‘All Creatures Great and Small’ Season 4 confirms UK release date on Channel 5

We finally know when the latest season of All Creatures Great and Small starts!

Channel 5’s popular period drama began filming six brand new episodes in Yorkshire this spring, and the wait is nearly over.

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.

Season 4 begins in the spring of 1940, with change on the horizon for everyone in Skeldale House.

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James and Helen are wondering when might be the right time to start a family, not knowing whether or not James will be called up to serve in the RAF.

Meanwhile, Tristan’s absence is felt by all, but by no one more than Siegfried who attempts to hold the growing household, and himself, together as he braves this new world.

Mrs Hall and Helen’s friendship blossoms as they look to the future, and new trainee veterinary student Richard Carmody arrives, causing complications in the house.

When’s the UK release date?

All Creatures Great and Small returns on Channel 5 next month, a bit later than in previous years.

Season 4’s first episode will be airing at 9pm on Thursday 5 October, with new episodes airing weekly into November.

Also beginning the same week on Channel 5 is Ben Fogle’s Endurance: Race to the Pole and a new season of Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out.

Over in the US, the new run has already had a January 2024 premiere date confirmed by PBS Masterpiece.

All Creatures Great and Small will air back-to-back with the fourth season of Miss Scarlet and The Duke on Sunday nights.

Nicholas Ralph, who returns as James Herriot, previously hinted that viewers might be hearing “the pitter-patter of tiny feet” in upcoming episodes.

“It’s a new stage in the relationship,” he commented, “so [there’s a] a flourishing of that in this this new slightly more mature stage of their relationship.”

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