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Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jan. 1978
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
50 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC One TV Network
Genre

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All Creatures Great and Small (UK)

James Herriot is a vet in Yorkshire, England, during the 1940's. He is assigned to 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.

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TV Special: Brotherly Love Aired: Dec. 24, 1990

James and Tristan become involved in a feud between two brothers who both want to ring the Christmas bells. A suspected case of Foot and Mouth …

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The show had 7 seasons and 90 episodes air between 1978 and 1990.

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  • Alf Wight (the real James Herriot) initially stipulated that all the incidents in the TV series had to be closely based on those in his books. By the end of Season 3, all of Wight's books had…
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    Alf Wight (the real James Herriot) initially stipulated that all the incidents in the TV series had to be closely based on those in his books. By the end of Season 3, all of Wight's books had been televised, and it was thought that the series would have to end. However producer Bill Sellars persuaded Wight to let the scriptwriters devise new stories as long as the scripts were approved by him and remained faithful to the spirit of his books.
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  • During the filming of the second series (shown September-December 1978), Christopher Timothy broke his leg in a car crash. Some of the storylines had to be altered to explain why James…
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    During the filming of the second series (shown September-December 1978), Christopher Timothy broke his leg in a car crash. Some of the storylines had to be altered to explain why James Herriot was walking with a limp, or spent most of his time in the surgery rather than going out to farms to treat animals.
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  • Christopher Timothy was originally offered the part of Tristan Farnon but he said he would only appear if he could play James Herriot.
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