‘All Creatures Great and Small’ recap: What happened in Season 2 Episode 5?

The second season of All Creatures Great and Small continued in the UK tonight!

Based on author James Herriot’s much-loved collection of stories, Channel 5’s popular drama series chronicles the heartwarming and humorous adventures of a young country vet in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s.

Season 2 will air in early 2022 on PBS in the US.

Watch the trailer:


Nicholas Ralph is back as James Herriot, alongside returning regulars Samuel West (Mr. Selfridge) as Siegfried Farnon, Anna Madeley (Deadwater Fell) Mrs Hall, Callum Woodhouse (The Durrells) as Tristan Farnon, and Rachel Shenton (White Gold) as Helen Alderson.

They’re joined by Miranda star Patricia Hodge as Mrs. Pumphrey, taking over the role from the late Dame Diana Rigg.

New guest stars include James Fleet from The Vicar of Dibley as Colonel Merrick, and Dorothy Atkinson (Housewife 49) as Diana Brompton.

Here’s a plot recap for the fifth episode of Season 2, ‘The Last Man In’, which aired on Channel 5 at 9pm on Thursday 14th October 2021:

When a familiar face from Helen’s past returns to Darrowby, James worries that he has to vie for her attention and steps up to compete against them at Mrs Pumphrey’s annual cricket match.

The rest of Skeldale House are apprehensive as the game can be brutal.

Siegfried tries his best to train James and get a reluctant Tristan to step in, but it’s not looking good for their Darrowby Eleven team.

At the cricket match, Tristan has to reconsider his refusal to help and things are tense for James until he realises he has to put things right in his own way.

Siegfried is asked to deal with a delicate veterinary matter which helps him to better understand his difficult relationship with his brother.

All Creatures Great and Small is available on DVD on Amazon.