All Creatures Great and Small: Season 1, Episode 1

Horse Sense (8 Jan. 1978)

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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.



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


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

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