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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:
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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Storyline

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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UK

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English

Release Date:

8 January 1978 (UK) See more »

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All Creatures Great & Small See more »

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(91 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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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Mrs. Pumphrey: [orders Hodgekin to throw rings for her Pekinese, Tricki Woo. He throws one feebly] Oh, a little further than *that*, Hodgekin!
Mrs. Pumphrey: [he throws it miles] Not into the rose bed, Hodgekin! We wouldn't want Tricki to get pricky-paw!
Hodgekin: [muttered] Who wouldn't?
Mrs. Pumphrey: *What* was that? What was that, Hodgekin?
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Spoofed in The Smith & Jones Sketchbook: Episode #1.6 (2006) See more »

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Piano Parchment
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Brings back good memories
8 August 2006 | by diy_freak-1See all my reviews

I saw this TV series during a 3-year stay in the UK (father's work), when it was first aired. I was going through kindergarten/primary school at the time. Absolutely loved it! That may be more of a personal memory and less of a 'review', but the simple fact that this is one of the few things I remember so well must account for something...

The starting tune never fails to bring a smile on my face. Good acting from the main character, James Herriot. I saw an episode not too long ago and I must say, the series hasn't lost it charm after all these years. It's seem almost timeless, which in my opinion is one of the best compliments possible. The scenery in the series is breathtakingly beautiful and the stories are charming, entertaining and very 'feelgood'. Good memories!


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