Dick Strawbridge Wiki
Dick Strawbridge born Richard Francis Strawbridge, MBE, is a British engineer, television presenter and environmentalist.
Dick Strawbridge Biography
In the British Army, he was commissioned in 1979, after attending Welbeck DSFC (becoming head of the college) and Sandhurst.
In January 1980, he joined the Royal Corps of Signals. He was promoted to Lieutenant in April 1981, Captain in October 1985 and to a Major in September 1991. He was awarded an MBE in 1993 for his distinguished service in Northern Ireland, promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in June 1999, and left the army in November 2001.
He has appeared as an engineering and environmental expert on various television programmes, including Scrapheap Challenge. He first appeared as a contestant on the team Brothers in Arms who became series champions and later, he became the main presenter replacing Robert Llewellyn.
He has also appeared on It’s Not Easy Being Green for BBC Two, the six-part BBC Two series Crafty Tricks of War of which he was the main presenter, Planet Mechanics, and as a regular guest presenter on Coast.
In his television career, he began as the ‘Yellow Team Leader’ for six episodes in the first series of ‘Scrapheap’. To date, he has appeared in over 30 programmes of Scrapheap Challenge and Junkyard Wars, winning the Scrapheap Challenge trophy in series 3 with his two younger brothers David and Bobby as ‘Brothers in Arms’, and the Junkyard Megawars trophy in 2003.
On 5 June 2008, he returned to Scrapheap Challenge for its 11th series. He took over from Robert Llewellyn as the main presenter. The series was shown on Channel 4 in 2009.
It’s Not Easy Being Green
He along with his family, filmed three series of It’s Not Easy Being Green for BBC Two. In series one, shown on 28 March 2006, the family moved to a new home in Tywardreath near St Austell, Cornwall and attempted to live as green a life as possible, using renewable energy and environmentally friendly resources. The second series premiered in Spring 2007 with a different format: He and his son James aided several members of the public in larger and smaller ecology projects around the country.
In 2006, he appeared as a one-off presenter on the BBC2 series Coast, examining the workings of the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge, a role he revived in the 2007 version of Coast, presenting a short part of the programme on the failure of Exercise Tiger. In Series 4 of Coast, July 2009, he examined the terrain of the Normandy landing beaches
The Hungry Sailors and Saturday Farm
In 2011, he and his son James filmed a 20 part series, The Hungry Sailors, which was broadcast by ITV. They sailed around Britain’s coastline buying local food and then cooking it.
In 2012, the second series began around the Cornish coast, taking in the Channel Islands and the Isles of Scilly. The series was broadcast from 1 July 2013. In 2013, he and his son James presented ITV Food series Saturday Farm.
Dirty Rotten Survival
This Tv series was filmed in America from March to July 2015, for National Geographic. It involved a 25-mile hike through the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts with Dave Canterbury and Johnny Littlefield.
Dick Strawbridge Age
Richard Francis Strawbridge was born in Burma on 3rd September 1959.
Dick Strawbridge Family
Dick was born in Burma, and he has six siblings though there is no much information about them. He was raised and educated in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, where he attended the Ballyclare High School from 1971 to 1976.
Dick Strawbridge Wife
He has been married twice. He was first married to Brigit Strawbridge. Together they had two children, James and Charlotte. The couple separated in 2010. He then married Angel Adoree, founder of The Vintage Patisserie. They married in 2015 and have two children Arthur and Dorothy.
Dick Strawbridge Children
He has four children.
Dick Strawbridge Height
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Dick Strawbridge Salary
Dick’s salary is estimated to be between $50k to $100k annually.
Dick Strawbridge Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be around $250k.