Escape to the Chateau

Fishing, Foraging and an Elevator

Series 2 - Episode 2 Fishing, Foraging and an Elevator

Thursday 7:55pm - 9pm More4
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Sun 2 Feb, 5:15pm - 6:15pm More4


There must be times when Dick Strawbridge and his wife Angel wonder if they’ve taken on a bit too much with the restoration of the Château de la Motte Husson. Yet, unless Dick’s bottom lip is discreetly wobbling underneath that mammoth moustache, they never seem to show it.

Having successfully hosted a wedding at the French château, they’re now turning their attention to the grounds. The idea is to charge people for fishing and foraging experiences. Once again they’re surprisingly relaxed about the challenge, although as he surveys their overgrown kitchen garden, Dick does admit, “It’s always bad when the weeds are taller than you!”


Fresh from the success of hosting a three-day wedding at the chateau, Dick and Angel make business plans for the grounds, intending to charge people to fish in the moat and forage in the woods. Angel starts work on a second guest suite, but also wants to install an elevator, which pushes Dick's engineering skills to the limit.

Cast & Crew

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