The war is finally over and James returns to Darrowby to rejoin his partners, Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, in veterinary practice. James is having difficulty re-adjusting to civilian life however. His first call is to Mr. Biggins, who is the same old self and does nothing but complain about the vet's service. Relations are also strained with Helen: James is short-tempered with little Jimmy and can't seem to open up to her about his feelings. Mrs. Hall has passed on and Siegfried hires a new housekeeper, Mrs. Hubbard, whose culinary skills turn out to be somewhat lacking. Tristan, older but not necessarily wiser, is back with the bell ringers. Siegfried meets an old flame, Caroline, who returns to Darrowby after living in America. Written by
Did You Know?
The episode included a poignant shot of a photograph of Mrs Hall, while James, Siegfried, Tristan and Helen remembered "absent friends". Mary Hignett
who played Mrs Hall had died in 1980 shortly after the end of the previous (third) series, so her character had also died in the intervening time. See more
It means you're going to have a little brother, or perhaps a sister.
I'd rather have a dog.
On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at
Traditional Yorkshire folk song; sung to the Methodist hymnal tune "Cranbrook" (1805) (uncredited), written by 'Thomas Clark'
Performed by Peter Davison (uncredited), Christopher Timothy (uncredited), and other uncredited cast members.
Sung by Tristan and James, accompanied by others in the pub. See more