‘All Creatures’ star hints at ‘pitter-patter of tiny feet’ in Season 4

The next season of All Creatures Great and Small begins filming very soon!

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

A third season of Channel 5’s popular period drama launched in the UK last autumn, and recently concluded on Sunday nights in the US.

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Production on six brand new episodes of All Creatures Great and Small, plus another Christmas special, is gearing up to begin shooting in Yorkshire this spring.

All the main cast are expected to reprise their roles in Season 4, including Nicholas Ralph as James Herriot.

The Scottish actor recently made a guest appearance on the Masterpiece Studio podcast, and provided fans with some exciting hints about what’s coming up for James and Helen.

Ralph said: “I mean, they’ve now come together, they live together, they’re very much a team. And I think just the flourishing of that and it’s a new stage in the relationship, so [there’s a] a flourishing of that in this this new slightly more mature stage of their relationship.”

He continued: “And we know around about this time back in the 1930s, ’40s, that children were not far off, you know, people getting married.”

Very excitingly, Ralph hinted that we could see James and Helen starting a family sooner rather than later.

He told the podcast: “So if there was the pitter-patter of tiny feet to come, that could be quite cool as well. But who knows when that might be? Who knows!

“But I certainly know that that’s something that I would want for them in the future, certainly.”

In the meantime, the series now finds itself in the midst of World War II.

While the real-life Alf Wight, who wrote the books, doesn’t end up fighting in the war due to a medical condition, we’re still waiting to see if the character of James Herriot in the TV series follows a similar suit, despite his plans to head into battle.

Ralph commented: “I don’t know. Yeah, we know that James went off and then went through training and everything, and was pretty close to the getting up in the air.

“I think he was one of the top in his class when it came to actual flying of the planes, but then a medical condition meant that he couldn’t, and he had to return.

“We know very little, the actors on the show, we know very little until we’re almost doing it. So we’ll see. I’m really excited to see as well how that will play out.”

The fourth season of All Creatures Great and Small is set to premiere in the UK on Channel 5 this September.

It’s then likely to debut in the US in January 2024 on PBS.

While we wait for the show’s return, Rachel Shenton from All Creatures also has a brand new psychological thriller series coming up on Channel 5!

Best known for playing Helen Alderson, she’s starring alongside Shakespeare and Hathaway actress Jo Joyner in Under Her Skin later this year.

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