All Creatures Great and Small

Are you watching this adorable show on PBS?

It was previously done back in the 70s as a BBC series and I watched it because I had read and loved the Herriot books, but this new series is far superior, in my opinion.

“James Herriot (1916–1995) was the pen name of James Alfred “Alf” Wight, an English veterinarian whose wrote about veterinary practice and country life. Many of Herriot’s works—including All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Wise and Wonderful–became international bestsellers.”

I saved some of his childrens’ books adored by the original Angel Boy and the Angels 2.0 appreciate them, too. Moses the Kitten and Only One Woof are such sweet stories.

Did you know that Diana Rigg, (yes, Emma Peel from The Avengers), played Mrs. Pumphrey before her death?

I could watch this proposal scene again and again; it’s one of the best five minutes of all time. This show is all around well cast, but the actors who play James Herriot and Helen Alderson are AMAZING.

Wait until the end. Pure love. It gets me every time.


10 thoughts on “All Creatures Great and Small

  1. I can’t watch your video clip here in Australia but I do remember the scene. I loved this show the first time around many years ago and read the books. But like you I think this latest offering of “All Creatures Great and Small” is so good and I believe this is due to the brilliant new cast. I adore the Yorkshire Dales but appreciate its harshness in winter when the snow arrives.

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