‘All Creatures Great and Small’ Season 4 Episode 6 recap: ‘The Home Front’

The new season of All Creatures Great and Small concluded tonight!

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

Watch the Season 4 trailer here:

Brand new All Creatures Great and Small has been airing in the UK at 9pm on Thursday nights on Channel 5, with six episodes airing weekly.

The show returns in the US early next year on PBS Masterpiece.

American viewers can catch up on the first three seasons with this free 7-day trial of the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon Prime!

Here’s a clip from tonight’s ep:

As we return to the Dales in 1940 with the Second World War underway, the new season welcomes back Nicholas Ralph as James Herriot, Rachel Shenton as Helen Herriot, Samuel West as Siegfried Farnon, Anna Madeley as Mrs Hall, Patricia Hodge as Mrs Pumphrey, and introduces James Anthony-Rose as Richard Carmody.

Here’s a plot recap for the sixth and final episode of Season 4 – ‘The Home Front’ – which premiered on Channel 5 on Thursday 9 November 2023:

Helen feels redundant at Skeldale and a million miles from home.

When Richard Alderson seems to needs some help, she returns to Heston Grange.

Buried family secrets threaten to tear their relationship apart as Richard refuses to let her muck in on the farm.

Helen notices that calf, Smokey, seems unwell and tries to help him, but it only makes things worse with her dad.

Mrs Hall is blindsided by Helen’s plans and worries for Siegfried but knows she must follow through on her decision, however painful it may be for everyone.

Meanwhile, Gerald’s beloved dog, Rock, needs veterinary help, but he is too worried about the operation. Mrs Hall pushes him to do the right thing.

Torn in two directions, Mrs Hall must make her final choice and let go of something special.

Both women are about to learn where they truly belong.

All Creatures Great and Small is available to watch on PBS Masterpiece via Amazon Prime with a free 7-day trial.