Photos from Les Podraza, no reproduction without permission. Les was a scene hand on ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, which was filmed on location around Askrigg in the Yorkshire Dales, with the interiors being recorded in Pebble Mill Studio A. The series was produced by the BBC in London, but hosted out of Pebble Mill.
There were 91 episodes of ‘All Creatures’ which were transmitted between 1978 and 1990. Christopher Timothy starred as James Herriot, with Robert Hardy as Siegfried Farnon and Peter Davidson as Tristan Farnon. Carol Drinkwater played the role of Helen Herriot until Lynda Bellingham took over in 1988. The series follows the adventures of vet James Herriot in the 1930’s Yorkshire Dales, when he is working for Siegfried Farnon’s practice.
Les’s photos feature Carol Drinkwater and Christopher Timothy, as well as other members of the cast and crew. Also included are shots of the crew’s digs in Askrigg, the special effects team at work, and the camera rig on James Herriot’s car .