Episode guide

River Cottage Spring

Series 11

River Cottage Spring

  • River Cottage

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall picks his favourite seasonal vegetables and foraged foods to make delicious recipes, and puts his country honey to the test at a market.

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  • River Cottage Spring, 3

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall explores the tastes of spring. Potatoes and radishes are pulled out of the earth and broad beans de-podded for a luxurious beans on toast.

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  • River Cottage Spring, 1

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall cooks his way through the crops on offer as spring hits its stride. He sets his mum's shepherd's pie against Delia Smith's in a taste test.

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  • River Cottage Spring, 4

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall celebrates great spring food. As the season nears its end, the River Cottage team hold a fair and make elderflower champagne and a spit roast.

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River Cottage Autumn

Series 11

River Cottage Autumn

  • River Cottage

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall returns to River Cottage to harvest the best that autumn has to offer, with recipes to inspire and salivate over, from meats to root veg.

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  • River Cottage

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall returns to River Cottage to harvest the best that autumn has to offer. Hugh plans a six-course banquet and helps Dan the baker with his mini-mill.

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  • River Cottage Autumn, 3

    Autumnal delights with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. He tries to match keen gardeners without a plot with existing landowners to get the nation growing their own vegetables.

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  • River Cottage Autumn, 4

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall gears up for Bonfire Night, preparing medlar chutney and cheeses, lamb tagine and roasted vegetable kebabs to eat around the fire.

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Christmas at River Cottage

Series 1

Christmas at River Cottage

  • Christmas at River Cottage

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall challenges his chefs to transform the much-maligned Brussels sprout and joins his gamekeeper to stalk a Sika deer for a venison roast.

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River Cottage Christmas Fayre

Series 1

River Cottage Christmas Fayre

  • River Cottage Christmas Fayre

    A festive edition of the cookery show. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall gives tips for a perfect Christmas, including recipes for winter root celeriac and sweet chutney.

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River Cottage

Series 14

River Cottage

  • Meat

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall takes his passion for cooking into the homes of the public. To begin, he shows how organic free-range meat can be enjoyed on a budget.

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  • Vegetables

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall takes his passion for cooking on the road. He sets out to persuade firefighters to go vegetarian for four days.

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  • Fruit

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall champions the best produce for all. He makes fruit lollies, an Eton Mess, an orange and lemon squash drink and a venison and pear burger.

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  • Treats

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall helps people bring real, simple, tasty food to the table. He prepares Genoese sponge cake, lemon curd muffins and real ginger beer.

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  • Breakfast

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall attempts to revamp Britain's love affair with breakfast, serving up Swiss-style muesli, porridge and the perfect breakfast drink.

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  • Lunch

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall takes his passion for cooking into homes, making the ultimate cheese sandwich and makes a family Sunday roast with a twist.

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  • Fish

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall takes his passion for cooking into the homes of the public. Here, he champions the simple pleasures to be had from a tin of sardines.

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  • Bread

    More cooking ideas for the home table. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall shows how to bake sourdoughs, and cheese and Guinness-stuffed soda breads.

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River Cottage: Summer's Here

Series 1

River Cottage: Summer's Here

  • River Cottage Summer

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall returns to River Cottage HQ to explore and celebrate the very best food that the sunny season has to offer.

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  • River Cottage Summer

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall cooks and tastes his way through the season. With a focus on recycling, Hugh introduces a 'Leftovers Night' at the River Cottage Canteen.

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  • River Cottage Summer

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall hosts the seasonal food series. Hugh attempts to turn slugs into a culinary hit upon discovering that they are eating his soft cabbages.

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  • River Cottage Summer

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

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River Cottage

Series 16

River Cottage

  • Bring It On

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall spends a summer as a vegetarian. He kicks off by gathering summer veg from his River Cottage garden and hosting a meat-free barbecue.

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  • Grow Your Own

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall goes veggie for a summer. He heads into the kitchen to cook beetroot tarte tatin and makes a simple summer salad.

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  • Feast

    More veggie delights with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. He produces a vegetable wedding banquet, makes a fresh aubergine and bean curry, and battles slugs.

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  • Summer Pleasures

    Hugh resists fresh mackerel sushi on a fishing trip, learns about the vegetarian ways of Buddhist monks, and prepares a meat-free cricket tea.

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  • Power

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall spends a summer as a vegetarian. Hugh helps vegetarian triathlete Colin Hill whip up some delicious carb-loading dishes.

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  • Cost

    Hugh tries out his veggie dishes on a dedicated meat-loving pub crowd. Will he be able to win over these committed carnivores?

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  • Finale

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall rounds off his summer as a vegetarian by trying to convert a group of veg-hating children and throwing an autumn veggie feast.

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  • River Cottage Christmas

    New. Hugh mixes up seasonal veg with wild game for a twist on Christmas food. Wild boar, muntjac deer and greylag geese are all on the menu.

