Glasgow company teams up with TV’s Dick and Angel Strawbridge for Channel 4 series

Glasgow-based Two Rivers Media will collaborate with TV presenters Dick and Angel Strawbridge to produce a DIY and homecraft series for Channel 4.

Angel and Dick Strawbridge will share DIY and design skills to help the nation through the Covid-19 lockdown.

The production company has been commissioned to create a four-part series designed to help the public navigate the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic.

The show will run under the banner of the Lockdown Academy – a raft of new programming relating to life under the government-implemented rules – and has the working title Dick & Angel’s Make, Do & Mend.

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It will see the Strawbridges offering tips and tricks for families looking for imaginative ways to solve DIY issues using what they have to hand.

The series will be made by Two Rivers in strategic collaboration with Chateau Television, the Strawbridge’s independent production company.

Lizi Wootton, head of popular factual at Two Rivers, will serve as executive producer.

Two Rivers MD Alan Clements said: “This collaboration is a major move for us as a growing, ambitious indie. Dick and Angel are highly respected presenters and we are very excited to be working with them.

“Two Rivers’ ambition is to make programming which is creatively exciting and commercially successful. Dick and Angel’s Make, Do & Mend is the first step in what we hope will be a long and successful relationship with Dick and Angel. We are already in advanced discussions about other projects beyond this initial commission.”

With the exception of The Great British Bake Off, Escape to the Chateau, a series following the Strawbridges as they use their handiwork and design skills to convert a property in France, was the highest-rating 8pm origination on Channel 4 last year.

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