FANCY having your design and DIY dilemmas solved by Escape to the Chateau stars Dick and Angel Strawbridge?

Channel 4 is commissioning a four-part DIY and homecraft series, Dick and Angel’s Make, Do & Mend, which will see the couple offering tips and tricks for families during lockdown who are looking for ways to solve their tricky home projects using what they have to hand.

The series is being made by Two Rivers Media in collaboration with Chateau Television, Dick and Angel Strawbridge’s independent production company.

Over the last four years, Channel 4 viewers have seen Dick and Angel turn their dream of owning a chateau in France into a reality, using their own handiwork and design skills.

Now, with many millions of us stuck at home, the Strawbridge family will be on hand to help solve the nation’s make-do and mend dilemmas with clear “how to” advice, plus their own inspirational tips and tricks.

With France also under ‘lockdown’ measures, the series will be filmed entirely by the Strawbridge family at the chateau.

They will communicate online with families from across the UK looking for practical advice and bespoke solutions for a home project of their own.

Dick and Angel said: “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 Capturing our life at the Chateau has grown out of a fantastic creative relationship with Lizi Wootton, who we have worked with for over 4 years. It’s fantastic to be partnering with such an experienced and dynamic team.”

Dick and Angel and their children will also be tackling their own “dream” projects and trying out new pastimes to keep their family entertained.

The series has been commissioned for Channel 4 by Sean Doyle, the deputy head of features and formats with executive producer Lizi Wootton for Two Rivers Media.

Sean said: “We are delighted that Dick and Angel will be sharing their homemade handiwork with the nation at a time when many of us are taking the opportunity to make fixes around the house and embark on those creative projects we’ve always wanted to do. In these unprecedented times, they will bring great joy, warmth and know how into the sitting rooms, sheds, attics and cupboards across the country.”

Anyone interested in taking part is asked to email for an application form.