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Young Vets is a BBC Two series that follows a group of student vets who have been studying for four years at the Royal Veterinary College and are finally putting their textbooks to one side and getting hands-on with real animals.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Young Vets - List of All Creatures Great and Small episodes - Netflix
This is a list of all 90 television episodes from the British television series All Creatures Great and Small. Dates shown are original broadcast dates on BBC One. The core quartet of characters — James Herriot, Siegfried Farnon, Tristan Farnon and Helen Herriot (née Alderson) — appear, unless otherwise stated. James and Siegfried are the only two characters to appear in every episode. Tristan appears in 65 episodes, Helen in 87. The final appearances of regular cast members are also noted.
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The opening credits, filmed in 1977 for the first three series, feature Siegfried and James driving around the Dales and, at one point, sharing a laugh in the car. This is an excerpt from the Series 1 episode “Calf Love”. The bridge they drive over is in Langthwaite. It is between there and Feetham that they drive through the ford. Filming: July and August 1977. Recording: September–December 1977 1: “Horse Sense” (8 January 1978) James Herriot, MRCVS, a newly qualified vet, arrives at Skeldale House for a job interview. It is the mid-1930s, and work is hard to come by. That is one of the reasons why he has come all the way to the North Yorkshire town of Darrowby looking for his first appointment. Siegfried is in Brawton, visiting his mother, and has forgotten all about the interview, so James has a long wait before he meets his prospective employer. It is during this period that James meets Mr Biggins for the first time. James has to earn his money even before securing employment. Siegfried takes James to see Mr White's lame horse and lets him both evaluate and treat it, before they venture on to Barrow Hills to see Bert Sharpe's cow, Violet, which makes its mark on James. After meeting a few locals in the pub, James turns in for an early night, with a comforting “well done” from his host. The next morning sees James takes surgery, in which a tortoise is his first patient. He is also given a car by Siegfried, with which to get around the Dales. James treats Phineas Calvert's cow, which has developed sunstroke, and is forced to euthanize - under the watch of the difficult Mr Soames - Lord Hulton's valuable horse when he discovers it is too far gone with an agonising torsion. Characters: Mrs Hall, Bert Sharpe, Diana Brompton, Mr Biggins, Mr White, Ted (barman), Soames, Phineas Calvert, Mrs Calvert. Tristan Farnon does not appear in this episode 2: “Dog Days” (15 January 1978) At breakfast, after performing a post-mortem on Lord Hulton's horse, Siegfried settles James' nerves by confirming that he acted correctly with the animal. James' first visit of the day is to Arthur Handshaw, whose cow is sick. James diagnoses a broken pelvis. The vet also leaves the top gate open, and most of Handshaw's herd makes its way into the meadow and corn field. James picks up Tristan from the station upon his return from veterinary college in Edinburgh, having failed pathology and parasitology. At first Siegfried sacks Tristan, but then decides to put him to work by collecting payments on market day. He misplaces the receipt book, however. James has his first encounter with Mrs Pumphrey and her pampered Pekingese pet dog, Tricki-Woo, who has developed “flop-bot”. He calls again a few days later when another ailment is reported — this time “crackerdog”. Continuing the Herriot show, James visits Mr Dean, of Thompson's Yard, and his 13-year-old dog, Bob, which has developed a cancerous growth in his abdomen. James decides it is best to put the animal down. Dean later gets a puppy and names it after his recent departure. After James decided Mr Sumner's call for assistance could wait until the morning, Siegfried was not happy and uttered his “you must attend” mantra. Tristan plays a phone prank on James, pretending to be farmer Sims, of Beal Close. James exacts revenge by calling Tristan, pretending to be the farmer whose calf bed the duo put back in earlier in the day, saying the same thing has happened again. Characters: Arthur Handshaw, Tommy, Reynolds, Smedley, Hodgekin, Mrs Pumphrey, Mrs Hall, Mr Dean, Soames, Diana Brompton. Helen Alderson does not appear in this episode 3: “It Takes All Kinds” (22 January 