All Creatures Great and Small gears up

Malham Filming begins in Yorkshire in mid-September on Channel 5’s reboot of All Creatures Great and Small. 

The new adaptation of James Herriot’s much-loved stories about life as a Yorkshire vet comes from Playground – with Masterpiece co-producing - and will comprise six episodes and a Christmas special. 

Filming will run for around four months on the series, which is being made with funding and support from Screen Yorkshire through its Yorkshire Content Fund. 

Richard Burrell produces with Brian Percival as lead director. Executive producers are Colin Callender, Melissa Gallant, Hugo Heppell, Rebecca Eaton and lead writer Ben Vanstone. 

Callender said at the time of the commission announcement: “The series will embrace the fun and the nostalgia of revisiting the England of the past, while celebrating Herriot’s values that, despite all our current upheaval, still underpin British life today.”

The original adaptation of the bucolic books comprised 90 episodes and ran from 1978-1980 and from 1988-1990.  


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