Set in the 1930's, young vet James Herriot arrives in the village of Darrowby in the Yorkshire Dales hoping to land his first job with established veterinarian Siegfried Farnon.

Director:

Writers:

(books), (adaptation)

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Timothy ...
...
Mary Hignett ...
...
John Sharp ...
George Selway ...
Soames
Paul Luty ...
Bert Sharpe
Johnny Allan ...
Phineas Calvert
Lorraine Peters ...
Mrs. Calvert
Johnny Maxfield ...
Farmer
Georgina Melville ...
Diana Brompton
Ted Carroll ...
Man on Bus
Derry Jordan ...
Tommy
Leslie Sarony ...
Pub Customer
James Ottaway ...
Pub Customer
Edit

Storyline

James Herriot, a newly qualified vet, arrives in the village of Darrowby for a job interview with Siegfried Farnon. Things get off to an inauspicious start when it seems that Siegfried is away for the afternoon and his housekeeper, Mrs. Hall, knows nothing of his visit. Siegfried eventually arrives, full of apologies for having forgotten and they set off on a series of calls. James gets to try his hand at treating a lame horse and a cow suffering from mastitis and to his great pleasure, is offered the job. In his first full day on the job however, James is called out to Lord Hulton's farm to treat one of his best horses. James' diagnosis is twisted bowel and the horse is put down. The farm manager, Soames, swears he'll sue if the post-mortem shows James to be incorrect. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 January 1978 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Old Helen or New? Elanor000
Favorites? Dislikes? daddytolman
Tristan and Helen...One night stand? mojaveguy
were any animals harmed during the show? tante_fiolett
Mrs. Hall Areldee
'Horse Sense' missing 3 minutes. daddytolman
Discuss Horse Sense (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?