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Herriot's real name was James Alfred Wight. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons' rules ban advertising, so he took his pseudonym from the Birmingham City football club goalkeeper in the 1952 Cup Final.
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Although born in Sunderland, Herriot spent the first twenty-three years of his life in Glasgow, and never lost the accent, as can be heard in television interviews. Simon Ward however, plays him as a Londoner.
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In the book, Siegfried (Sir Anthony Hopkins) bought the practice in 1932 from an eighty-five-year-old retiree. In this film, he took it over as a family business in 1927.
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Known to the cast and crew as "All Creatures Grunt and Smell".
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The surgery telephone number is Darrowby 85.
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In the book, Herriot (Simon Ward) is vindicated by the autopsy on the cow's heart, but Cranford (Freddie Jones) complains that Herriot doesn't know the technical term for the congestion, and still doesn't know what he's doing.
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Closing credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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Sir Anthony Hopkins and Freddie Jones appeared in The Elephant Man (1980).
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Re-staged from 4-2-75 (eps 24.3)
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