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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)
Ryan Smith ... Cameron Skinner (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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8 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Nice try, but derailed itself, 23 December 2011
Author: sephalon from United States

"Young James Herriot" covers the early adventures of our favorite rural veterinarian. Portrayed over a three episode miniseries, there was plenty of time for them to tell the story. And while certain aspects were genuinely wonderful, the bad outweighed the good.

The show shoots itself in the foot by wandering away from the character we came to see. It attempts to bring in period issues (women's equality, fascism, persecution of Jews at the time) but ends up indulging itself in pointless history lessons and boring irrelevant side-plots.

Rather than portray an intelligent, thoughtful feminist, they have a shrill, infantile and arrogant harpy to represent the entire women's struggle. And her enemy was an equally straw-man stereotype chauvinist with no redeeming virtues at all. And of course, the local contingent of conservatives aren't just conservatives, they're genuine fascists. Finally, there's the landlady who has a ridiculous amount of screen time despite being utterly irrelevant to all plots.

The characters (other than James) we so shockingly two-dimensional as to distract from the otherwise good medical plot lines.

Let's end on some positive points: The plots related to diagnosing and treating animals were wonderful. Also, production quality and period setting were above reproach. They give a good feeling for being in the 1930s Glasgow. Of course, period dramas are the UK's specialty.

Conclusion: If you can overlook dismal characters, civics lessons, vague liberal soap-boxing and irrelevant plots, the nuggets of gold in the muck may make the show worthwhile to you.

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