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All Creatures Great and Small 

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The trials and misadventures of the staff of a country veterinary office in Yorkshire from the 1930s to the 1950s.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Christopher Timothy ...  James Herriot 90 episodes, 1978-1990
Robert Hardy ...  Siegfried Farnon 90 episodes, 1978-1990
Peter Davison ...  Tristan Farnon 65 episodes, 1978-1990
Lynda Bellingham ...  Helen Herriot 47 episodes, 1988-1990
Mary Hignett ...  Mrs. Hall / ... 40 episodes, 1978-1980
Carol Drinkwater ...  Helen / ... 39 episodes, 1978-1985
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James Herriot is a vet in Yorkshire, England, during the late 1930s and 1940's. He gets a job at the practice of Siegfried Farnon, who (together with his mischievous brother Tristan) already have a successful business. James undergoes a variety of adventures during his work, which are just as often caused by the characters of the county (including the Farnon brothers) as the animals in his care. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Comedy | Drama

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Robert Hardy had problems with the writers in the later seasons of the show in that they seemed to be inserting scenes in every episode where Siegfried Farnon would lose his temper and "blow up" to comic effect. Hardy had to fight with the writers to give Siegfried the dimensions and depth of character he felt he'd had in the show's early seasons. See more »

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Tristan Farnon: [said frequently] You're out of your *mind*, Siegfried!
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Featured in Songs of Praise: Great Yorkshire Show (2018) See more »

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Piano Parchment
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Composed by Johnny Pearson
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Excellent! Both in book and series form.
25 September 2004 | by dlgartSee all my reviews

I'll make it unanimous (so far). When All Creatures first aired in the States, I had already enjoyed the books immensely and doubted that a television production could do author James Herriot's work justice.(A pen name, I believe his real name is Alfred White.) I was delighted to be wrong in that assumption, brilliantly adapted and endearingly performed. It quickly became and remains to this day one of my favorite programs. I particularly recommend the earlier seasons for a number of reasons, not the least of which is Carol Drinkwater as Helen Herriot. I only wish that like Holly the computer on Red Dwarf, who had Lister wipe his memory banks of the collected works of Agatha Christie so that he would have something interesting to read. That I could experience All Creatures Great and Small again, for the first time.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 January 1978 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(91 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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