‘Vicar of Dibley’ star joins ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ for Season 2

Another familiar face has joined the cast of All Creatures Great and Small!

Based on author James Herriot’s much-loved collection of stories, the period drama series premiered in the UK last year and the show launched in the US on PBS in January.

second season began shooting earlier this year in Yorkshire, England.

All Creatures Great and Small chronicles the heartwarming and humorous adventures of a young country vet in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s.

Six brand new episodes will see Nicholas Ralph back as James Herriot, alongside returning regulars Callum Woodhouse (The Durrells), Samuel West (Mr Selfridge), Anna Madeley (Patrick Melrose) and Rachel Shenton (White Gold).

However, Miranda star Patricia Hodge will be taking over the role of Mrs. Pumphrey, following the sad passing of the wonderful Dame Diana Rigg last September at the age of 82.

Hodge isn’t the only comedy icon appearing in Season 2 though!

The Vicar of Dibley actor James Fleet has also joined the cast.

The 69-year-old English actor, who you’ll recognise too from Belgravia and Four Weddings and a Funeral, will play Colonel Merrick.

His character is described as “an impressive military man and local farmer.”

It’s also been revealed that Dorothy Atkinson (Call the Midwife, Housewife 49) will be guest starring as Diana Brompton, “whose vivacious nature captures Siegfried Farnon’s eye at the local Church Hall Dance.”

Season 2 looks set to premiere in the UK on on Channel 5 this autumn, followed by another Christmas special in December.

The new episodes will air in early 2022 on PBS in the US.

It was recently announced that original All Creatures Great and Small star Peter Davison has joined the cast of ITV’s upcoming Darling Buds of May remake.

Titled The Larkins, the series will air in the UK this autumn on ITV.

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