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Immerse Yourself in the World of Darrowby and All Creatures Great and Small

The season 1 marathon comes ahead of the Season 3 premiere on January 8; Season 2 will rebroadcast on Sundays in December

  • Christina Zeiders
MASTERPIECE “All Creatures Great and Small”

Episode Five
Sunday, February 7, 2021; 9-10pm ET on PBS

James volunteers to be the official vet at the Darrowby Show. His ordeals include an ethical plight involving Helen’s bull.

Shown: Nicholas Ralph as James Herriot

 Playground Television UK Ltd & all3media international

MASTERPIECE “All Creatures Great and Small” Episode Five Sunday, February 7, 2021; 9-10pm ET on PBS James volunteers to be the official vet at the Darrowby Show. His ordeals include an ethical plight involving Helen’s bull. Shown: Nicholas Ralph as James Herriot

We are incredibly excited about the upcoming season 3 premiere of All Creatures Great and Small on January 8, so we’re airing a season 1 marathon on November 27 starting at 12pm on WITF TV. You can also stream the marathon for free by tapping the “Live TV” button in the PBS Video app.

Watch the season 1 marathon of All Creatures Great and Small on WITF TV or through the PBS Video app live stream on Sunday, November 27 starting at noon until just after 10pm. If you’re a WITF Passport member, you can build your own marathon anytime using your login and the PBS Video app!

The marathon begins with All Creatures Great and Small: Between The Pages which allows you to get to know the cast and creators of All Creatures Great and Small. If you’ve already watched the first season, you’ll get to savor the best moments of the season, including Dame Diana Rigg in her final role as Mrs. Pumphrey.

Then, the first episode of season 1 begins at 1:30pm, with back-to-back episodes airing until just after 10pm. Get cozy, snuggle up with your pets and settle in for a journey through the ins and outs of veterinary care of the 1930s, awkward moments, moments of bravery – and loss, too. There are also plenty of adorable animals, including the overindulged Pekingese Tricki Woo.

Ultimately, All Creatures Great and Small is a story of finding one’s start in life – finding a passion and making an impact in a changing world.

If you’ve never watched the show before, you’re in for a treat! The seven-part series is based on the adventures of James Herriot as he starts his veterinary career – just after graduating from Glasgow Veterinary College – in 1930s Yorkshire.

We get to see James quickly adapt to the lifestyle of rural Yorkshire, navigate uncomfortable social situations (and exams) and win over the skeptical townspeople. He discovers that treating the animals means treating their owners, too, and learns how to “manage up” when it comes to his chaotic but kind-hearted boss, Siegfried Farnon. Plus, he finds a friend in Siegfried’s rebellious brother Tristan and a mentor in the perceptive Mrs. Hall.

Watch the season 1 marathon of All Creatures Great and Small on Sunday, November 27 starting at noon on WITF TV or through the PBS Video app live stream. WITF Passport members can build their own marathon anytime using their login and the PBS Video app!

The series is based on the classic and beloved books of James Alfred Wight, published under the pen name James Herriot. The semi-autobiographical books chronicle the heartwarming and humorous stories of a young country vet trying to find his place and his calling at the start of his professional life.

This updated MASTERPIECE adaptation brings his relatable stories to a modern audience while preserving the rich and uplifting spirit, tone, and values of Herriot’s iconic characters and stories.

Watch the season 1 marathon of All Creatures Great and Small on WITF TV or through the PBS Video app live stream on Sunday, November 27 starting at noon. We’ll encore season 2 on Sunday evenings in December.

If you’re a WITF Passport member, you can build your own season 1 and 2 marathons using your login and the PBS Video app. If you’re not already a member, learn more and sign up at witf.org/passport.


Watch along and then listen to our new podcast – Postscript

Postscript is a fan-first after-show podcast where we take a closer look into the worlds of our favorite PBS shows. The first show we’re talking about is – you guessed it – All Creatures Great and Small.

First-time viewer Beth Cappello and PBS Drama fan Christina Zeiders will guide us through Season 1 of All Creatures Great and Small to coincide with the WITF TV marathon on November 27. In December, two episodes will release each week as we encore season 2 in anticipation of the season 3 premiere in January!

Learn more and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts at witf.org/postscript.

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