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2011 (UK) See more »
The university days of the vet, James Herriot, set in 1933 Glasgow, Scotland.
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 (Series Cast [12])

Iain De Caestecker ... James Herriot (3 episodes, 2011)

Amy Manson ... Whirly Tyson (3 episodes, 2011)

Ben Lloyd-Hughes ... Rob McAloon (3 episodes, 2011)

Gary Lewis ... Professor Quintin Gunnell (3 episodes, 2011)

Joanna Vanderham ... Jenny Muirhead (3 episodes, 2011)

Tony Curran ... Professor Donald Richie (3 episodes, 2011)

Danny Rahim ... Jagdeep Gakhal (3 episodes, 2011)
Natasha Little ... Mrs. Munro (3 episodes, 2011)
Ralph Riach ... Professor Henry Legge (3 episodes, 2011)
Louise Goodall ... Mary (3 episodes, 2011)

Kristopher Blair ... Student (2 episodes, 2011)
Barry Arthur McKay ... Student (2 episodes, 2011)

Series Directed by
Michael Keillor (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Writing credits
Johnny Byrne (3 episodes, 2011)
James Herriot (3 episodes, 2011)
Eileen Gallagher (2 episodes, 2011)
Ann McManus (2 episodes, 2011)

Series Produced by
Kate Croft .... consulting producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Gaynor Holmes .... executive producer: BBC (3 episodes, 2011)
Cameron Roach .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Alan J. Wands .... producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Original Music by
Dru Masters (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Cinematography by
Owen McPolin (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Film Editing by
Dominic Strevens (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Production Design by
Mike Gunn (1 episode, 2011)
Series Art Direction by
Moley Campbell (1 episode, 2011)
Series Costume Design by
Gill Horn (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Makeup Department
Anita Anderson .... key hair and makeup artist (3 episodes, 2011)
Wendy Kemp Forbes .... make-up and hair (3 episodes, 2011)
Annie McEwan .... makeup designer (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Production Management
Stephen Burt .... production manager (1 episode, 2011)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Helen Fraser .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2011)
Simon Maloney .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2011)
Alex McKay .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2011)

Brian Horsburgh .... Additional First Assistant Director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Ryan Clachrie .... art department runner (3 episodes, 2011)
Jake Drummond .... carpenter (3 episodes, 2011)
Eona McCallum .... petty cash buyer / petty cash prop buyer (3 episodes, 2011)
Caireen Todd .... graphics art director (3 episodes, 2011)
Zoe Wight .... standby art director (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Sound Department
Iain Anderson .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 2011)
Phillip Barrett .... sound effects (3 episodes, 2011)
Stuart Bruce .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2011)
Gary Doig .... sound (3 episodes, 2011)
Colin Gregory .... boom operator (3 episodes, 2011)
Tom Griffiths .... assistant dubbing editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Kahl Henderson .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 2011)
Lorraine Keiller .... dubbing editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Douglas MacDougall .... sound effects (3 episodes, 2011)
Chris Sinclair .... dubbing editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Neal Skillen .... sound (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Visual Effects by
Brendan Reilly .... visual effects (1 episode, 2011)
Series Stunts
Andy Goodall .... assistant fight director (2 episodes, 2011)
David Goodall .... fight arranger (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robbie Cairns .... trainee camera / assistant camera (3 episodes, 2011)
Iain Harrison .... rigger (3 episodes, 2011)
Cameron Howatson .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 2011)
Graeme Hunter .... still photographer (3 episodes, 2011)
Donald MacSween .... digital imaging technician (3 episodes, 2011)
Chris Shaw .... first assistant camera / focus puller (3 episodes, 2011)
Simon Vickery .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2011)
Jon McCormick .... assistant rigger (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Casting Department
Kahleen Crawford .... casting (1 episode, 2011)
Kate Day .... casting (1 episode, 2011)
Danny Jackson .... casting (1 episode, 2011)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kate Gill .... costume assistant / costume dresser (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Editorial Department
Joe Sawyer .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Music Department
Jake Jackson .... score mixer (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Other crew
Willie Bennie .... action car coordinator (3 episodes, 2011)
Emma Benson .... head of development (3 episodes, 2011)
Bozena Bienkowska .... animal handler (3 episodes, 2011)
Tom Bromwich .... titles producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Johnny Byrne .... series devised by (3 episodes, 2011)
Christopher Cameron .... unit manager (3 episodes, 2011)
David Hancock .... script editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Claire Hewitt .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Paul Imrie .... assistant production accountant / production accountant (3 episodes, 2011)
Ashley McFarlane .... production runner (3 episodes, 2011)
Nic Benns .... title designer (2 episodes, 2011)

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UK:180 min (3 parts)
Finland:K-12 (TV rating)

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Very interesting to have influences in his life included, 29 December 2012
Author: windanafive

I have to give it only 8 out of 10 because it looks like we're going to be left hanging. If it weren't for that, I'd probably give it a 9 or even 10.

One thing Herriot himself did occasionally in his books was to include events of the time and people's attitudes and how they affected his life and others. Particularly reflective of this is his book that covered the time period when he was called up and his first child was born. Although frequently the events in that book were used as a springboard to another anecdote in his life as a vet, not all of them were, such as the time he sneaked off to Darrowby without permission. Another situation that springs to mind is the gloomy attitude of one farmer towards James' health and how after each visit that farm, James would examine himself in a mirror, muttering to himself that he felt fine.

In this series, events and attitudes of various people in his life are included and how those events and people influence and shape him, not just as a vet but also as a person.

It would be very interesting to know just how close the portrayals of the characters were to each real person. I can easily see they could be quite close or a blend of a few characters (to limit the number of characters and avoid making it confusing) and it's interesting to consider those characters. I would have to disagree with any view that the characters were fairly two-dimensional. My first reaction to one character was to dislike him and consider him a shallow, fairly selfish person but as the series progressed, he did unexpected things on behalf of others, showing him to be a more complex character than he initially appeared.

Let's hope they do eventually give us more of the story.

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