The UK’s most talented woodworkers are to be put to the test in a new, six-part factual entertainment series.
Presented by Mel Giedroyc, Good With Wood: Britain’s Best Woodworker 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 create large and imaginative wooden structures and objects, as expert judges scrutinise their designs, techniques and skills. The competitors are pushed to their limits, with only one 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.”
The series, currently titled Good With Wood: Britain's Best Woodworker is to air later this year on Channel 4.