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Rich Hall's Cattle Drive

BBC Four sitcom. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2006. Stars Rich Hall, Mike Wilmot, Ralph Brown and Simon Evans.

Series 1

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 12th January 2006

Rich and Mike are arrested for beating up a burglar. Feeling let down by the British legal system, they purloin a pair of police horses and leave London for an epic cross-country journey.


2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Thursday 19th January 2006

Beginning their long cattle drive to the west, Mike is plagued by piles and allergies as he finds out that cowpunching isn't really for him. The pair are still chased by U. Horst Nightmare who tortures Frank for information. He finally catches up with them, only to be thwarted in bizarre circumstances.


3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Thursday 26th January 2006

After camping overnight in a field, Rich and Mike become embroiled in a land dispute. Heading into the nearby village of Flobbits to seek legal advice, Mike enters a "grab a wellie" competition, but faces a new challenge as Horst catches up with them - who will prove victorious?


4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 2nd February 2006

With the cows apparently suffering from pink eye and Mike AWOL with Coppenrath's daughter, Rich is forced to make sad scouse chimney sweep Clement his sidekick. Unfortunately, U. Horst has caught up with the unlikely heroes...


5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Thursday 9th February 2006

Having stopped to camp for the night, Mike begins philosophising as to why the police would send a bounty hunter after them. Tension soon rises, and the pair come to blows. Can they reconcile their disagreement, or is the drive over already?


6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Thursday 16th February 2006

As U. Horst looks set to give up the chase, Rich begins to agree with Mike that something's not quite right. 26 miles? Energy drinks? What exactly is going on with Truesdale? The stakes are getting higher, but the situation's definitely getting weirder. And then Melvin turns up.