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A message from Jim Wight and Rosie Page – son and daughter of Alf Wight

Screening of new All Creatures Great and Small TV Series


We are both very excited about the new adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small. The production company, Playground, have kept us very much in the loop as the series developed, and we really like the finished article.

We would encourage viewers not to regard it as in competition with the original, but to see it for what it is – thoroughly enjoyable family entertainment, sitting comfortably and respectfully alongside the fantastic old series. It is different from the original, but very professionally done, with wonderful acting and lovely Dales scenery. We think it is a very worthy addition to the “Herriot portfolio”.

We hope it may rekindle a new interest in James Herriot. There is a younger generation who have never experienced the joy of reading the Herriot books; perhaps also, the uninitiated may come to beautiful North Yorkshire and indeed, learn more about our father, the Real James Herriot, in the World of James Herriot visitor attraction in Thirsk.


all creatures great and small new series

For further information please contact: Ian Ashton, World of James Herriot, 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1PL.. Tel: 01845 524234. E-mail: mail@worldofjamesherriot.com

Press Contact: John Gallery, Herriot Country Tourism Group. Tel: 07967 032623. E-mail: johngallery@herriotcountry.co.uk