All Creatures Great and Small

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to the ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ page on ‘Bradley’s Basement’.

This is the BBC drama series where I was first introduced to Peter Davison before seeing him in ‘Doctor Who’. Ironically, it was what Peter Davison did before he starred in ‘Doctor Who’. It’s a series about vets in the 1930s/40s/50s, based on the books by British veterinary surgeon, James Herriot.

The series lasted for seven seasons spreading across from 1977 to 1990. It stars Christopher Timothy as James Herriot with Robert Hardy as Siegfried Farnon and Peter Davison as Tristan Farnon. It also stars Carol Drinkwater and subsequently Lynda Bellingham who played Helen, James Herriot’s wife.

I first saw this series in 2003 when my Dad purchased the initial DVD releases of ‘All Creatures’ including Seasons 1 and 2. We now have the complete ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ series in a lavish DVD box set. If you’re a Peter Davison fan, then you should definitely check out this TV series.

I’ll be re-watching and reviewing this TV series as I go through each episode of the seven seasons in ‘All Creatures’. Please feel free to check out; read and comment on my reviews for each episode. The list for my ‘All Creatures’ reviews is below. Click on the links below to check out and read my reviews.

Enjoy! 🙂


‘ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL’ (TV series)

  • Series 1
  • Series 2
    • ‘Cats and Dogs’ (TV)
    • ‘Attendant Problems’ (TV)
    • ‘Fair Means and Fowl’ (TV)
    • ‘The Beauty of the Beast’ (TV)
    • ‘Judgement Day’ (TV)
    • ‘Faint Hearts’ (TV)
    • ‘Tricks of the Trade’ (TV)
    • ‘Pride of Possession’ (TV)
    • ‘The Name of the Game’ (TV)
    • ‘Puppy Love’ (TV)
    • ‘Ways and Means’ (TV)
    • ‘Pups, Pigs and Pickle’ (TV)
    • ‘A Dog’s Life’ (TV)
    • ‘Merry Gentlemen’ (TV)
  • Series 3
    • ‘Plenty to Grouse About’ (TV)
    • ‘Charity Begins at Home’ (TV)
    • ‘Every Dog His Day…’ (TV)
    • ‘Hair of the Dog’ (TV)
    • ‘If Wishes Were Horses’ (TV)
    • ‘Pig in the Middle’ (TV)
    • ‘Be Prepared’ (TV)
    • ‘A Dying Breed’ (TV)
    • ‘Brink of Disaster’ (TV)
    • ‘Home and Away’ (TV)
    • ‘Alarms & Excursions’ (TV)
    • ‘Matters of Life and Death’ (TV)
    • ‘Will to Live’ (TV)
    • ‘Big Steps and Little ‘Uns’ (TV)
  • Christmas Specials (1983–1985)
    • ‘Christmas Special 1983’ (TV)
    • ‘Christmas Special 1985’ (TV)
  • Series 4
    • ‘One of Nature’s Little Miracles’ (TV)
    • ‘Barks and Bites’ (TV)
    • ‘The Bull with the Bowler Hat’ (TV)
    • ‘The Pig Man Cometh’ (TV)
    • ‘Hail Caesar!’ (TV)
    • ‘Only One Woof’ (TV)
    • ‘Ace, King, Queen, Jack’ (TV)
    • ‘…The Healing Touch’ (TV)
    • ‘City Slicker’ (TV)
    • ‘For Richer, for Poorer’ (TV)
  • Series 5
    • ‘Place of Honour’ (TV)
    • ‘Choose a Bright Morning’ (TV)
    • ‘The Playing Field’ (TV)
    • ‘When Dreams Come True’ (TV)
    • ‘A New Chapter’ (TV)
    • ‘A Present from Dublin’ (TV)
    • ‘The Salt of the Earth’ (TV)
    • ‘Cheques and Balances’ (TV)
    • ‘The Female of the Species’ (TV)
    • ‘The Jackpot’ (TV)
    • ‘Two of a Kind’ (TV)
  • Series 6
    • ‘Here and There’ (TV)
    • ‘The Course of True Love’ (TV)
    • ‘The Call of the Wild’ (TV)
    • ‘The Nelson Touch’ (TV)
    • ‘Blood and Water’ (TV)
    • ‘Where Sheep May Safely Graze’ (TV)
    • ‘The New World’ (TV) 
    • ‘Mending Fences’ (TV)
    • ‘Big Fish, Little Fish’ (TV)
    • ‘In Whom We Trust’ (TV) 
    • ‘The Rough and the Smooth’ (TV)
    • ‘The Best Time’ (TV)
  • Series 7
    • ‘The Prodigal Returns’ (TV)
    • ‘Knowin’ How to Do It’ (TV)
    • ‘If Music Be the Food of Love’ (TV) 
    • ‘A Friend for Life’ (TV)
    • ‘Spring Fever’ (TV)
    • ‘Out with the New’ (TV)
    • ‘Food for Thought’ (TV)
    • ‘A Cat in Hull’s Chance’ (TV)
    • ‘A Grand Memory for Forgetting’ (TV) 
    • ‘Old Dogs, New Tricks’ (TV)
    • ‘Hampered’ (TV)
    • ‘Promises to Keep’ (TV)
    • ‘Brotherly Love’ (TV)

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