-part DIY and home-craft series. Called Dick & Angel’s Make, Do & Mend the series will air on Channel 4 on Thursday 30th July 2020 and will see the pair help families with their DIY dilemmas via video call during the coronavirus crisis and lockdown period.


The creative couple will offer tips and tricks for families looking for imaginative ways to solve DIY dramas in their own homes with the bits and pieces they have to hand –  all the while creating something beautiful and inspiring.

Dick and Angel Strawbridge

Second only to The Great British Bake Off,  Escape to the Chateau was the highest-rating 8pm show on Channel 4 in 2019. And, over the past four years, viewers have loved watching Dick & Angel transform their dilapidated French chateau into a colourful, antiques-filled haven.

Now, with millions of us stuck at home, the Strawbridge family will be on hand to solve the nation’s make-do and mend dilemmas with practical advice… plus a touch of Angel’s creative flair!

Angel Strawbridge in the Chateau orangery
Viewers can expect plenty of Angel’s signature creative flair! Image: John Hersey

With France also under lockdown, the series will be filled entirely by the Strawbridge family at the chateau, and they will communicate with families from across the UK via video call. Dick and Angel, and their children, will also be tackling some of their dream projects, and trying out some new pastimes, to keep themselves entertained.

Dick and Angel say: ‘It’s humbling that our audience wants to see more of us and our adventures. Between the pair of us we have nearly a century’s worth of ‘make do and mend’ experience and so we are really excited to be making this brand-new series.’


For more information on the series visit channel4.com.