Herriot’s iconic characters and life affirming stories led to a critically acclaimed debut on Channel 5 in 2020, with the first series consolidating at 4.7M viewers with an 18.65% share, with an additional 1M tuning in for the Sunday repeat, at the time making it the channel’s highest rating launch for a drama commission ever!
Series 2 of All Creatures Great and Small will consist of a further six episodes, plus a Christmas Special. MASTERPIECE on PBS in the US will co-produce and All3Media International is the international partner. The production has also received funding and support from Screen Yorkshire.
The second series was commissioned by Deputy Director of Programmes, ViacomCBS Networks UK, Seb Cardwell; returning Executive Producers are Colin Callender and Melissa Gallant for Playground, Louise Pedersen for All3Media International, Caroline Cooper Charles for Screen Yorkshire, and Rebecca Eaton and Susanne Simpson for MASTERPIECE. MASTERPIECE on PBS is presented by WGBH Boston. Ben Vanstone (The Last Kingdom) is the lead writer and Executive Producer, Brian Percival (Downton Abbey) has returned as lead director and Executive Producer, James Dean (Liar) is the Producer on the series. Sasha Ransome (Two Doors Down) has directed episodes three and four, whilst Andy Hay (The Last Kingdom) returned as director for episodes five and six, alongside the Christmas Special.
All Creatures Great and Small is a timeless classic that continues to be much loved by generations. Never out of print, the books have become a global cultural phenomenon with devoted fans around the world. With a sharp focus on community and its importance in our lives, Herriot’s world and spirit is a very much needed antidote to the challenges of modernity and reminds us all that belonging to a community makes us part of something greater than ourselves.
Series 2 wrapped filming on location in Yorkshire earlier this Summer.
In the news….
HELLO! MAGAZINE ONLINE “Channel 5’s hit show All Creatures Great and Small is set to return for season two, and we’ve finally been treated to a first look at the upcoming series”
RADIO TIMES ONLINE “Following a heartwarming Christmas special, All Creatures Great and Small is set to return to our screens later this year”
YORKSHIRE POST ONLINE ”Helen and James get closer as Channel 5 release the first official on-set photographs from the upcoming second series of All Creatures Great and Small.”
MAIL ONLINE ”Patricia Hodge replaces the late Diana Rigg as Mrs Pumphrey while Rachel Shenton and Nicholas Ralph’s on-screen lovers have tense chat”
DAILY EXPRESS ONLINE ”All Creatures Great and Small: Mrs Pumphrey’s replacement unveiled as Patricia Hodge”