"Young James Herriot" Episode #1.1 (TV Episode 2011) - Plot Summary Poster

(TV Mini-Series)


Plot Summary

  • In 1933 earnest young James Herriot arrives to study at the Glasgow Veterinary School and rooms with predatory,tipsy Mrs. Munro,along with fellow students,wealthy,cavalier McAloon and the fiercely feminist Whirly Tyson. James impresses one of his tutors,the modern-thinking Professor Ritchie when he correctly diagnoses a dray horse's illness. However James must learn that not all animals can be quickly cured and that sacrifices must be made to keep families together. Whirly falls foul of the reactionary Professor Gunnell,who demands her expulsion, but the apparently indolent McAloon turns up trumps by forcing the college principal,Professor Legge to make Gunnell back down.

    - Written by don @ minifie-1
  • James begins his first day in Glasgow and is unhappy as he manages to falls foul of his teachers. He also manages to antagonise some local tradesmen, and he is left homeless after the woman he was hoping to stay with run off with his rent money. James ends up getting his first patient; an ailing dray horse that he sees is being mistreated by a haulier.

    - Written by RT


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