River Cottage

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    Escape to River Cottage: Episode 1

    Hugh moves into a primitive cottage in Dorset. He buys a pig, forages for wild food and befriends the locals.

    This episode is subtitled24 mins
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    Escape to River Cottage: Episode 2

    Hugh turns his attentions to the River Piddle and pike fishing. Having landed his fish, he makes a delicious dish worthy enough to tempt the unwilling palate of the local keeper.

    This episode is subtitled24 mins
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    Escape to River Cottage: Episode 3

    The vegetable garden is in full swing and Hugh is spoilt for choice with courgettes, carrots, fennel, french beans, spinach and beetroot bursting out all over

    This episode is subtitled24 mins
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    Escape to River Cottage: Episode 4

    Hugh discovers that an infestation of mice is taking over the cottage. He calls in Sue Smith who runs a 'humane disposal team' with her partner Steve.

    This episode is subtitled24 mins
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    Escape to River Cottage: Episode 5

    Hugh commissions local basket-maker Malcolm Seal to make an old-fashioned wickerwork eel trap, which he baits with a roadkill rabbit carefully scraped from the tarmac

    This episode is subtitled24 mins
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    Escape to River Cottage: Episode 6

    Hugh prepares a party for all his friends who have helped him throughout the series, but takes a break for a lesson in catching razor fish

    This episode is subtitled24 mins
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    River Cottage Christmas 1999

    Hugh prepares a festive Yuletide feast of traditional glazed ham and mince pies made with real lamb mince and cider-apple brandy butter, which are a hit at the Bridport Farmers' Christmas market

    This episode is subtitled24 mins
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    Return to River Cottage: Episode 1

    Hugh expands his operation by renting a four-acre field and buying more livestock, and participates in the annual nettle-eating competition

    This episode is subtitled24 mins
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    Return to River Cottage: Episode 2

    Hugh has problems with some uncooperative chickens and troublesome rabbits. But he battles on, determined to turn adversity into opportunity.

    Includes some rabbit killing and skinningThis episode is subtitled24 mins
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    Return to River Cottage: Episode 3

    Hugh donates one of his pigs to his landlord's medieval fair, held to raise money for charity

    This episode is subtitled24 mins
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    Return to River Cottage: Episode 4

    It's late summer at River Cottage, but the weather is far from seasonal. Torrential rain washes out Hugh's entire hay harvest and his polytunnel full of tomatoes is beset with blight.

    This episode is subtitled24 mins
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    Return to River Cottage: Episode 5

    Hugh embarks on the big financial venture of summer; harvesting his entire tomato crop to sell at the local Farmers' Market

    This episode is subtitled25 mins
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    Return to River Cottage: Episode 6

    Autumn is nearly over and Hugh is concerned about a winter shortage of firewood and animal feed

    This episode is subtitled24 mins
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    River Cottage Forever: Episode 1

    Hugh cooks up a limpet pie, and his neighbour Jo Forsey comes to check his sheep stock and declares that at least two are in lamb and that the birth is imminent

    This episode is subtitled24 mins
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    River Cottage Forever: Episode 2

    After several days and sleepless nights, Hugh's first ewe finally gives birth to twins - the perfect Easter present!

    This episode is subtitled24 mins
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    River Cottage Forever: Episode 3

    It's late May, the vet calls and it's bad news... Marge the cow is not as pregnant as Hugh once thought, there'll be no more lambs and the first batch of eggs are all addled

    This episode is subtitled24 mins
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    River Cottage Forever: Episode 4

    Hugh invites two local felt-making experts to turn his sheep's fleeces into a fashionable garment. And when he's asked to make the tea for a cricket match, he ends up having to play.

    This episode is subtitled24 mins
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    River Cottage Forever: Episode 5

    Hugh's beginning to get the hang of his Dorset downshifting experiment - or so he thinks. Under the hot summer sun, the animals at River Cottage are giving him considerable grief.

    This episode is subtitled24 mins
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    River Cottage Forever: Episode 6

    It's high summer, and with Hugh's vegetable garden in fine shape, he's decided to enter the Vegetable Challenge Cup at his local horticultural show

    This episode is subtitled24 mins
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    River Cottage Forever: Episode 7

    It's a sad day at River Cottage, as Hugh finds out that one of his old ewes has died, and has to send two of his pigs to the abattoir

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    River Cottage Forever: Episode 8

    As winter draws in, Hugh's Dorset downshifting experiment finally comes to an end, and he has a major money-earner up his sleeve

    This episode is subtitled23 mins
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    Summer's Here: Episode 1

    Hugh returns to River Cottage HQ to explore and celebrate the very best food that spring and summer have to offer

    Some scenes of butcheryThis episode is subtitled48 mins
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    Summer's Here: Episode 2

    It's early June, and Hugh's gardens are fit to bursting with thrusting vegetables, but there's still some nurturing to do. And there's a 'leftovers night' at the River Cottage canteen.

    This episode is subtitled48 mins
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    Summer's Here: Episode 3

    It's mid-June, and Hugh's crops are coming along well. But when he discovers that slugs have been scoffing the soft cabbages, he plans some drastic action.

    Scenes of slugs and fish being caught and eatenThis episode is subtitled48 mins
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    Summer's Here: Episode 4

    River Cottage celebrates the strawberry with a 500-person summer fete. Hugh and Tim spend an evening fishing for river trout, and Hugh goes shrimping on the beach.

    This episode is subtitled48 mins
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    Winter's on the Way: Episode 1

    With autumn in full swing, Hugh decides it's time to stock the larder. He also tries his hand at making pear cider, free dives for scallops and goes foraging for wild mushrooms.

