The UK’s most talented woodworkers are to be put to the test in a new, six-part factual entertainment series from Plimsoll Productions
Presented by Mel Giedroyc, Good With Wood sees a group of woodworkers challenged to craft beautiful and ambitious builds to exacting briefs. Over a series of competitive rounds taking place in a stunning woodland setting, they will have their skills tested to the limits.
Each episode centres around a ‘Big Build’ in which the contestants will create large and imaginative wooden structures and objects, as expert judges scrutinise their designs, techniques and skills. The competitors will be pushed to their limits, with only crowned as winner in the ultimate whittle whittle.
Mel Giedroyc said: “In the words of Ian Faith, the manager of Spinal Tap, ‘... in the topsy-turvy world of heavy rock, having a good solid piece of wood in your hand is often useful.’ I would add to that by saying that in the topsy-turvy world of 2020 IN GENERAL, having a good solid piece of wood in your hand is pretty much ESSENTIAL. So, if you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise. Good With Wood is going to be something we can all lean on. I can’t wait to make like Edward Woodward and get WOODSWARD.”
Karen Plumb, head of factual entertainment, Plimsoll Productions, said: “In a throwaway world, more and more people are turning to woodwork to connect them to nature and their creativity. We’re delighted to be making this escapist and ambitious competition for Channel 4.”
Daniel Fromm, commissioning editor, Channel 4 Popular Factual, said: “Joyous, insightful and entertaining, this series is feel-good Fact Ent and an antidote to our times, as it celebrates the extraordinary craftsmanship and artistry of the country's finest woodworkers."
Good With Wood is produced by Plimsoll Productions, from their Cardiff office, and the executive producers are Grant Mansfield and Karen Plumb. It was commissioned for Channel 4 by Bristol-based Daniel Fromm through the Factual Entertainment department. The series will be distributed worldwide by Magnify Media. The programme doesn't have a confirmed air date as yet, but to find out more, visit the Channel 4 website.
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