Escape to the Chateau

Winter Returns

Series 6 - Episode 1 Winter Returns



You know where you are with Escape to the Château. As it enters its sixth series cataloguing Dick and Angel Strawbridge’s refurbishment of a massive, glorious French house, all of the essential elements are in place – sun-dappled charm, chunks of curiously satisfactory DIY and the path to a big dollop of daydreaming.

Nothing much happens, but that’s fine. In the opening episode Angel decides she wants her family kitchen back, so Dick, quick as you like, clears the basement to install a working kitchen where he will do the catering for their wedding and events business.

And that’s it, really, though there is some jeopardy – will Dick manage to get the half-ton cooker through the door?


Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree enter their fifth year of living in France. With more weddings and events booked in than ever, the couple prepare for their busiest year yet. In order to feed a total of 1,500 guests, Dick and Angel begin renovating the back of the basement, creating a brand new, state-of-the-art events kitchen. Engineer Dick faces a complicated plumbing issue and there's a kitchen design challenge for Angel.

Cast & Crew

Contributor Dick Strawbridge
Presenter Angel Adoree
Executive Producer Angela Norris
Series Editor Jackie Baker