‘All Creatures Great and Small’ Season 3 Episode 6 recap: ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’

All Creatures Great and Small is back!

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

Three months on from the end of the last season, it’s now spring 1939 as the hit series returns for its third run.

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Some big changes are happening at Skeldale and everyone has to learn how to adjust. Tristan is now a qualified vet while James enters into a new stage of his life with Helen and at the practice.

After being made joint business partner by Siegfried, James pushes to take on more responsibility via the Ministry of Agriculture’s new bovine TB testing scheme, but its unexpected challenges risk pushing him to breaking point.

And as a potential Second World War looms, all of our Skeldale family have to consider their purpose in Darrowby and beyond.

Watch a clip from this week’s episode here:

Here’s a plot recap for the sixth and final episode of Season 3 – ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’ – which premiered on Channel 5 at 9pm on Thursday 13th October 2022:

Everyone at Skeldale House is pushed to think about what matters to them most when the radio reports that Britain is standing on the brink of war.

As everyone processes the news, James discovers a case of TB at Heston Grange. Richard begs him not to report it to the MAG or the farm will be shut down and he could lose his livelihood.

James tries to buy him some time, but when Richard takes matters into his own hands James has to decide whether to tell the MAG about what’s happened or risk losing his job – and his status as a vet in the process, which protects him from being drafted into the army.

Mrs Hall is puzzled to discover a dog named Dash abandoned on the doorstep of Skeldale House.

When Mrs Hall realises that he’s been left following the government’s recommendation that the public destroy their pets in the event of war, she’s horrified.

Despite Siegfried’s warning that Mrs Hall doesn’t become too attached, she develops a close bond with Dash and Siegfried has to decide what’s best for the animal in difficult circumstances.

Tristan tries to grab life with both hands after an inspiring visit to Mrs Pumphrey, but ultimately realises that he’s going about it all the wrong way with the help of Florence Pandhi.

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