Following the success of Channel 5’s reboot of All Creatures Great and Small, North Yorkshire locations are being sent back in time to the era of the fictional setting of Darrowby and the surrounding countryside. The heartwarming programme has proven very popular with viewers and is in the midst of filming series two.
The All Creatures Great and Small crew are currently in the North Yorkshire town of Thirsk, transforming it into the set of the popular TV series. Thanks to Emma Richardson, who provided the pictures of the amazing transformations, which sees the Ritz Cinema lit up and given a vintage makeover into an old-style cinema. The little details make the episode and the little snap of the time table of films for today, takes us right back in time.
A beautiful vintage film post shows Katherin Hepburn and Cary Grant film Bringing Up The Baby is showing at the cinema – displaying the shows great attention to set details.
Filming began yesterday, and you can see extras and the stars of the shows adorned in their authentic clothing of tweed, flat caps and beautifl dresses. Actor Nicholas Ralph, who plays James Herriot, and actress Rachel Shenton, who plays Helen Alderson, can be seen sharing a laugh outside the beautiful Ritz cinema in Thirsk.
The pair can be seen next door to the cinema to the cinema outside L.R.Lee’s clothing store, which is painted forest green with lovely cream lettering. The vintage window display looks incredible with the wooden manikins adorned in women’s fashion and plenty of tweeds, as you’d expect of a village in the Dales.
The All Creatures Great and Small actors look at ease and happy to be back on set and getting filming underway. The both look brilliant in their outfit, and have got us here at The Yorkshireman excited for the upcoming series.
Draped curtains of yellowy gold create a beautiful backdrop for the clothing and have got us even more excited for the new series. The entrance to the shop has some beautiful black and white tiling and the entrance with a lovely cream net curtain.
Brawtons Motors shop next door was painted a beautiful red and had classic cars parked outside which hit us right in the feels. You start to feel like the village of Darrowby is a reality. It’s made us want to take a trip down to the North Yorkshire town of Thirsk – that’s for sure.
Last month we saw Grassington change into the fictional village of Darrowby for the series. The Yorkshire village is once again got a makeover and was turned into the set for one of the most popular TV series of the past year. After being delayed by the pandemic, filming finally began for the new series earlier this year.
The show captured the nation’s hearts and it will soon be hopefully returning to our screens sometime in the future. Saying that we are excited for the new six-part series of All Creatures Great and Small is an understatement. The reboot of the original BBC classic has had us hooked since its September debut.