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Written by: Nick Houser
Date: May 1, 2019

Escape To The Chateau with the Strawbridge family in front of the chateau.

Escape To The Chateau follows a family as they work to turn a rundown French estate into a stunning home.

Go an adventure as an English couple fixes up a French chateau in Escape To The Chateau. Watch Mondays at 10pm on WOSU TV starting, May 6.

Follow English couple Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree as they leave their two-bedroom flat in London for a 45-room chateau in northern France sitting on 12 acres of land and surrounded by a moat.

The only problem is that it has no electricity or water, the moat is filled with sewage, and all manner of wildlife have decided to shack up in there as well.


The couple’s goal is to transform the barren husk of a property into a stunning estate in time for their wedding while raising two young children who will be starting school.

With Angel’s eye for design and Dick’s craftsmanship, will they be ready to host their own wedding by the end of the show’s third season?

Episode Descriptions

Season 1
Finding the Chateau | Monday, May 6, 10pm
Dick and Angel find their fairytale French castle. Dick launches into fitting a monumental heating system while Angel discovers the chateau’s vintage secrets.

Chickens, Heating and a Blank Canvas | Monday, May 13, 10pm
With just £20,000 left in the coffers the refurb problems feel endless for Dick with time running out. But Angel is on a creative roll. And the family buys some chickens.

Angel’s Palace Of Dreams | Monday, May 20, 10pm
To Angel the chateau is a blank canvas for her unique designs and creative ideas. It all starts by insisting that Dick smash a hole through one of the castle’s three-feet-thick interior walls to create a stunning honeymoon suite. Dick has far too much to do on his own and the schedule slips, badly.

Moat, Pineapple Chandeliers and a Wedding | Monday, May 27, 10pm
Dick and Angel are due to marry in just a few weeks, and they’re expecting 200 guests. But, room after room still needs to be restored, decorated and furnished, and the moat still needs fixing.

Season 2
Pig Roaster and Versailles Loo | Monday, June 10, 10pm
It’s the first ever paid event at the chateau and Dick tries to make a pig-roaster out of an oil-tank. Angel creates a Versailles-inspired downstairs loo. And, it’s their son’s first day at school.

Fishing, Foraging and an Elevator | Monday, June 17, 10pm
Keen to expand the business, Dick and Angel Strawbridge consider moat fishing, woodland foraging and installing a lift. Will the chateau survive such a monumental conversion?

Christmas at the Chateau | Monday, June 24, 10pm
As winter descends on the chateau and Christmas looms, Dick and Angel Strawbridge rush to complete a huge to-do list before the arrival of the family from England.

Season 3
Only 20 Rooms to Go | Monday, July 1, 10pm
The couple get cracking on the 20 rooms that still need fixing. Angel buys a clapped-out van. And what have the tree surgeons done to the lime trees?

Spring | Monday, July 8, 10pm
Dick buys a tractor, with plans to tame the walled garden. Angel designs a boudoir with black walls and mirrors. The couple explore truffle farming. And, there’s a wedding proposal in the dining room.

The Wedding Season | Monday, July 15, 10pm
As the wedding season comes to the chateau, Dick and Angel’s lives are about to get a whole lot busier. Then there’s the barn, the van and the lime trees, as tensions start to rise.