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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.

Hugh moves into his cottage. He buys a pig, forages for food and befriends the locals.

First shown: Sun 14 Feb 1999 | 24 mins

Escape to River Cottage: Episode 1

Hugh turns his attentions to the River Piddle and pike fishing

First shown: Sun 21 Feb 1999 | 24 mins

Escape to River Cottage: Episode 2

The vegetable garden is in full swing and Hugh is spoilt for choice

First shown: Sun 28 Feb 1999 | 24 mins

Escape to River Cottage: Episode 3

Hugh discovers an infestation of mice and calls in a 'humane disposal team'

First shown: Sun 7 Mar 1999 | 25 mins

Escape to River Cottage: Episode 4

Hugh commissions basket-maker Malcolm Seal to make an old-fashioned wickerwork eel trap

First shown: Sun 14 Mar 1999 | 24 mins

Escape to River Cottage: Episode 5

Hugh prepares a party for his friends who've helped him and learns how to catch razor fish

First shown: Sun 21 Mar 1999 | 24 mins

Escape to River Cottage: Episode 6

Hugh prepares a festive Yuletide feast of traditional glazed ham and mince pies

First shown: Fri 24 Dec 1999 | 24 mins

River Cottage Christmas 1999

Hugh rents a four-acre field, buys livestock and takes part in a nettle-eating competition

First shown: Sun 2 Jan 2000 | 24 mins

Return to River Cottage: Episode 1

Hugh has problems with some uncooperative chickens and troublesome rabbits

First shown: Sun 9 Jan 2000 | 24 mins

Return to River Cottage: Episode 2

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

First shown: Sun 16 Jan 2000 | 24 mins

Return to River Cottage: Episode 3

It's late summer at River Cottage but torrential rain washes out Hugh's entire hay harvest

First shown: Sun 23 Jan 2000 | 24 mins

Return to River Cottage: Episode 4

Hugh embarks on the big financial venture of summer; harvesting his entire tomato crop

First shown: Sun 30 Jan 2000 | 25 mins

Return to River Cottage: Episode 5

Autumn's nearly over and Hugh's concerned about a shortage of firewood and animal feed

First shown: Sun 6 Feb 2000 | 24 mins

Return to River Cottage: Episode 6

Hugh cooks up a limpet pie and his neighbour comes to check his sheep stock

First shown: Tue 16 Jul 2002 | 24 mins

River Cottage Forever: Episode 1

After several days and sleepless nights, Hugh's first ewe finally gives birth to twins

First shown: Tue 23 Jul 2002 | 24 mins

River Cottage Forever: Episode 2

It's late May, the vet calls and it's bad news...

First shown: Tue 30 Jul 2002 | 24 mins

River Cottage Forever: Episode 3

Hugh invites two local felt-making experts to turn his sheep's fleeces into a garment

First shown: Tue 6 Aug 2002 | 24 mins

River Cottage Forever: Episode 4

Hugh's beginning to get the hang of his Dorset downshifting experiment, or so he thinks...

First shown: Tue 13 Aug 2002 | 24 mins

River Cottage Forever: Episode 5

Hugh enters his veg garden into the Challenge Cup at his local horticultural show

First shown: Tue 20 Aug 2002 | 24 mins

River Cottage Forever: Episode 6

It's a sad day at River Cottage, as Hugh finds out that one of his old ewes has died

First shown: Tue 27 Aug 2002 | 24 mins

River Cottage Forever: Episode 7

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