1978) With paperwork becoming out of hand, Siegfried decides to employ a secretary, a Miss Winifred Harbottle. The result is not quite what he intended. On a call to her father's Heston Grange farm in Ellsdale to treat a calf with a fractured leg, James meets Helen Alderson for the first time since they were on the bus together. Before James leaves, Helen points out the hills in view from their vantage point: Hescott Fell, Eddleton, Wedder Fell, Colver and Senner. Siegfried and James attend Reeves' lecture in Brawton, so Tristan, despite his vociferous objections, is made to stay in to keep an eye on a dog that is recovering from surgery. Tristan is inebriated by the time his colleagues return. It is Tuesday, and Miss Harbottle arrives. She is immediately put out by the slipshod administrative set-up at Skeldale House. She puts in place a change in their working methods, starting at 9.00 AM sharp the following morning. The “office” is moved into the sitting room, where Mrs Hall wants to clean. Miss Harbottle gets Mrs Hall's back up early on in their relationship by asking her not to touch any of her paperwork while she undertakes her duties. James coaxes Mrs Pumphrey into letting the vets look after Tricki-Woo at the surgery for a week so that they can give him the care he needs. Mrs Pumphrey finds it difficult to cope with the thought, while Hodgekin is beside himself with joy. The pampered patient is sent away with more belongings than the average human owns. Miss Harbottle starts to inflict her professionalism on the vets. Siegfried retaliates by regularly emptying out the petty cash box. Mrs Pumphrey sends James a gift basket containing, amongst other things, three bottles of 80-year-old brandy, three bottles of Graham's 1920 port, quail's eggs, honey, caviar and truffles in aspic. She also holds a “welcome home” party for Tricki-Woo. James attends an early-morning call to treat Mr Dixon's badly-injured donkey. On his way back, and still in his pyjama bottoms, he stops in to check on the Aldersons' calf, but it proves just too early for Helen. Siegfried takes Miss Harbottle to task about the fact that the cash box was empty when Siegfried needed to give change to two clients. Also, it is the tenth of the month and still the accounts have not gone out. The secretary storms out, which makes the trio's lunch taste all the better. Characters: Mrs Hall, Miss Harbottle, Mrs Pumphrey, Hodgekin, Francois (Mrs Pumphrey's butler), Dixon. 4: “Calf Love” (29 January 1978) James pays a visit to Charlie Dent, whose sow's ear needs examining. It is diagnosed as an aural haematoma. Back at Skeldale, Tristan uncovers James' interest in Helen when mentioning he saw her in Richard Edmundson's Bentley. James is called out late to Dan Cooper's cow, which is stuck in a bog. Tristan, meanwhile, stays out all night drinking with the bell ringers. In an attempt to sneak in, he is caught by Siegfried, who comes to the conclusion that his little brother has too much time to spare; as such, since Siegfried thinks he is “fast becoming a drunken, idle shirker,” he puts Tristan in charge of his new piglets. Siegfried and James are called out to Mr Heaton, out at Bronsett, who has dead sheep and would like a post-mortem. Siegfried mishears Miss Harbottle and instead drives to the Seaton farm, despite James' protestations. Siegfried, naturally, blames James for the mishap. Richard Edmundson visits the surgery, wanting someone to look at his mare. James offers, but Edmundson is adamant that Siegfried does the job. James checks up on Tricki-Woo, who has a clean bill of health for once. Mrs Pumphrey reveals her new arrival: Nugent, a piglet. Siegfried reaches breaking point with Miss Harbottle when, despite his request to the contrary, she tells Colonel Brent that Siegfried is indeed in. She then presents him with paperwork to look over, which, much to her distress, he decides to tear up and throw the pieces over her head. Siegfried sends Tristan out to see Dent's pig, and he will not permit him to change out of his gladrags beforehand. When he returns at 10.45 PM, he regales James on his conquest of the animal. At breakfast, Tristan reads out a piece of mail he has received: a letter of resignation from Miss Harbottle. Siegfried cannot contain his excitement. Albert Crump calls the surgery about his mare, which has Monday morning disease. Tristan dispatches James, but not before he lets on that he's been putting out delicate inquiries about Helen. She is, he reveals, a member of the Darrowby Music Society and every Tuesday attends their evenings in the village hall. He suggests James signs up too. James is not ungrateful for the advice. At Crump's, James samples some of his homemade wine. He gets sloshed, but then has to drop in on the teetotal Bamfords, who live at nearby Holly Bush Farm. Siegfried introduces swine master Tristan to his new young charges. James attends his first Music Society meeting and makes a point of assisting Helen with the washing up. He asks Helen out on a date on Saturday, and—over a broken tea cup—she accepts. Characters: Charlie Dent, Felicity (uncredited), Dan Cooper, Mrs Hall, Miss Harbottle, Mrs Seaton, Mrs Pumphrey, Richard Edmundson, Albert Crump, Mrs Crump. 