We’ve all been waiting with bated breath at The Yorkshireman for the return of Channel 5’s hit show ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. We’ve finally been treated with a first look at series two, and our heads are set to explode with anticipation.
Set in the Yorkshire Dales, the TV series is based on the books by Thirsk vet Alf Wight, which have never been out of print, with devoted fans around the world. Series Two wrapped filming on location in Yorkshire earlier this Summer. “As series two opens, three months have passed since the events of series one. A trip back home to Glasgow presents James with a dilemma that will mean choosing between the people he loves.
The hit show is a reboot of the classic BBC version, which are inspired by the books by Thirsk vet, Alf. The synopsis for the new series reads: “As Helen and James navigate their feelings for one another, Siegfried, Tristan, and Mrs Hall are also forced to consider their places in the world, while James must ultimately decide between duty and love.”
The first-look snaps introduce Patricia Hodge as Mrs Pumphrey, who is taking over from Dame Diana Riggs, who made the character her won our hearts with her indulgence with spoilt pup Tricki Woo after she sadly passed away in 2020.
Speaking about recasting the role of the eccentric, the Executive Producer and CEO of Playground Sir Colin Collender said: “We were deeply saddened by the passing of Dame Diana Rigg who will always be a treasured member of the All Creatures family.
“Mrs Pumphrey and her overly indulged Pekingese, Tricki Woo, are such iconic and cherished characters in Herriot’s world and we are delighted to welcome the wonderful Patricia Hodge who will join the company as Mrs Pumphrey for series two”.
The new photos also feature Nicholas Ralph as James Herriot and Rachel Shenton as Helen Alderson in conversation as well as James with the rest of the gang outside Skeldale Hall.
The second series will be in six parts, including a Christmas special, as well and is yet to have an air date.