Escape to River Cottage (1999– )

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A docu-drama following a city-dweller who tries to simplify his life by moving to a smallholding (like a acreage) in England. The series combines educational material of him building ... See full summary »

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A docu-drama following a city-dweller who tries to simplify his life by moving to a smallholding (like a acreage) in England. The series combines educational material of him building shelters, raising crops and animals, mending his belongings and such, with humorous interactions with his eccentric neighbors. Written by Corvus-9

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can he dig it? yes, he can!
9 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you're the kind of person who is fed up of the hustle and bustle of modern life and find pre-packaged food and microwave ready-meals unpalatable, then this is the show for you. Follow the exploits of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall as he uproots himself from the urban rat-race and settles down to become a smallholder in rural Dorset. Don't be fooled into thinking it will all be fun and games, Hugh makes it very plain that this type of lifestyle is hard work. It is, however, immensely rewarding. Watch as he turns his pretty country garden into a productive vegetable plot, gets to grips with the finer points of animal husbandry and makes many new friends among the welcoming locals. If you want to give self-sufficiency a try for yourself, or if you just want to grow a few herbs in your garden, then this is a must. a wonderful show and a refreshing change.


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