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Escape to River Cottage 2001

Season 1
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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingsall's dream of escaping the city sprawl and all its stresses and downshifting into rural dorset is finally realised when he arrives at River Cottage in his 1960s Ford Corsair convertible. His year-long experiment, living off the fat of the land, and the sweat of his brow, involves a steep learning curve... and a lot of fun! Wrestling with free-spirited piglets, waking in the dead of night to protect his vegetable garden from a slug attack, and making cider from a windfall of apples all involve plenty of help from his friends and neighbours

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1. Episode 1

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's dream of escaping the city sprawl and downshifting to rural Dorset is about to be realised. He has arrived at River Cottage, and his new life as a small holder, living off the fat of the land, lies before him. But first there has to be some changes. What doesn't put food on the table has to go.

TV-NR CC Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: January 1, 2001
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2. Episode 2

Hugh had thought his downshifting was progressing nicely. But his daily garden check reveals a pesky garden pest. The jam season is approaching, so it's off to Forde Abbey farm for a day fruit picking. Hugh decides to expand the River Cottage livestock, but foxy concerns about his new chicken run send him to fellow small holder Frank Biddlecombe for a lesson in foul play.

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3. Episode 3

Michael Michaud comes over to check Hugh's vegetable garden's progress, and also admire his promised ham. Hugh has decided to enter The Beaminster Horticultural Society's annual competition. He also heads to the coast to check out the amazing mating spider crabs and hooks up with local skipper, Dave Sales, and his diving team. Show time back at River Cottage has arrived and whatever the outcome the challenge is on for next year!

TV-NR CC Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: January 1, 2001
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4. Episode 4

Hugh's garden pest problems are now being rivaled inside the Cottage, with an infestation of mice! Desperate measures call for unusual powers of persuasion. After, spurred on still by the mice Hugh joins Jan Andrews on her regular cull of the Dorset Roe Deer population. Then it's a trip down memory lane as Hugh catches up with local schoolmaster Mr Cheeseman, who kept a fishing boat in the bay Hugh used to play in with his childhood pals.

TV-NR CC Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: January 1, 2001
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5. Episode 5

It's now Eel migration season and Hugh meets up with local basket maker Malcolm Seal, to try his hand at creating an eel trap. The Chideock Cider Circle enjoys the right to collect orchard windfalls and Hugh joins the September harvest in return for a taste of their infamous brew. Another autumn treat is in store for Hugh as he joins a group of beaters on a nearby pheasant shoot. Hugh returns home to make a hearty game terrine for his guests the burly beaters. The evening ends with a bang as they all celebrate Bonfire Night in the River Cottage garden.

TV-NR CC Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: January 1, 2001
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6. Episode 6

His pigs are now ready for slaughter and Hugh intends to have a pork party to pay his new neighbours back for their friendship and invaluable help. Hugh also enlists one-time playboy Victor Borge and local butcher Ray Smith to help him deal with the meat. Back at River Cottage the three immediately set to work preparing a feast of small holding delights for the party guests. Hugh manages to fit in a sea shore scavenge with Bill Gibbons in search of some free food. Armed with buckets and mounds of table salt Hugh learns an ingenious technique for catching tasty razor clams.

TV-NR CC Language: English Runtime: 24 minutes Release date: January 1, 2001
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Product details

Genres Documentary
Director Zam Baring, Andrew Palmer, Billy Paulett
Starring Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Season year 2001
Network TVF International
Producers Jane Stephenson, Richard Ellingham, Nick Powell, Andrew Palmer, Melanie Jappy
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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