"We hope it will rekindle interest in James Herriot"
Herriot Hospice Homecare recently chatted to Trustee Dr Rosie Page, to talk about the new Channel 5 adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small. The series is based on the books written by her father, Alf Wight, aka James Herriot.
"My brother and I have been very involved in the new series. We think that the acting and the production is marvellous, and although it does not follow Dad’s books to the letter, the characterisation and the ethos is just right. It’s a really nice touch that James has a Scottish accent as Dad always did. It is gentle, thoroughly enjoyable family entertainment, which is just what we all need in these Covid times.
"We hope it will rekindle interest in James Herriot, and encourage a new, younger audience to read the wonderful Herriot books. We are also hopeful that people will be motivated to learn more about the fantastic work we do at Herriot Hospice Homecare across ‘Herriot Country’, which, like our Charity, was named after Dad and the area he lived and worked in.
"We have been told, over the course of many years, that Dad’s books and the TV series All Creatures Great and Small, have brought great joy and comfort to thousands of people worldwide, particularly at difficult times in their lives. This resonates with the great work Herriot Hospice Homecare does, through its care and support for those living with terminal illness and bereavement across our community."
All Creatures Great and Small airs on Channel 5 on Tuesdays at 9pm and is repeated at 6pm on Sundays. It is also available on-demand on My5.
Blog Posted 15th September 2020