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.
- The programme was known colloquially and humourously as "All Creatures Grunt and Smell".
- Siegfried Farnon's dogs actually belonged to Robert Hardy, the actor who played him, which explains why they behaved so naturally around him.