Escape to the Chateau

Escape to the Chateau

Series 2 - Episode 1



When we last saw Dick Strawbridge and his wife Angel, they had just about managed to get their 45-roomed ruin of a French château into a fit state to accommodate their own wedding. But they’ve got a lot more to do before they can host someone else’s nuptials. Fit a downstairs loo and rig up electricity in the 19th-century orangery for a start.

They’re extraordinarily chilled-out about this Herculean task of restoration and repair. Struggling to fit the toilet’s waste pipe Dick merely shrugs, “The course of effluent never did run smooth.” They’re either terrific actors or they really do love every challenging moment of their château life.


Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree continue their renovation of a French chateau, 18 months after the end of the first series. So far, only nine rooms have been renovated and many areas of the 12-acre estate have yet to be looked at - but the project is going to have to start paying for itself soon. They make plans to host weddings on the grounds, while looking ahead to keeping livestock and growing their own crops. Dick takes steps to generate solar power during a hot summer, and turns an old oil tank into a pig roaster.

Cast & Crew

Executive Producer Steve Havers
Executive Producer Mark Baker
Series Director Tina Jenkins
Series Producer Tina Jenkins