Based on the bestselling books by James Herriot, All Creatures Great & Small remains one of the BBC’s most popular television programmes ever produced.
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Released as part of the 100th birthday celebrations for the real James Herriot, Alf Wight, All Memories Great & Small is an ideal companion to the series. Every episode is accompanied by exclusive memories, thanks to 60 new interviews with cast and crew. Stars Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison and Carol Drinkwater are joined by dozens of guest stars and members of the production team, many of whom have never shared their memories of making this television classic before. Tributes are also paid by family members of those no longer with us.
This book is also packed with insight into all 90 episodes, including original synopses, credits, production and transmission dates, viewing figures and dozens of previously unpublished behind the scenes photographs.
The author, Oliver Crocker, was inspired to write All Memories Great & Small, his first book, after a visit to the World of James Herriot museum in 2015. He now works for a digital media agency. He lives in London with his wife Tessa and their cat Rocco. He tracked down and interviewed surviving cast and crew for the DVD releases of Z Cars and Dixon of Dock Green. As a researcher, his TV credits include BBC's Something for the Weekend and ITV's This Morning.
The book opens with a foreword by Rosie Page, daughter of Alf Wight, who wrote, “A must for all Herriot fans. This is a very worthy addition to James Herriot’s centenary year.”
All Memories Great and Small
Publisher: Miwk Publishing
Release Date: 6 December, 2016
Cast and crew who shared their memories are:
The TV show regular cast includes Christopher Timothy (James Herriot), Robert Hardy Esq, CBE, FSA (Siegfried Farnon), Peter Davison (Tristan Farnon), Carol Drinkwater (Helen Herriot), Andrea Gibb (Deirdre McEwan), Jean Heywood (Mrs Alton) and Ali Lewis (Rosie Herriot).
The TV show guest cast includes Peter Alexander (St. John), Lois Baxter (Margery Egerton), Paul Clayton (Brian Weeting), Fine Time Fontayne (George Forsyth/Joe Bentley), Gillian Hanna (Betty Sanders), Derek Hicks (Willie Bannister), Pete Ivatts (Mr. Blackburn/Tom Maxwell), Vivien Keene (Mary Trenholm), Ray Mangion (Franco Pedretti), Norman Mann (Richard Edmundson), Nicholas McArdle (Mr. Worley), Joanna McCallum (Lady Hulton), Elizabeth Millbank (Alice McTavish), Suzanne Neve (Joan Clifford), Jonathan Owen (Peter Gillard), David Quilter (Andrew Bruce), Pamela Salem (Zoe Bennett), Jessica Sewell (Mary Clarke), Madeline Smith (Angela Farmer/Anne Grantley), Amanda Waring (Elizabeth Rayner) and Susan Wooldridge (Daughter of Margaretta Scott).
The TV show production team was Bob Blagden (Director), Sandy Byrne (Widow of Writer Johnny Byrne), Alex Christison (Film Sound), Carol Churchill (Make-up Designer), David Crozier (Designer), Nigel Curzon (Designer), Roger Davenport (Writer), Rowena Dean (Make-up Artist), Mike Duxbury (Film Editor), Paul Finch (Son of Writer Brian Finch), Graham Frake (Lighting Cameraman), Roderick Graham (Director), Joyce Hawkins (Costume Designer), Terry Hodgkinson (Writer), June Hudson (Costume Designer), David Hughes (Sound), William Humble (Writer), Brian Jones (Gaffer), Peter Loring (Film Cameraman), Richard Martin (Director), Christopher Penfold (Script Editor/Writer), Les Podraza (Scene Hand), Janice Rider (Costume Designer), Tony Redston (Production Associate), Michael Russell (Writer), Helen Scarsbrook (Wardrobe), Bill Sellars (Producer), Pip Short (Grip/AFM/Location Manager), Sam Snape (Writer), Maggie Thomas (Make-up Artist), David Tilley (Assistant Floor Manager), Tony Virgo (Director) and John Williams (Film Cameraman).