5: “Out of Practice” (5 February 1978) Driving along the moor tops, James comes across a black Labrador stuck in the mud. He rescues it and takes it back to the surgery, where he and Siegfried examine it. James decides to take it to Sister Louisa Rose to see if she can find it a home. James does not seem to be getting anywhere in his pursuit of Helen. Tristan convinces him take her to the ritzy Reniston hotel for dinner, but the date does not go well. To compound matters, Tristan suggests that he tries seeing a different girl. He arranges a double date at a dance, with local girls Connie and Brenda, but things take a turn for the worse when Helen shows up with Richard Edmundson. James and Siegfried treat a pony of gypsy family the Myatts. Characters: Mrs Hall, Sister Louisa Rose, Mr Plenderleith, Mrs Plenderleith, Connie, Brenda, Jess Myatt, Mr Worley (barman), Richard Edmundson. 6: “Nothing Like Experience” (12 February 1978) Siegfried is under the cloud of a cold, leaving James to carry the burden of the visits. Helen brings her Border Collie, Dan, to the surgery. James is embarrassed by his performance when he saw her at the dance, but he finally manages to make a date with her. They go to the Darrowby Plaza with the intention of seeing a film about the Hebrides but it is changed without notice to a Western, Arizona Guns. Gobber Newhouse provides the entertainment. Siegfried and James visit the Dalby family and their new herd of cows at Prospect House Farm. James visits Isaac Cranford, who tries to coax James into fraudulently reporting that the farmer's cow died from a lightning strike instead of acute heart failure. Fellmonger Jeff Mallock, of course, is adamant that it died from “stagnation o' t'lungs”. Tristan decides to bring the legend of the Raynes Abbey ghost to life. It is Siegfried's turn to visit Cranford, this time to treat his boar. Before he leaves, Siegfried reminds Cranford about the state of his account. When James loses his hoof knife, Siegfried lectures James and Tristan about leaving their equipment behind at the farms they visit. Much to his colleagues' amusement, Siegfried fails to heed his own advice while on a late-night call to treat Joe Kendall's cow. At the next call, Horace Dawson's, James gets a lift back to Darrowby from P.C. Blenkiron. En route, they see the “ghost” and promptly give chase. Back at Skeldale House, Tristan is forced to reveal himself. Tristan is asked to post a faeces sample to the laboratory and a bottle of ointment to Cranford. He mixes them up, which results in Cranford smearing an undesirable product into his boar's skin. To Siegfried's obvious glee, the mistake results in Cranford terminating their services. Characters: Isaac Cranford, Mrs Hall, Jeff Mallock, Mrs Dalby, Billy Dalby, William Dalby, Joe Kendall, Horace Dawson, P.C. Blenkiron, Gobber Newhouse, Arthur Handshaw, Charlie. 7: “Golden Lads and Girls” (19 February 1978) James drives by the funeral of Billy Dalby. After informing Siegfried of the news, he visits Mrs Dalby to pay his respect. The hard-of-hearing Joe Mulligan brings his “womiting” dog, Clancy, into the surgery. James is finally beginning to make real progress with Helen, who invites him to Sunday tea at the Aldersons', but ends up treating one of their cows that falls ill. The cow dies before James' treatment has a chance to work. After Siegfried buys a new Rover, Tristan inherits his old one. When up on a fell drinking Theakston's Nutty Brown Ale with James, he accidentally releases the handbrake. The pair watch as the car careens into the new shelter on the golf course. It is an incident that Siegfried just happens to read about in the morning paper. The duo's silence speaks volumes. Tristan blames the broken headlamp on an accident with a farm gate. With his car in being fixed, and James' brakes not up to standard, Tristan asks Siegfried if he can borrow his Rover to get to a call in Sorton. Tristan, of course, crashes it into a wall after swerving to avoid a flock of sheep in the road and has to break the news to his brother. Characters: Mr Alderson, Mrs Dalby, Gobber Newhouse, Mr Worley, Richard Edmundson, Joe Mulligan, P.C. Smith, Charlie, Aunt Lucy, Daphne, Lenny Butterfield, William Dalby. 