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One of BBC Television's most popular comedy drama series for many years, All Creatures Great And Small was based on the novels of James Herriot. Starting in 1936 and ending some time in the early 1950s, the stories chronicle the lives of the vets in a small practice in the Yorkshire Dales.
The main characters are
Christopher Timothy ... James Herriot (89 episodes, 1978-1990)
Robert Hardy ... Siegfried Farnon (89 episodes, 1978-1990)
Peter Davison ... Tristan Farnon (64 episodes, 1978-1990)
Lynda Bellingham ... Helen Herriot (46 episodes, 1988-1990)
Mary Hignett ... Mrs. Hall / ... (40 episodes, 1978-1980)
Carol Drinkwater ... Helen / ... (37 episodes, 1978-1985)
Series 3 still is in the prewar period. The last episodes end with Siegfried and James going off to war and Tristan holding the fort.
Episode 1 (29 DEC 79)
Plenty To Grouse About
The vets have to deal with illness on the grouse moors. James and Helen try to save a cow from slaughter.
Episode 2 (5 JAN 80)
Charity Begins At Home
Some new pills prove to be very effective, but Siegfried is worried about their high cost. James operates on a stray cat, which Helen then wants to adopt.
Episode 3 (12 JAN 80)
Every Dog His Day
James has to treat a boxer dog named Cedric. Siegried tries out a new drug and learns a new way of calming a pig.
Hair Of The Dog
Mrs. Hall, the housekeeper, has gone away for a while. Tristan tries to fill in for her, with less than satisfactory results.
Siegfried and James are asked to operate on Granville Bennett's dog. James also has to operate on a dog belonging to an itinerant worker.
Episode 5 (26 JAN 80)
If Wishes Were Horses
A young delinquent is persuaded to change his ways when his dog gets distemper. Tristan has designs on young Debbie Mount, but her father doesn't approve.
Episode 6 (2 FEB 80)
Pig In The Middle
It's James and Helen's anniversary and he's planning a special celebration. The evening is nearly ruined when a goat eats a cheque book.
Episode 7 (9 FEB 80)
Tristan is having woman trouble again. Siegfried tries unuccessfully to introduce economy measures. James has to deal with a badly injured dog.
Episode 8 (16 FEB 80)
A Dying Breed
James and Siegfried get to see a 'state of the art' milking parlour when they attend a calving. There are problems when the milman's horse has to be taken off the road for treatment.
Episode 9 (23 FEB 80)
Brink Of Disaster
The vets have to deal with an outbreak of foot and mouth disease. James has to deal with a cow with blisters. War is declared.
Episode 10 (1 MAR 80)
Home And Away
Tristan tries his hand at doing the cooking again. Siegfried wishes he hadn't bothered. James and Helen visit the dog track when James has to act as Duty Vet. The vets have to deal with a dog that's been hit by a car.
Episode 11 (8 MAR 80)
Alarms And Excursions
There's an outbreak of unexplained dog poisonings in the Darrowby area. Siegfried decides to investigate. Tristan has a farewell evening out with the local bellringers.
Episode 12 (15 MAR 80)
Matters Of Life And Death
James fails to save a dog belonging to Paul Cotterell, visits a stately home and deals with an escaping horse. He's devastated to hear that Paul Cotterell has committed suicide.
Episode 13 (22 MAR 80)
Will To Live
James has to tell a neurotic dog-owner that his pet is going blind. Siegfried is having woman trouble.
Episode 14 (5 APR 80)
Big Steps And Little 'Uns
Mrs Hall gets a proposal of marriage. James and Siegfried enlist in the RAF and leave Darrowby for the duration.
Codec : XVID
Type : Video
Resolution : 720 x 576
Frame Rate : 25.000000
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