|A Deathly Calm|
Owl warning the animals that the cabbages are poisoned
|UK Airdate||17 March 1993|
|Written by||Valerie Georgeson|
|Preceded by||Between Two Evils|
The animals are walking through a cabbage field. Fox believes the area is too exposed and urges the animals to move quickly until they find a safe place to rest. Mrs Rabbit is about to bite into a cabbage, but Fox stops her, saying he doesn't like the way they smell. Owl explains that she has seen drums of poison near the farmer's house and warns the animals that everything around them is probably deadly.
The animals rest in an orchard and Fox decides to go scavenging for food in a nearby town. He, Vixen, Whistler and Owl head to the town that evening and find fish and vegetables, which Whistler carries back to the other animals. As Fox and Vixen continue to scavenge, two large dogs see them and chase after them. The two foxes split and the dogs follow Fox, who loses them by running across a railway line just in front of a passing train. Vixen returns to the other animals but is very worried to learn that Fox is not back yet.
Morning arrives and the animals attempt to leave the poisoned land, but they come across two large tractors spraying poison and don't know what to do. Fox arrives and tells the animals they must go back the way they came to avoid the machines. Hare and Weasel disagree but Fox convinces them to head back to the orchard. Rabbit gets sprayed by one of the machines and is convinced he will die, but he survives. Toad tells the animals that White Deer Park is just the other side of the town and Fox decides that they must go through the town on the next stage of their journey.
- Stock footage from The Wood in Danger is used.
|Series and Episodes|
|Series 1 (1993) • Series 2 (1994) • Series 3 (1995)|
|Series 1 episodes (1993)|
|The Wood in Danger • The Journey Begins • Through Fire and Through Water • False Haven • Snare for the Unwary • Who Shall Wear the Crown? • New Friends, Old Enemies • Friends in Need • Whistler's Quarry • Between Two Evils • A Deathly Calm • Pandemonium • So near and yet so far...|
|Series 2 episodes (1994)|
|A Heroes' Welcome • Winter • Survival • New Enemies • A Joke Backfires • Home Is Where the Heart Is • The Feud Begins • Like Father, Like Son • Narrow Escapes • Shadows • A Time of Reckoning • Blood Is Thicker Than Water • Reconciliation|
|Series 3 episodes (1995)|
|Comings and Goings • Out and About • Water, Water • The Missing Fox's Friend • Tiffs and Tempers • Adventure for the Birds • The Long-Tailed Visitor • Scared Silly by Snakes • A Bigger Oink • The Mole Game • The Worst Kind of Hurricane • Homeward Bound • Bully-Bully-Bully|