Dick and Angel Strawbridge help families across the UK tackle their design and DIY dilemmas. In this episode, Dick and Angel meet Natalie and Pete, who are keen for some compact camping ideas. Dick constructs a portable solar shower that doubles up as a kitchen sink and builds a rocket stove for outdoor cooking, while Angel creates tyre chairs with a rustic rope finish. First-time gardener Sam seeks Dick’s help to transform her garden into a plot she can be proud of, and Gill wants Angel’s upholstery advice to help bring her favourite chair, that’s been left in tatters by the family dog, back to life. Meanwhile Petale – the Strawbridge’s puppy – is in luck! Inspired by a request from Johan to help build a doghouse, Dick creates a ‘Petale house’ and Angel makes a dog bed using an old suitcase and some home-made cushions. And ‘Operation Love’ – aka Grandma’s secret birthday party – is almost ready. Once the croquembouche – a towering French profiterole cake – has been made and vintage games built, it’s time for the big surprise!
Escape to The Chateau: Make Do And Mend – Thursday 8pm on Channel 4