Dick Strawbridge

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It should surprise no-one that "Colonel Dick", as he is often known, is an ex-military man. Since retiring from the army he's been putting his engineering skills to good use, running educational workshops, appearing on (and winning) ''[[Scrapheap Challenge]]'', and presenting ''Crafty Tricks of War''. The BBC show ''It's Not Easy Being Green'' followed his family's efforts to achieve a more self-sufficient lifestyle and ran to three series.  
It should surprise no-one that "Colonel Dick", as he is often known, is an ex-military man. Since retiring from the army he's been putting his engineering skills to good use, running educational workshops, appearing on (and winning) ''[[Scrapheap Challenge]]'', and presenting ''Crafty Tricks of War''. The BBC show ''It's Not Easy Being Green'' followed his family's efforts to achieve a more self-sufficient lifestyle and ran to three series.  
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Since then, he's featured in various technology and food formats, often alongside his eldest son, James.
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He went on to feature in various technology and food formats, often alongside his eldest son, James. Since 2016 he and his second wife Angel have starred in ''Escape to the Château'' which follows their restoration of a 19th century castle in Northern France, and has become one of Channel 4's most successful series.
== Trivia ==
== Trivia ==

Current revision as of 10:04, 17 November 2020

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Contents

Shows

Beat the Ancestors

The Big Idea

Geronimo!

Celebrity Masterchef (participant)

The Re-Inventors

Scrapheap Challenge (participant, later host)

Biography

It should surprise no-one that "Colonel Dick", as he is often known, is an ex-military man. Since retiring from the army he's been putting his engineering skills to good use, running educational workshops, appearing on (and winning) Scrapheap Challenge, and presenting Crafty Tricks of War. The BBC show It's Not Easy Being Green followed his family's efforts to achieve a more self-sufficient lifestyle and ran to three series.

He went on to feature in various technology and food formats, often alongside his eldest son, James. Since 2016 he and his second wife Angel have starred in Escape to the Château which follows their restoration of a 19th century castle in Northern France, and has become one of Channel 4's most successful series.

Trivia

He was awarded the MBE in 1993.

He was a regular captain on the final US series of Junkyard Mega-Wars, which as far as we know was never aired over here.

Although commonly known as "Colonel Dick", in reality he only rose to Lieutenant-Colonel (one rank below colonel).

He first grew his trademark moustache at the age of 16 because he always cut his top lip when shaving. "But I was asked to shave it off at Sandhurst, and in the Army you're not allowed to have a moustache hanging below the top of your top lip. I think that was the first time I ever told my Regimental Sergeant Major to f*** off."

Web links

Official Dick Strawbridge website

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