River Cottage Forever - Season 1

Channel 4 (ended 2002)


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Episode Guide


  • Episode 8
    Episode 8
    It's Hallowe'en at River Cottage and Hugh is celebrating with the locals and trying his hand at the ancient game of pumpkin fettling. There's also money to be made so Hugh teams up with Michael Michot to sell their chillis in London - the "city of sin".
  • Episode 7
    Episode 7
    There is a sombre start to the day as one of the sheep has died in the night, the first animal Hugh has lost. An orchard is planted which will give apples all year long and with the help of Victor, Ray and Richard, the "ultimate roasting chicken" is found.
  • Episode 6:
    Episode 6
    Hugh has set his sights on the Vegetable Cup at the Beaminster Show. Covert tactics to observe the competition are undertaken. 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.moreless
  • Episode 5
    Episode 5
    River Cottage is alive to the sound of chirping chicks, after the initial set-back due to the 'under-performing' cockrel. Hugh and Delia are entered in the Oakhampton Show.
  • Episode 4
    Episode 4
    After last year's failed hay harvest, Hugh is hoping the good weather will hold out for him to harvest this year's hay. Hugh turns out for the local cricket team and of course, makes a edible contribution to the tea break.
  • Episode 3
    Episode 3
    There's plenty of bad news concerning the livestock today: Marge's pregnancy has been greatly exaggerated and the Indian Game cock turns out to be all beak and no trouser. This means that there won't be the beef steer Hugh was expecting and his plans for the "ultimate roasting chicken" have been set back.

    On the bright side, there's a successful day's work catching cuttlefish and shooting wood pigeon.moreless
  • Episode 2
    Episode 2
    Hugh has his eye on the grass carp in Anthony's ornamental lake. He persuades Anthony to let him catch one and prove it's edible. If he fails, there's a forfeit to pay. Hugh's sheep finally delivers the first River Cottage livestock, but not without a scare for Hugh.
  • Episode 1
    Episode 1
    In his third year at River Cottage, Hugh is finally about to see the first birth at River Cottage, but some things take time and a few sleepless nights ensue.

    Chickenopolis is also extended in readiness for Hugh's quest to breed the "ultimate" roasting chicken.

    He also travels the 8 miles down the river Brit from River Cottage to the sea by canoe.moreless