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Sky History readies woodworking show

L-R: The Chop hosts Rick Edwards, Lee Mack and William Hardie

Sky History in the UK has commissioned an original woodworking competition format from local indie Big Wheel Film & Television and Motion Content Group.

The Chop: Britain’s Top Woodworker is a carpentry contest fronted by comedian Lee Mack, presenter Rick Edwards and master carpenter William Hardie.

The 9×60’ series will premiere on Sky History, the recently rebranded joint venture between European satcaster Sky and A+E Networks UK, in October.

Ten of the country’s finest carpenters will gather in Epping Forest to whittle, carve and chop their way to the final. The person ultimately crowned Britain’s Top Woodworker will be given the chance to stage their own personal exhibition at the prestigious William Morris Gallery in London.

The contestants will be tasked with creating items while guest judges with specialist knowledge of different historical eras help Lee, Rick and William decide who progresses to the next round and which will get the chop.

The series has been commissioned by Dan Korn, VP of programming at A+E Networks UK, and Diana Carter, commissioning editor and head of talent at A+E Networks UK.

James Quinn and Melanie Darlaston exec produce for Big Wheel Film & Television and Motion Content Group respectively.


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