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.
Last EpisodeTV 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 …
Series Fun Facts
- Christopher Timothy was originally offered the part of Tristan Farnon but he said he would only appear if he could play James Herriot.
- 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…
[show]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.
- Siegfried Farnon's dogs actually belonged to Robert Hardy, the actor who played him, which explains why they behaved so naturally around him.