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James Herriot (1916–1995)

Alf Wight ("James Herriot") was born on 3 October 1916 in Sunderland, near Newcastle. However the family moved to Yoker, a suburb of Glasgow, when Alf was three weeks old. He attended Glasgow Veterinary School. He moved to Thirsk, North Yorkshire, in 1940, to work for Donald Sinclair ("Siegfried Farnon") at his practice at 23 Kirkgate. He married ... See full bio »

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 2011 Young James Herriot (TV Mini-Series) (inspired by characters and early works - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... (inspired by characters and early works)
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... (inspired by characters and early works)
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... (inspired by characters and early works)
 1993 James Herriot's Yorkshire (Documentary) (as Alf Wight)
  All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series) (books - 89 episodes, 1978 - 1990) (stories - 1 episode, 1990)
- Brotherly Love (1990) ... (books)
- Promises to Keep (1990) ... (books)
- Hampered (1990) ... (books)
- Old Dogs, New Tricks (1990) ... (books)
- A Grand Memory for Forgetting (1990) ... (books)
 1975 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Movie) (book)
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 1993 James Herriot's Yorkshire (Documentary)
Himself (as Alf Wight)
 1975 Pebble Mill at One (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 15 May 1975 (1975) ... Himself
 1973 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Dr. Herriot / Veternarian
- Episode #12.133 (1973) ... Himself - Dr. Herriot / Veternarian
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He worked as a vet in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, from 1940 until his retirement in 1989.

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | See more »

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Alf Wight
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Professional ethics and rules of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons ban advertising, and hence Alf Wight could not publish his books under his real name because he was still a practising vet at the time. Required to use a pseudonym, he chose the name of the Birmingham City football club goalkeeper in the 1952 Cup Final. His son's biography contains a photograph of Alf and the real James ... See more »

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