    This episode is subtitled48 mins
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    Winter's on the Way: Episode 2

    Hugh raids Devon's rocky coves looking for wild mussels, meets a man who makes wine in his backyard in London, and lays on a rabbit feast for 30 members of his local Womens' Institute

    Featuring the hunting and butchering of rabbitsThis episode is subtitled48 mins
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    Winter's on the Way: Episode 3

    With winter just around the corner, Hugh turns to his garden for inspiration and decides to turn the heat up with a 200-person chilli and pumpkin party. He also goes fishing for squid.

    Includes culling and cooking of rabbitsThis episode is subtitled48 mins
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    Winter's on the Way: Episode 4

    Hugh creates his own chocolate goodies for Christmas gifts, makes a winter salad from the garden, takes his rabbit campaign to a nightclub, and tries catching herring for the first time

    This episode is subtitled48 mins
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    River Cottage Heroes

    To celebrate a bumper year at River Cottage, Hugh has some of his food heroes round for a fabulous four course dinner including rare mushrooms, ten bird spit roast and the ultimate sponge and crumble

    Some scenes of animal butcheryThis episode is subtitled48 mins
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    Winter Collection

    After an abundant autumn in the garden, Hugh celebrates the culinary challenge of winter with pine needle-smoked mussels éclade, beef and chilli stew and a tasty sponge pudding

    Includes culling and cooking of rabbitsThis episode is subtitled48 mins
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    River Cottage Every Day: Meat

    Hugh shares his passion for organic meat, showing us how to get the best from cheap cuts, and takes a cheerful and hearty stew to a local five-a-side team

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    River Cottage Every Day: Fish

    Hugh takes on the challenge of converting a house full of students to the delights of fresh fish, with dishes ranging from marvellous mussels to tempting Thai fish curries

    This episode is subtitled48 mins
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    River Cottage Every Day: Vegetables

    Hugh tries to win over the shoppers of Bridport with the delights of crudités, and persuade some of Poole's firefighters to go vegetarian for four days

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    River Cottage Every Day: Fruit

    With fruit sales falling in the UK, Hugh heads off to see if he can get people excited again by nature's original delights, from Eton Mess and lollies to Hugh's cross between a crumble and a fool

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    River Cottage Every Day: Breakfast

    Hugh turns his attention to breakfasts, with Swiss-style muesli soaked in fruit juice, pancakes, sausage-stuffed grilled mushrooms and a 'full English' salad

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    River Cottage Every Day: Lunch

    Hugh tries to rescue lunchtime with the ultimate cheese sandwich, a DIY lunchbox, nutritious instant noodle snacks in a pot, and a family Sunday roast with a twist

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    River Cottage Every Day: Bread

    Hugh celebrates bread and makes everything from simple white loaves to tangy sourdoughs, cheese and Guinness stuffed soda breads, an Italian bread salad, and his favourite summer sandwich

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    River Cottage Every Day: Treats

    Hugh shows us some tasty delights, from sponge cake, lemon curd muffins and cheesy tarts to afternoon tea and a vanilla and elderflower panna cotta

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    Summer Collection

    Hugh shares his favourite summer recipes, including a Bloody Mary burger complete with vodka, a beetroot, redcurrant and goats cheese salad, and strawberry cocktails

    This episode is subtitled48 mins
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    River Cottage Veg: Bring It On

    As Hugh ditches meat and fish and turns veggie, he heads into his garden to see what he can find, before taking on his first challenge; to put on a full summer BBQ without so much as a single sausage

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    River Cottage Veg: Grow Your Own

    Hugh revels in the first sweet roots of summer in his garden, climbs a monkey puzzle tree to look for meat-free protein, cooks beetroot tarte tatin and prepares a summer salad with pearl spelt

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    River Cottage Veg: Feast

    Hugh prepares to cook a meat-free celebratory wedding feast, but faces a battle with the slugs who are tucking into his vegetable patch with vigour!

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    River Cottage Veg: Summer Pleasures

    Hugh's commitment to a meat-free summer takes a hit when he joins a fishing trip and has to pass up the fresh sushi, and he makes a traditional English cricket tea without a pork pie in sight

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    River Cottage Veg: Power

    Hugh immerses himself in the pleasures of wild swimming and cooks up some delicious dishes for vegetarian triathlete Colin Hill, while Tim and James make a saffron speltotto and melanzane parmigiana

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    River Cottage Veg: Cost

    Hugh is challenged to win over a meat-loving crowd at a local pub with his veggie dishes, including foraged mushrooms, golden squashes and beetroot and chocolate ice cream

    This episode is subtitled46 mins
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    River Cottage Veg: Finale

    Hugh concludes his meat-free summer by throwing a vegetarian autumn feast stacked with stuffed squashes, sweet aubergines and even vegetable puddings

    This episode is audio describedThis episode is subtitled47 mins
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    River Cottage Christmas 2011

    Hugh and the River Cottage team serve up a festive menu with a twist, with wild boar, deer and goose, some luxury stocking fillers and canapes perfect for a cosy drinks party

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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    Three Go Mad: The Actors

    Philip Glenister, Keeley Hawes and Felicity Kendal join Hugh for a two-day cookery master class at River Cottage farm, including fishing, foraging and tasty food

    Scenes of animal butcheryThis episode is subtitled48 mins
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    Three Go Mad: The Comedians

    Hugh's joined by comedians Robert Webb, Lee Mack and Ruby Wax. Can two days of master classes whip them into shape as serious chefs to make a three-course meal for the River Cottage team?

    This episode is subtitled48 mins
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    Three Go Mad at Christmas 2012

    Hugh throws open his doors to comedy actors Kathy Burke, Stephen Mangan and Mark Heap, as they make an alternative Christmas day feast. What could possibly go wrong?

    This episode is subtitled47 mins
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