Dick and Angel return to Channel 4 for their ninth and final series of Escape to the Chateau

The Strawbridges return to the screen this autumn (8 x 60 min episodes) for more heart-warming family adventures, innovative renovations and spectacular celebrations in their ninth and final series of Escape to the Chateau.

For those who have followed their journey, fear not; Channel 4 has commissioned Escape to the Chateau: Secret France (wt) due to air in 2023. It follows Dick and Angel’s adventures, unlocking the secrets of France and, with the couple’s desire to seek the unexpected and the extraordinary, anything could happen!

In the new series of Escape to the Chateau, The Chateau is open for business after two years of closure and is making up for lost time – hosting weddings, events, and its biggest ever Christmas extravaganza to mark the end of an unforgettable era. It’s truly ‘The Year of Celebrations’.

But before the celebrations can begin there are some pretty sizable jobs to finish. Amongst the organising and entertaining, The Chateau continues to share its secrets. A neglected corner of Dick’s beloved Walled Garden reveals a folly-like room hidden by ivy, ripe for transforming into something elegant.

As the year comes to a close, the family reminisce about the last seven years since they moved to France. They look back at their home which had no electricity, water or sewage, and no way of paying for itself and reflect on their journey that many have been a part of. They want to thank all those who have helped them along the way and what better way than with a party – a Christmas extravaganza! Dick, Angel, Arthur and Dorothy end the ‘year of celebrations’ on a high, surrounded by their family and friends and, most probably, fireworks.