We got our first revelation of All Creatures Great and Small series four when actor… who plays Seigfried posted to Twitter and now Rachel Shenton who plays Helen gives fans some hints about what to expect in the upcoming series.
The Channel 5 show is based on author James Herriot’s heartwarming novels about a young country bet in the Yorkshire Dales back in the 1930s based loosely on his own life.
The third series launched earlier in autumn last year with a Christmas special looming world war present thought-out the series with a refugee landing at their door in the Christmas special who taught the gang some of the traditions from her religion.
Rachel Shenton, who plays Helen Herriot, was featured on the Masterpiece Studio podcast giving fans some hints about the upcoming series.
The biggest event of last series had to be in the Christmas special when Tristan headed off to war, when asked how this would impact the new series Shenton said: “With Tristan, in a way, it will there’s going to be a there’s going to be a fun-sized hole missing. He brings the fun, he brings the laughter. He’s a cheeky chappie.
“He’s going to be missed around Skeldale. I wonder who’s going to be rubbing Siegfried up the wrong way?
“It might just be a bit boring without him! But I’m looking forward to reading what’s in store. So it’s just as exciting for us to get the scripts. It really is.”
Whilst on the podcast she discussed what she’d love to see in the upcoming series including James and Helen’s relationship saying: “It’s quite exciting, isn’t it? I hope there’s more fun to be had. But I’m also aware that, you know, the time that we are in… World War II is very real.
“So, I still hope that relationship can keep deepening… What I saw this season, which I think was lovely and I’d like to see more of, is that we saw them transition from the kind of gooey newlyweds – you know, stealing kisses when Richard Alderson’s not looking – to a team that stick together and are there for each other.
“And it was it was more grounded and real and that was really lovely to both play, you know, and read. So I’d like to see more of that. I hope that’s more of that.”
Shenton also revealed that she takes from the real lives upon which the show is set asking Herriot’s daughter Rosie for advice wherever possible.
Shenton said: “We always, well, I bug Rosie every season. I get the scripts in, and I’m like, ‘Right. Can I ask you this? Can I ask you this?’ And she’s always so brilliant with given as little anecdotes and stories and things that really help us sort of find those little bits of gold.
“One of them that they always they would greet each other with a kiss and they always leave each other with a kiss. So we try and do that as much as we can.”
The filming of the six brand new episodes of Channel 5’s All Creatures Great and Small plus a Christmas special are underway and set to continue over Spring in the Yorkshire Dales.
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