When does the new version of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ start?

It’s been announced when the upcoming All Creatures Great and Small will begin airing.

Based on author James Herriot’s much-loved collection of stories, the new period drama series started filming last year in Yorkshire, England.

All Creatures Great and Small chronicles the heartwarming and humorous adventures of a young country vet in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1930s.

Marking the 50th anniversary of the first book’s publication, the new remake comes from Downton Abbey executive producer Rebecca Eaton and the director of the Downton movie.

Watch the trailer:


We can now confirm that All Creatures Great and Small will premiere in the UK at 9pm on Tuesday 1st September on Channel 5.

The series will then air in the US on Sunday nights in January on PBS Masterpiece.

Newcomer Nicholas Ralph makes his television debut as the iconic vet who became renowned for his inspiring humour, compassion and love of life.

Joining Ralph are Samuel West (Mr Selfridge) as Siegfried Farnon, the eccentric veterinary surgeon and proprietor of Skeldale House, who reluctantly hires Herriot; Anna Madeley (Patrick Melrose) as Mrs. Hall, the resident housekeeper and matriarch of Skeldale House; Callum Woodhouse (The Durrells) as Siegfried’s errant and charismatic younger brother, Tristan; and Rachel Shenton (White Gold) as Helen Alderson, an independent local farmer’s daughter.

Guest stars in the first season will include Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis, Chariots of Fire star Nigel Havers, and iconic English actress Dame Diana Rigg (Victoria, The Avengers).

Very excitingly, the show’s makers are already planning a second season!

Herriot’s stories were previously dramatised in the classic BBC series, which ran for nearly a hundred episodes between 1978 and 1990.

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