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'Escape to the Chateau: Make Do and Mend' Season 2 on Channel 4 — everything you need to know

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Dick, Angel and family have more DIY tips. (Image credit: Channel 4)

Escape to the Chateau: Make Do and Mend Season 2 is a must-watch for fans of the original Escape to the Chateau series, as it sees popular couple Dick and Angel Strawbridge taking on an exciting new project. 

The first season introduced the concept and saw the duo helping families across the UK to tackle their DIY and design dilemmas.

Season 2 kicks off soon and will see all-new challenges. In the first season, they shared top tips with viewers and were inspired by questions they'd received from viewers of the original series. 

Explaining the idea Dick Strawbridge told us: "We receive so many emails and questions on social media asking how we do certain things and the numbers went up in lockdown because people had time to do things that had been on their list for ages. We said, ‘Why don't we help?'"

Here's what you need to know about Season 2...

Escape to the Chateau: Make Do and Mend Season 2 release date

Escape to the Chateau: Make Do and Mend Season 2 begins on Thursday 24 June at 9pm on Channel 4. Season 1 is available on-demand via All4.

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What will we see in Season 2?

There's some great new projects coming up in Escape to the Chateau: Make Do and Mend Season 2. We'll see Dick and Angel Strawbridge as they help Kate and Erik to restore their historical 150-year-old sash window, as well as turning their small landing into space for all the family which preserves the history of the property.

In addition to this, Angel shows us how creating repeating patterns on fabric can be a quirky solution to display family photos outside of a frame, and Dick helps Suzanna and Luke to turn a treasured wardrobe into a showcase for shoes.

Once again, they'll be giving advice to viewers as well as helping couples who feature on the show, hoping to help more people with their DIY woes.

What happened in episode 1?

Episode 1 of the new series continues to follow Angel's creativity and Dick's ingenuity using the skills they learned when renovating their chateau to help others transform their homes too. In this episode, they met with Kate and Erik to restore their 150-year-old sash window and transform their small landing into a beautiful space for the whole family.

In addition to this restoration, Dick solves Suzanna and Luke's problem of how to turn a wardrobe into a stunning shoe rack to display much-loved footwear, by designing ingenious shelving inspired by the kitchen.

Is there a trailer?

There's no trailer for Season 2, but there's a preview for the first to give you an idea of what to expect in Escape to the Chateau: Make Do and Mend. With plenty of unique challenges and gorgeous pieces, it's a must-watch for DIY lovers!

Lucy Buglass

Lucy is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2016 with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.


She is also a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and has a huge passion for cinema, setting up her own website Lucy Goes to Hollywood in 2017 to review films in her spare time. Her favourite genres are horror, thriller and anything crime related. When she's not writing about film and TV, you'll likely find her playing video games, reading, and trying her hand at podcasting.