All Creatures Great and Small (Movie Review)

All Creatures Great and Small (Movie Review)

All Creatures Great and Small movie review

We’ve just watched the complete first season (seven episodes) of All Creatures Great and Small on PBS Masterpiece, and absolutely loved it. Here is a case where the movie is better than the book. You can see the trailer here.

James is a vet in bucolic Yorkshire, working for a testy widower, along with the boss’ younger brother and their housekeeper. James is so kind and good he wins everyone over– including me! It is so nice to spend some time in simpler, rural days, helping animals to thrive, when morals are clear, where the natural environment is breathtaking, and communities are strong.

I’m completely taken by this film and wish I didn’t have to wait a year to see the next season. Apparently seven seasons in all are planned from these classic memoirs by James Herriot. You can see it streaming now on PBS for free or anytime if you are a member.

Hope you love it as much as I do.  I give it five stars.



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  1. John gregory 3 years ago

    I also enjoyed The Durrells which featured callus Woidhouse pictured above….❤️ Thanks for the tip! Started TORCHWOOD again last night. Going to new Martin Luther King Documentary today inPERSON! Masked and SD’ed

  2. Dilys 3 years ago

    Yes we love it too!

    My husband comes originally from Yorkshire and one of my sons and his family live there now, so we love to see the countryside in the programme and to visit it, when we are allowed. We only made it once last year for our grandson, Jack’s second birthday, hopefully we will do better this year! X

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      Polly Castor 3 years ago

      Wonderful! It so looks like a place I’d love to visit.

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