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Escape to River Cottage Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

6 Episodes 1999 - 1999

Episode 1

Episode 1

Thu, Mar 18, 1999 30 mins

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.

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Episode 2

Episode 2

Thu, Mar 25, 1999 30 mins

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.

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Episode 3

Episode 3

Thu, Apr 1, 1999 30 mins

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.

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Episode 4

Episode 4

Thu, Apr 8, 1999 30 mins

Hugh's garden pest problems are now being rivaled inside the Cottage, with an infestation of mice.

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Episode 5

Episode 5

Thu, Apr 15, 1999 30 mins

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.

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Episode 6

Episode 6

Thu, Apr 22, 1999 30 mins

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.

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