James Herriot's arrival at the village for an interview for the new vet's post nearly goes unnoticed when surgery manager, Siegfried Farnon, forgets about the appointment. After a long wait, a visit to Mr Biggins, and a drink down at the local, James finds himself with the job and miles of beautiful Yorkshire countryside around him. The vets in practice include Siegfried's brother, trainee vet, Tristan Farnon.
He's young-at-heart, but when he's not struggling with pigs and his vet's exams, he's there to give James advice. James' heart is stirred by more than sick animals when he bumps into Helen Alderson. Until he can win her over, he's got to convince some of the local farmers about using more trusted remedies for treating sick stock.
For James Herriot, veterinary practice doesnt turn out to be quite the science he studied at college. Arriving at Skeldale House in the Yorkshire Dales as a newly qualified vet, he soon discovers that a knowledge of country lore, a strong stomach and a stout pair of boots prove much more useful. In this first volume of All Creatures Great & Small, James has his first encounter with Mrs Pumphreys pampered dog Tricky-Woo and is smitten by Helens charms. Tristan is feeling a little worse for wear after a little too much relaxation at the Darrowby pub and Siegfried resorts to a touch of sorcery when a gypsys pony refuses to recover.
An absolute delightfull series to be watched over & over again.So funny at times you nearly fall off your chair with laughter . Yet serious enough in places to give the series substance. For those who appreciate an enduring series from a great series of books, with fine acting, I recommend this DVD.
I loved the books and loved the tv show as well. Follows the adventures of a young vet in England in the earlier part of the last century. Extrememly engaging and humourous, great actors and very true to the marvelous books the TV series was based on. Highly recommended for viewers of all ages, one for the whole family that the whole family will enjoy.