Here is an insight to All Creatures Great and Small 105. It will air on Channel 5, Tuesday September 29th, 2020. However, for those in the USA they have to wait a bit. They will be able to see this from January 2021 on PBS in it’s Masterpiece slot.

The is the penultimate episode of the current run. Lets hope UK’s Channel 5 & PBS in the states think it’s worth commissioning a second season.

From what I have seen, and heard generally, those that have watched it have enjoyed it. It managed to not put off fans of the original series and delighted newcomers. If it gets a chance, it has the possibility of being another Downton Abbey type success.

All Creatures Great and Small 105 Lowdown

Episode Five – ‘All’s Fair’

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All Creatures Great and Small, 105 – Marjorie (Laura Woodward) and James Herriot (Nicholas Ralph) ©2020 Playground Television, photo by Matt Squire

It’s the Darrowby Show and James is pleased as punch that he’s been given the honour of Attending Vet. But Siegfried and Tristan know the job is a poisoned chalice. They reckon James won’t last the day without throwing in the towel.

The brothers and Mrs Hall place a bet. However, Mrs Hall the only one who believes James will stick it out to the bitter end.

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All Creatures Great and Small, 105 – Mrs Hall (Anna Madeley) ©2020 Playground Television, photo by Matt Squire

Local Jobsworth

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All Creatures Great and Small, 105 – Foyle (Steven Blakeley) and James Herriot (Nicholas Ralph) ©2020 Playground Television, photo by Matt Squire

Mr Foyle, head of the Darrowby Show and a local jobsworth, soon becomes a flea in James’s ear. As the day goes on, James is pulled in many directions. Here the ambitious locals try to cheat and bribe him to help them win competitions.

Siegfried finds himself drawn to Mrs Hall’s friend, Dorothy. Elsewhere Tristan takes drastic measures to avoid getting too close to Maggie.

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All Creatures Great and Small, 105 – Shooting Stall Owner (James Lewis), Mrs Hall (Anna Madeley) Siegfried Farnon (Samuel West), Tristan Farnon (Callum Woodhouse) and Jenny Alderson (Imogen Clawson) ©2020 Playground Television, photo by Matt Squire

Meanwhile, the Aldersons are hoping to sell their prize-winning bull, Clive. They need to do this to help their finances. Helen asks James if he will vouch for the animal to a visiting breeder who is looking to make a purchase.

Suspicions

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All Creatures Great and Small, 105 – James Herriot (Nicholas Ralph) and Clive the Bull (Jester) ©2020 Playground Television, photo by Matt Squire

James knows how much the Aldersons are relying on the sale and sets out to check on the bull’s credentials. But he soon starts to fear that all is not well and suspects that someone is not telling the truth.

Support Backfires

Hugh Hulton tries his best to support Helen, but it looks set to backfire and James is landed with an unenviable dilemma.

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All Creatures Great and Small, 105 – Marjorie (Laura Woodward), Mr Harrison (Joe Simpson) and James Herriot (Nicholas Ralph) ©2020 Playground Television, photo by Matt Squire

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