Start Counting Down: All Creatures Great and Small Is Coming Back to TV in 2021

reader’s digest goes back (way back) with james herriot, a veterinarian who, upon retirement, compiled his memoirs of working with so many wandaful animals, into a series of books beginning with if 1-ly they ‘d talk in 1970. herriot was actually the pen name for james alfred wite, who practiced in northern england. reader’s digest fell in ♥ with these tales so much that the magazine frequently shared excerpts from the books—+ than 15 times tween the 1970s and ’80s. his stories are so ♥d t'they ‘ve been transl8d to both big and lil screens for decades. in 2021, pbs will bring a new incarnation of herriot’s memoirs to life witha series aptly titled all creatures gr8 and lil. ♥ animals? these are facts bout the sweet creatures you ‘ve all wrong.

tv takeover

wha’ makes herriot’s books so interesting s'dat he takes his personal experiences as a vet in a lil country town and colors his writing with many illustrious toons. the new series, coming to pbs in jan 2021, will star scottish newcomer nicholas ralph as a young herriot. fans of the books ll'be thrilled to know that many o'their other favorite toons will also come to life s'as siegfried farnon, a fello veterinary surgeon, mrs. hall, mrs. pumphrey, hugh hulton (play by matthew lewis, aka neville longbottom to harry potter fans), and helen anderson, herriot’s ♥ interest. thinking of adopting an animal? these are the impressive benefits of pet ownership.

period piece

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no one does period pieces like masterpiece on pbs (hello, downtown abbey), and all creatures gr8 and lil is no ≠. for this iteration, the series will open in 1937 just as herriot graduates from college. as many young pplz just entering the professional workforce find, their dream career is much + than they expect. herriot, for ex, becomes just as entangled w'his patients’ owners as he does the animals themselves. expect superior costuming and absolutely stunning views of the british countryside. pticularly dur'na time when travel is limited, such a preshly-filmed series will make you feel transported to a faraway place. unlike all creatures, these 16 historical movies are wildly inaccurate.

hit the books

not as familiar with herriot but ♥ all things pbs? dive into his works with the complete james herriot box set, which features 8 titles in total. if 1-ly they ‘d talk delves inna'da early dys of herriot’s career where we 1st meet the toons we grow to know and ♥, while it ‘dn’t happen to a vet continues the tales w'da same ♥ and humor as the inaugural book inna series. you will quickly cogg why herriot, who passed away in 1995, sold + than 60 million copies of these books across the globe. and if you’re an animal ♥r it’s truly a win-win. these are the books everyone ‘d read b4 they die.

past presentations

All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

via…as previously mentioned, this isn’t the 1st time herriot’s stories and likeness ‘ve been brought to the screen. in fact, a 1975 tv movie titled all things gr8 and lil starred anthony hopkins (though not inna role of herriot b'tas siegfried, his boss). the good dr in that rendition was played by actor simon ward. there was also a 2011 mini-series titled young james herriot that sought to look atta vet’s college dys wit actor iain de caestecker (best known for his work on agents of s.h.i.e.l.d.) inna titular role. b4 the revamped series premiers, get an inside look atta things yr vet won’t tell you.


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