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All Creatures Great and Small

Claude Whatham, 1975

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It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet
James Herriot (Alf Wight), 1972

All Creatures Great and Small is a movie directed by Claude Whatham in 1975 and based on the book It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet by James Herriot (Alf Wight), first published in 1972. The movie features Simon Ward, Anthony Hopkins, Lisa Harrow, Brian Stirner, Freddie Jones, T.P. McKenna, and others.

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Book cover
If Only They Could Talk (1970)
Book by James Herriot (Alf Wight)

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Movie Poster: All Creatures Great and Small (Claude Whatham, 1975)

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Book Cover: It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet (James Herriot (Alf Wight), 1972)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet, the 1972 book by James Herriot (Alf Wight).

It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet

Read by: Christopher Timothy

Storyline

In 1937, newly qualified vet James Herriot travels to Yorkshire for the post of assistant in Siegfried Farnon’s practice. He learns the facts of country life, but has to overcome the prejudices of the Darrowby locals who are sceptical of the novice vet’s ability. In between cases, Herriot courts farmer’s daughter Helen Alderson.

Movie vs Book

Poster of All Creatures Great and Small, the 1975 movie by Claude Whatham

Year

1975

Minutes

92

Movie Rate

6.50

Source: IMDb

Movie

All Creatures Great and Small

Country: UK

Year: 1975

Length: 1h32m

Cover of It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet, the 1972 book by James Herriot (Alf Wight)

Year

1972

Pages

229

Book Rate

8.66

S: Goodreads

Book

It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet

Country: UK

First published in: 1972

Length: 229 pages

Genre: Biography

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
All Creatures Great and Small (1978-1990)
Movie by Peter Moffatt, Christopher Barry, Michael Brayshaw, Robert Tronson, Terence Dudley

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