Escape to the Chateau


Series 5 - Episode 1 Glamping



This very nice advert for Dick and Angel Strawbridge’s wedding and hotel business at their beautiful French château returns with the couple planning to create a “glamping” area.

The narration, with absurd overstatement, claims this will be an “enormous risk”, but really it isn’t, it’s just a campsite, lives don’t depend on it. But there’s the usual stuff and nonsense about time pressures and the superfluous sense of jeopardy that comes with it… six weeks until the first guests arrive and will it be finished on time?

Meanwhile, Angel busies herself with “personalised place settings for a big family Easter lunch” when Dick’s mum and sisters arrive for the holiday.


Dick and Angel expand the project by setting up a luxury campsite on the chateau grounds, but they only have six weeks to complete it before the first guests arrive - and the weather is not on their side, with constant rain turning the planned site into a muddy field. They also have to contend with a visit from Dick's family at Easter.

Cast & Crew

Director Sean Lewis
Director Miles Carter
Executive Producer Angela Norris
Producer Sean Lewis
Producer Miles Carter
Series Producer Emma Vulliamy
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