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All Creatures Great and Small 

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (1978–1990)
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The trials and misadventures of the staff of a country veterinary office in 1940's Yorkshire.
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Series cast summary:
...  James Herriot 90 episodes, 1978-1990
...  Siegfried Farnon 90 episodes, 1978-1990
...  Tristan Farnon / ... 65 episodes, 1978-1990
...  Helen Herriot 47 episodes, 1988-1990
...  Mrs. Hall / ... 40 episodes, 1978-1980
...  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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The TV sets for the Skeldale House surgery are now on display at "The World of James Herriot," a museum in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, England, which is located in the house where the real James Herriot had his surgery. See more »

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Tristan Farnon: [said frequently] You're out of your *mind*, Siegfried!
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Spin-off Young James Herriot (2011) See more »

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Piano Parchment
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A brilliant and authentic recreation of the Herriott stories
28 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

The original series of 41 episodes was a beautifully accurate version of the Herriott books. Superb acting is expected in a British production, and this is no exception, as the actors do an amazing job of capturing the essence of the even the minor characters. The vets, Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy and Peter Davison are especially true, as is Carol Drinkwater (most superior to her replacement as Helen). The series also captures the essence of the Yorkshire Dales: the lovely green hillsides, wide vistas and individualistic spirit. Visiting that area is like stepping into the Herriott stories, as we discovered in 1982 and many subsequent visits. And having a pint with the cast between shooting on location showed us how authentic the series is. Many people don't realize that these are not `warm, fuzzy' animal stories. Each episode has a moral point to make and makes it subtly, through action not speeches. The series is also inspirational, for it is, implicitly, the story of the birth of scientific veterinary medicine.


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