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River Cottage

Series 1

River Cottage

  • Roast Pork, Black Pudding and Gooseberries

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall tries to revolutionise the way we use fruit. First, he uses strawberries in a savoury dish and makes mojitos from foraged ingredients.

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  • Blueberry Coronation Chicken and Two Course Pasty

    The River Cottage gang are invited to a local sports day and give all the games a fruity twist in exchange for providing delicious picnic food.

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  • Pizza, Blackberry Beer and Chicken Pie

    Cookery series in which Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall attempts to revolutionise the way we use fruit in food preparation. Hugh takes on pizza this time.

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  • Plum Compote, Waldorf Salad and Flapjacks

    More fruity goodness as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall cooks a simple plum compote and finds out how wild apples in Moss Side are being turned into cider.

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River Cottage Christmas Special

Series 1

River Cottage Christmas Special

  • River Cottage Christmas Special

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall gets festive as he chooses a goose for dinner, sells some meaty mince pies at the market and has his mates over for some cider and ham.

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Return to River Cottage

Series 3

Return to River Cottage

  • Return to River Cottage

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall returns to his gamekeeper's cottage in Dorset to live off the land. He rents a four-acre field and buys some more livestock.

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  • Return to River Cottage

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is back in his gamekeeper's cottage in Dorset, living off the land. In this programme, he turns troublesome rabbits to his advantage.

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  • Return to River Cottage

    More from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's quest to live off the land. He fishes for mackerel and enlists the help of local bakers.

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  • Return to River Cottage

    Hugh discovers that torrential rain has ruined his hay harvest and that his tomatoes have blight. Meanwhile, the weather brings out the wild mushrooms.

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  • Return to River Cottage

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall returns to his gamekeeper's cottage to live off the land. Here, he harvests his tomato crop and turns them into deli products.

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  • Return to River Cottage

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall returns to his gamekeeper's cottage in Dorset to live off the land. Here, he volunteers for some local hunters in return for animal feed.

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Beyond River Cottage

Series 1

Beyond River Cottage

  • Beyond River Cottage

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his family move on from River Cottage to a farm boasting 44 acres of land, where he hopes to set up a food outlet selling his produce.

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  • Beyond River Cottage

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall strives to get his restaurant up and running, against a tight deadline.

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  • Beyond River Cottage

    Series in which Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall sets up a new restaurant and food outlet. Hugh is planning to put purple broccoli back on the culinary map.

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  • Beyond River Cottage

    More adventures in food with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. May Day brings a chance for Hugh to sell some chocolate waffles and he goes on the hunt for a giant lobster.

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  • Beyond River Cottage

    Spring is in the air: there are 11 new piglets and two new lambs on the farm. Hugh attends an Easter Blossom Picnic and he also sells bread at a local cider festival.

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  • Beyond River Cottage

    The onset of summer prompts Hugh to consider installing beehives. He also fields a request to cater for a wedding party, with over 70 people to entertain.

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  • Beyond River Cottage

    More adventures in food with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Hugh catches whelks to sell on the beach, and organises a tomato festival.

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  • Beyond River Cottage

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's bees produce 25lbs of honey which he enters in the Melplash Country Show, but he overindulges in a competitor's mead.

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  • Beyond River Cottage

    Preparing for autumn, Hugh plans a special menu. He wants to use his cockerels for the feast, but needs help planning how to cook them.

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Beyond River Cottage Christmas Special

Series 1

Beyond River Cottage Christmas Special

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    It's Christmas, and Hugh's plan is to shoot, harvest, gather and cook enough food to furnish the tables for a magnificent medieval festive banquet.

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River Cottage Forever

Series 3

River Cottage Forever

  • River Cottage Forever

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Dorset downshifting experiment enters its third year, and his latest money-making scheme involves chickens.

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  • River Cottage Forever

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Dorset downshifting experiment enters its third year. Hugh's first ewe finally gives birth to twins.

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  • River Cottage Forever

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Dorset downshifting experiment is now into its third year. It is late May and the vet has bad news about Marge the cow's pregnancy.

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  • River Cottage Forever

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall continues his downshifting experiment. It's mid-June and time to make hay and time for a spot of fleece creativity.

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  • River Cottage Forever

    More adventures from the Dorset cottage with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Under the hot summer sun, the animals at River Cottage are giving Hugh considerable grief.

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  • River Cottage Forever

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

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  • River Cottage Forever

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Dorset downshifting experiment continues. Hugh finds that one of his old ewes has died. Later on, two of his pigs are sent to the abattoir.

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  • River Cottage Forever

    More adventures from the cottage. As winter draws in, Hugh has one major money-earner up his sleeve, teaming up with old rival and chilli-pepper-guru Michael Michaud.

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River Cottage Road Trip

Series 1

River Cottage Road Trip

  • River Cottage Road Trip

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is in search of culinary inspiration on the road. His journey begins in Dumfriesshire and takes in Cumbria and the Lake District.

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  • River Cottage Road Trip

    Culinary road trip. Hugh travels to the Lake District and Yorkshire, where he looks for the finest northern tea experience and finds a few good cake recipes.

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