“All Creatures Great and Small” series 4 continues the storytelling set in picturesque Yorkshire, chronicling the life and adventures of James Herriot, a veterinary surgeon. The series remains true to its source material, the beloved books by James Herriot (the pen name of Alf Wight).
In this season, as England faces the impacts of war, the narrative weaves in the challenges that come with such a turbulent time. Characters James and Siegfried are shown to be joining their respective military units, adding an element of national duty to their personal and professional lives.
The series is known for its heart-warming portrayal of the relationship between humans and animals and maintains this tradition by having the characters continue to care for all manner of creatures. Throughout the season, we see our cherished characters navigating personal struggles, professional challenges, and the changing social landscape of wartime Britain, all the while delivering the compassionate care to the animals that is the hallmark of the series.
The cast includes Nicholas Ralph as James Herriot, Samuel West, and Rachel Shenton as Helen Alderson. The season will deliver six episodes plus a Christmas special, much like the seasons preceding it. It promises to capture both the serene beauty of the British Yorkshire Dales and the brimming tension of the era it represents, offering viewers both escapism and a reflection on the enduring human-animal bond.
When the season begins on January 7, 2024 in the USA, you can watch All Creatures Great and Small on air on MASTERPIECE on PBS, or stream full episodes online with the PBS app. Each episode will be available (in the U.S. only) for online streaming for 14 days starting at 9pm ET on the night of the national broadcast premiere.
The original home and surgery of James Herriot (Alf Wight), is now a ‘multi award-winning’ family visitor attraction and museum in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. Visit: www.worldofjamesherriot.com to learn more!