Channel 4 will challenge the nation’s most gifted woodworkers to a build-off in its new six-part series, Good With Wood.
Comedian Mel Giedroyc will present the competition, introducing the demanding briefs to the contestants and overseeing their completion of the builds in the woodlands.
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.
Central to each episode will be a ‘Big Build’, the ultimate test of the workers’ craftmanship, whereby they will create large objects and structures while judges observe their techniques.
Head of Factual Entertainment at Plimsoll Productions, Karen Plumb, commented: “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.”
Giedroyc added: “I can’t wait to make like Edward Woodward and get WOODSWARD.”