‘All Creatures Great and Small’ Season 4 returning cast confirmed: Who’s back?

It’s been announced who’ll be back in the next season of All Creatures Great and Small – and who won’t be!

The popular period drama follows the heartwarming and humorous adventures of a young country vet in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s.

Based on author James Herriot’s much-loved collection of stories, Channel 5’s new All Creatures Great and Small has become a rare much-loved reboot since it debuted in 2020.

A fourth season began filming in Yorkshire earlier this year, following a successful third season last autumn.

“I can’t wait for our Masterpiece audience to see this new season of All Creatures Great and Small,” said executive producer Susanne Simpson this week.

“It continues to be full of the warmth and humor that has made it one of our most successful series ever.”

We’ve now got an update on which actors are reprising their roles in Season 4, along with confirmation that the rumours of Callum Woodhouse‘s absence as Tristan are sadly true.

The good news is that Nicholas Ralph is returning as James Herriot, now happily married to Helen Herriot, once again played by Rachel Shenton.

Samuel West is also back as James’ capricious and erratic mentor Siegfried Farnon, with Anna Madeley continuing to play Mrs. Hall, matriarch of Skeldale House.

Patricia Hodge will reprise her role as the eccentric Mrs. Pumphrey – alongside doggy star Derek as her adored and pampered Pekingese, Tricki Woo!

And Imogen Clawson is still playing Helen’s sister, Jenny.

But with Tristan away serving in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, Season 4 will introduce a couple of brand new cast members to help Siegfried and James around the practice.

Playing Miss Harbottle, a highly efficient bookkeeper, is Neve McIntosh.

You might recognise the Scottish actress from the likes of Shetland, Inspector George Gently, Ripper Street, and Doctor Who.

We’ll also be welcoming newcomer James Anthony-Rose as studious undergraduate vet student Richard Carmody, who arrives at Skeldale as part of his placement under the guidance of James.

Returning guest actors playing the local ensemble of farmers, animals and townsfolk will include Will Thorp as Gerald Hammond, James Bolam as Mr. DakinPaul Copley as Ned Clough, Cleo Sylvestre as Anne Chapman, Sam Retford as FO Woodham, and Tony Pitts as Richard Alderson, Helen’s father.

When’s the release date?

Season 4 is set to premiere in the UK this September on Channel 5.

The new episodes are then expected to air in the US on Sunday nights next January on Masterpiece on PBS.

Helen Alderson actress Rachel Shenton recently returned to our screens in Channel 5’s For Her Sins!

She starred alongside Jo Joyner from Shakespeare & Hathaway in the four-part psychological thriller.

Meanwhile, Patricia Hodge – who plays Mrs Pumphrey – will soon be appearing alongside Diane Keaton (First Wives Club) and singer Lulu (Ab Fab) in a fun new British movie called Arthur’s Whisky.

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