All Creatures Great and Small (1978-1990) TV Series poster and book cover compared.

All Creatures Great and Small

Peter Moffatt, Christopher Barry, Michael Brayshaw, Robert Tronson, Terence Dudley, 1978-1990

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If Only They Could Talk
James Herriot (Alf Wight), 1970

All Creatures Great and Small is a TV series directed by Peter Moffatt, Christopher Barry, Michael Brayshaw, Robert Tronson, Terence Dudley, Tony Virgo, Roderick Graham, Christopher Barry, Richard Bramall, Michael Hayes, Jeremy Summers, Bob Blagden, Steve Goldie, Richard Martin and Kenneth Ives in 1978 and based on the book If Only They Could Talk by James Herriot (Alf Wight), first published in 1970. The TV series features Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Lynda Bellingham, Mary Hignett, Carol Drinkwater, and others.

What users say

“The TV series is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

The TV Series is also based on

Book cover
It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet (1972)
Book by James Herriot (Alf Wight)

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RATING

8.3

/ 10

TV Series Poster: All Creatures Great and Small (Peter Moffatt, Christopher Barry, Michael Brayshaw, Robert Tronson, Terence Dudley, 1978-1990)

8.6

/ 10

Book Cover: If Only They Could Talk (James Herriot (Alf Wight), 1970)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of If Only They Could Talk, the 1970 book by James Herriot (Alf Wight).

If Only They Could Talk

Read by: Christopher Timothy

Storyline

James Herriot is a vet in Yorkshire, England, during the late 1930s and 1940’s. He gets a job at the practice of Siegfried Farnon, who already have a successful business. James undergoes a variety of adventures during his work, which are just as often caused by the characters of the county as the animals in his care.

Movie vs Book

Poster of All Creatures Great and Small, the 1978 TV series by Peter Moffatt, Christopher Barry and Michael Brayshaw

Year

1978

Minutes

50

Movie Rate

8.30

Source: IMDb

Cover of If Only They Could Talk, the 1970 book by James Herriot (Alf Wight)

Year

1970

Pages

206

Book Rate

8.60

S: Goodreads

Book

If Only They Could Talk

Country: UK

First published in: 1970

Length: 206 pages

Genre: Biography

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Other screen adaptations of the book

TV Mini-Series poster
Young James Herriot (2011)
TV Mini-Series by Michael Keillor
TV Series poster
All Creatures Great and Small (2020-)
TV Series by Brian Percival

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