Channel 5 has released a brand new All Creatures Great and Small trailer.
Based on author James Herriot’s much-loved collection of stories, the hit period drama series follows the heartwarming and humorous adventures of a young country vet in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s.
With the show set to return very soon, here’s the official trailer for Season 3:
All Creatures Great and Small is back in the UK at 9pm on Thursday 15th September on Channel 5.
It’ll also be available for UK viewers to stream on My5.
We’ve been told that “wedding bells chime and animal ailments abound” in the new season, which begins in the spring of 1939 as James and Helen prepare to walk down the aisle.
The official for the third season reads: “…the prospect of another World War looms large over the Dales. Change is afoot for all our Darrowby residents, especially James and Helen, who are embarking on the next exciting chapter of their lives.
“James is struggling to balance his growing responsibilities at the veterinary practice with his responsibilities as the newlywedded husband to Helen. Helen, herself, faces difficulties letting go of her old life on the family farm with her father and sister and finding her new place within the walls of Skeldale House.
“Tristan has at last passed his exams and must now face the world as a qualified vet, while Mrs. Hall is beginning to open herself up to a future outside of her duties managing the household. And as war with Germany looms on the horizon, Siegfried contends with painful memories of his own experiences during the First World War, when he served in combat with the Army Veterinary Corps.
“With a new stake in the business, James is trying to expand the veterinary practice by joining a government programme to test for tuberculosis in cattle. The initiative pays well, but it is looked upon with suspicion by the local farmers who run the risk of their farms being shut down if a positive case is found.”
Nicholas Ralph is reprising his role as young vet James Herriot, alongside Samuel West as his mercurial mentor Siegfried Farnon.
Anna Madeley is also back as the matriarch of Skeldale House, Mrs Hall, with Callum Woodhouse as Siegfried’s slowly maturing brother Tristan, and Rachel Shenton as local farmer Helen Alderson.
Returning guest stars have yet to be confirmed, but apparently there’s “a characterful ensemble of farmers, animals and townsfolk” coming back too.
Season 3 of All Creatures Great and Small premieres in the US on Sunday nights on PBS early next year.
Watch a clip from the first episode here:
Meanwhile, have you read this wonderful new behind-the-scenes book?
The World of All Creatures Great and Small: Welcome to Skeldale House offers exclusive insight into the making of the show, featuring interviews with all the main cast, and is a must-have for fans.
All Creatures Great and Small is available on DVD on Amazon.