‘All Creatures Great and Small’ is coming back to TV with a new season

Another classic TV period drama series is returning to our screens.

A brand new season of All Creatures Great and Small has been commissioned by Masterpiece on PBS and Channel 5.

Based on author James Herriot’s much-loved collection of stories, the BBC’s original TV series aired for 90 episodes between 1978 and 1990.

It’s currently unclear if the revival will be a continuation of the classic show or a brand new interpretation with a different cast.

The six episodes and a Christmas special will be produced by the makers of Wolf Hall and will be filmed on location in Yorkshire, England.

First published in 1970, Herriot’s stories chronicle the heartwarming and humorous adventures of a young country vet in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s.

The books have sold 60 million copies around the world.

The revived All Creatures Great and Small will apparently “preserve the rich spirit, tone and values of Herriot’s iconic characters and stories.”

We’re told it will “bring to life his sharply observed, entertaining and incredibly funny tales of country life in the North of England for a modern audience, introducing a new generation to his life-affirming stories.”

The new season will air in 2020 on Channel 5 in the UK and on PBS in the USA, marking the 50th anniversary of the first book’s original publication.

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