New Channel 4 show looking for Sussex contestants

A new TV competition is looking for talented woodwork enthusiasts.

The show will be a six-part series SUS-200726-111609001
The show will be a six-part series SUS-200726-111609001

The Channel 4 series, Good with Wood, will see contestants 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.

Sign up to our daily SussexWorld Today newsletter

Each episode centres around a ‘Big Build’ in which the contestants will create large and imaginative wooden structures and objects, as judges scrutinise their designs, techniques and skills.

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 its 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.

To apply to take part email [email protected] or ring 07564 506100.

A message from the Editor, Gary Shipton:

In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news, I am asking you to please purchase a copy of our newspapers.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspapers.

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.

Stay safe, and best wishes.