Period drama fans can bask in the rolling green hills of the Yorkshire Dales and an eclectic cast of farm animals with the All Creatures Great and Small: Christmas Special. Watch country vet James Herriot serve a remote, close-knit farming community and build up a family of both humans and animals alike, in the gentlest, friendliest show on TV.
Continuing right when Series 1 left off, Tristan has decked the halls with mistletoe and Mrs Hall has laid on a feast and is looking forward to her son Edward returning for Christmas. As the house fills with locals for the party, James receives a call from Bert Chapman who wants help with his dog who is struggling to give birth.
James has to leave the party and is surprised when Helen asks if she can go with him to get away from all the wedding gossip around her upcoming wedding with Hugh. When it’s time to leave, James is horrified to discover the fog has descended trapping them high up in the Dales until morning.
James calls Skeldale and promises to get Helen back in time for the wedding, meanwhile wondering if he will be able to suppress his true feelings for her.
All Creatures Great and Small: Christmas Special arrives express from the UK on 23 December, 8am exclusively on BBC First [UnifiTV channel 481] and BBC Player.