If you’ve finished All Creatures Great and Small’s new series, you’ll be glad to know that Channel 5 announced today that it has officially commissioned two more series of the hit TV adaptation set in the Yorkshire Dales. You will get more action from the All Creatures Great and Small series 3.
All your favourite characters will once again be getting up to more veterinarian action with farmyard animals – as well as their usual antics in the fictional town of Darrowby. Filmed in and around Grassington, the remake of the popular 1970s show has proven a massive hit with the nation
The show is based on Thirsk vet and best-selling author James Herriot’s collection of stories, and made by BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning production company Playground (Howards End, Wolf Hall) and will be back with two series of 60-minute episodes as well as Christmas specials.
James Herriot and the gang will return to Skeldale House for All Creatures Great and Small series 3 and 4 to entertain the 4million plus viewership in the spring of 1939 with the fret of another war looming over their heads. The show proved a hit with audiences due to its feel-good factor and a huge sense of community, which hit the right tone with the nation during the pandemic.
Channel 5 said: “Change is afoot for all our Darrowby residents, especially James and Helen, who are embarking on the next chapter of their lives as the wider world around them heads toward a period of great uncertainty.”
Crew and actors are set to return to Yorkshire in spring to film All Creatures Great and Small series three – including Nicholas Ralph as James Herriot, and Samuel West as mentor Siegfried Farno & Rachel Shenton James’s fiancee Helen Alderson.
Others set to return are Callum Woodhouse as Seigfried’s little brother Tristan, Anna Madeley as Mrs Hall and Patricia Hodge as Mrs Pumphrey, Pekingese Tricki Woo.