Christmas 1955 is fast approaching but the vets are dealing with their usual assortment of diseased animals and entertaining locals. James is particularly proud of Frank Gillard's farm. ... See full summary »

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Christopher Timothy ...
James / James Herriot
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Lynda Bellingham ...
Jean Heywood ...
John Sharp ...
Mr Biggs
David Ellison ...
Jonathan Bradley
Sidney Livingstone ...
David Bradley
Megs Jenkins ...
Mrs Bradley
Dee Sadler ...
Linda Marston
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Frank Gillard
Elaine Donnelly ...
Angela Gillard
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Mary Gillard
Rio Fanning ...
Joe Mulligan
Hugh Walters ...
Leslie Pendlebury
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Christmas 1955 is fast approaching but the vets are dealing with their usual assortment of diseased animals and entertaining locals. James is particularly proud of Frank Gillard's farm. Gillard also keeps racing pigeons and Mr. Biggins accuse the birds of importing hoof and mouth disease. When Gillard's cattle develop the dreaded disease, he has no choice but to destroy his herd. Tristan buys himself a fancy Daimler coupe but then can't quite pay back the money he borrowed from Sigfried who gives him until Christmas day to settle up or he will take possession of the car. Tristan once again joins the bell ringers but more because he's interested in Miss Marston, the new teacher who is also a member of the group. James and Sigfried find themselves acting as references in court for the feuding Bradley brothers, David and Jonathan, who have been fighting since the death of their fire some years before. Written by garykmcd

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This was Megs Jenkins' final acting role before her death on October 5, 1998 at the age of 81. See more »

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