River Cottage Forever

January 2022
24:22

S1 Ep1

3.0 6 x
It's February and while Hugh has survived the winter there's precious little to eat at River Cottage. But thinking of the future he gets busy building a complex of high-rise chicken accommodation to house the poultry for his latest money-making scheme: to breed the ultimate roast chicken. Poultry-guru Richard Hicks calls r...
24:21

S1 Ep2

4.0 5 x
Hugh arranges a meeting with Antony Hichens, his landlord from the big house, to discuss the prospect of Hugh acquiring the rights to fish for the huge grass carp that inhabit the muddy estate lake. Amazed that his carp are in fact edible, Antony challenges Hugh to serve one at his upcoming dinner party. Should his guests...
24:19

S1 Ep3

4.0 4 x
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. But his spirits are raised by the news that huge shoals of cuttlefish are massing off the Dorset coast. Scenting a free meal, Hugh sets about designing...
23:54

S1 Ep4

4.0 6 x
It's mid-June and it's time to make hay. After last year's disaster, Hugh is determined to get it right and calls in local farmer Paddy Rudd to advise. Good weather makes good hay and Paddy reckons that the next five days will give them the window they require to finish the job. To pay for the hire of the haymaking kit, Hu...
24:08

S1 Ep5

3.0 7 x
Under the hot summer sun, the animals at River Cottage are giving Hugh considerable grief. Marge's calf, Psycho, will not let Hugh anywhere near him - even for routine veterinary treatment - so he calls in local animal healer Hilary Merrill. Dismayed by the calf’s moniker, Hilary renames him and sets about trying to sooth...
24:02

S1 Ep6

4.0 9 x
Hugh has set his sights on the Vegetable Cup at the Beaminster Show. There's also an opportunity to get some cash out of Devon's tourists with home-made iced-lollies, and a blind-folded Hugh is taken to a secret location to hunt for truffles with Delia.
24:08

S1 Ep7

3.0 9 x
On his regular morning stock-check, Hugh finds that one of his old ewes has died. It's a sad day at River Cottage as later on he sends off two of his pigs to the abattoir. Later. local charcoal-maker Sean Bridges comes round to lift the gloom by chopping down some of the trees which shade Hugh's vegetable patch. They take ...
23:32

S1 Ep8

4.0 10 x
As winter approaches, Hugh has one major money-earner up his sleeve. He's teaming up with old rival and chilli pepper guru Michael Michaud, to capitalise on the huge profits available at the Borough Farmers' Market in London. After stripping his polytunnel of his entire chilli crop, Hugh sets about designing his added-valu...
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