One by One (1984–1987)

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Stories about real-life international zoo vet David Taylor (in the TV programmes, he was called Donald Turner) from his early days as a newly-qualified vet in the 1950s to his international... See full summary »

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1987   1985   1984  


Series cast summary:
Rob Heyland ...
 Donald Turner (32 episodes, 1984-1987)
James Ellis ...
 Paddy Reilly (32 episodes, 1984-1987)
Sonia Graham ...
 Ethel Ledbetter (31 episodes, 1984-1987)


Stories about real-life international zoo vet David Taylor (in the TV programmes, he was called Donald Turner) from his early days as a newly-qualified vet in the 1950s to his international standing in the 1970s; each series of the programme was set in a different decade. Written by Anonymous

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29 January 1984 (UK)  »

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(32 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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David Taylor (the vet who the series was based on) appears "hidden" in every episode. He is in crowd scenes heavily made up or disguised. One of the most memorable is when a woman tries to commit suicide in the bear pit and the man who holds back the crowd is Dr Taylor. See more »


[riding a horse with Lady Anne Pendle: unintentional double-entendre]
Ben Bishop: It's a wonderful feeling to have this magnificent beast between my legs.
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Featured in Screenwipe: Episode #1.3 (2006) See more »

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It was touted as a follow up to All Creatures Great and Small....
19 May 2006 | by (Santa Rosa, CA) – See all my reviews

I remember this show being advertised on the Arts and Entertainment channel in the early 80s as being from the producer of All Creatures Great and Small, and though it was a bit more contemporary, it certainly had similarities with that classic series. Both shows had a main protagonist who was a young, practicing vet who learns that the job entails more than he learned in school. In this series , it starts out that this young vet takes the job as a zoo vet out of necessity, with every intention of eventually becoming a regular dog and cat vet, but soon becomes fascinated by all the exotic animals, and eventually becomes a sought-out expert on the subject.....the other thing I remember is that the vet was sort of a lovelorn sad sack, when not treating the animals.....only about ten episodes were shown on A& I never saw the change in decades the synopsis refers to....

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