8: “Advice & Consent” (26 February 1978) Tristan and Siegfried have to treat Mr Mulligan's giant dog, Clancy. Siegfried, Tristan and Mrs Hall all give James some advice regarding Helen. James takes her to Bolton Castle, where he proposes to her. She accepts, and then James has to face the task of asking Mr Alderson for his permission to marry his daughter. Egged on by Tristan, Mr Biggins entertains the regulars at the Drovers. Mrs Dalby is worried about her cattle, and James struggles to find a diagnosis. Characters: Mrs Hall, Joe Mulligan, Mr Alderson, Mrs Dalby, Mr Biggins, Charlie, Bert, Aunt Lucy, Richard Edmundson. 9: “The Last Furlong” (5 March 1978) Tristan and James visit Mr Pickersgill, who suffers from malapropism. The former suffers an injury during the visit, but finds a suitable remedy. Siegfried is called out to the Sidlows, who are a bit difficult. He is also invited to the Brawton races. He knows the circuit is looking for a new vet, but his chances fade after meeting up with fellow vet Stewie Brannan whom he has not seen for several years. The Ministry of Agriculture requires the practice to undertake tuberculin testing the same week that James and Helen are on their honeymoon. James proposes a solution. James and Helen are married. Characters: Mrs Hall, Pickersgill, Olive Pickersgill, Sidlow, Stewie Brannan, Major General Ransom, Mrs Ransom, Colonel Tremayne, Mrs Tremayne, Head Lad. 10: “Sleeping Partners” (12 March 1978) James and Helen are on a working honeymoon, carrying out tuberculin testing. They are staying at Carperby's Wheatsheaf, an inn with an overly-doting landlady. Siegfried decides that it is time Tristan did some serious work for his examinations. James meets local vet Angus Grier and his student, Clinton. He invites James along on a call and provides him with a peculiar change of clothes. Siegfried hires student Richard Carmody while Tristan is away. Characters: Mrs Hall, Angus Grier, Mrs Burns, Mrs Allen, Mr Allen, Clinton, Mrs Grier, Adderley, Tolly, Richard Carmody, Earnshaw, Smith. 11: “Bulldog Breed” (19 March 1978) A woman mistakes the practice as the new doctor's office next door. She thinks she is pregnant and asks James to examine her. Siegfried sends her off in the right direction, to much hilarity between the two of them. A local smallholder, Frank Metcalfe, has spent all of his savings on new livestock. When the animals become seriously ill with brucellosis, the vets have their work cut out trying to save the day. Tristan returns from veterinary school in Edinburgh and confides in James that his exams may not have gone all that well. Tristan takes a dislike to Carmody and convinces James to let him see what real work feels like. The vets and the village doctor, who has set up practice next door to Skeldale, see an opportunity to teach Gobber Newhouse, a locally bully and wife-beater, a lesson when he steps on a rusty nail. Characters: Richard Carmody, Mrs Hall, Frank Metcalfe, Mary Metcalfe, Harry (Dr.) Allinson, Gobber Newhouse, Mrs Tilson, Mr Dent, Eli Bagley. 12: “Practice Makes Perfect” (7 April 1978) Tristan receives confirmation that he has failed his exams again. To butter Siegfried up, he begins a strict tee-total, smoke-free, healthy lifestyle, but confides the truth in James. James has to deal with Mrs Donovan, a self-educated animal healer whose dog is killed in an accident, and with Angus Grier, who has a broken arm. When Siegfried brings everyone together in the Skeldale living room to toast Tristan and his new way of life, “Little Brother” has to come clean. It leaves Siegfried in a fit of rage. Characters: Mrs Hall, Angus Grier, Mrs Donovan, Mrs Mallard, Mr Bantock, Inspector Halliday, Nathaniel Adamson, Mrs Grier, Arthur Handshaw, Sam Broadbent, Connie, Betty. 13: “Breath of Life” (14 April 1978) Foot-and-mouth disease strikes in the Dales. As a precaution, Siegfried confines himself to Skeldale House. Dealing with a very sick animal, James administers a large dose of anaesthetic. He expects the animal to quietly pass away, but is amazed to find that it makes a complete recovery. He repeats the treatment with Mrs Flaxton's pet poodle. Characters: Mrs Hall, Dowson, Bob Rigby, Kitson, Mrs Flaxton, Skipton, Betty.
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