We have had it confirmed by UK’s Channel 5 that there will be a All Creatures Great and Small Christmas Special.

All Creatures Great and Small Christmas Special

The UK will air All Creatures Great and Small Christmas Special the Christmas period. However, as is normal with these things, the exact day and time have yet to be officially confirmed. What we do know it was made to fill a 60 minute slot. We will have more when the details are know.

Season 1 reception

The run of the six episodes of the first season has generated general great approval. Some fans of the original feared it would loose much of the original’s charm. However that was quickly resolved after the airing of the first episode.

All Creatures Great and Small Season 2?

So this now begs the question of a second season? Rating on UK’s Channel 5 have done well. However, the series has yet to be broadcast in the USA. That’s not due to start on PBS until January 2020. The producers of All Creatures Great and Small are obviously hopeful but are not yet in a position to confirm a second season. This despite what you might read elsewhere on the internet. Wikipedia we mean you!

All Creatures Great and Small - Dame Diana Rigg & Derek
All Creatures Great and Small – Mrs Pumphrey (Dame Diana Rigg) & Tricki-Woo (Derek) ©2020 Playground Television (UK) Ltd, photo by Ed Miller

The death of Dame Diana Rigg came as a blow during the UK screening of Season 1. Channel 5 paid honour to her at the end of episodes 3 & 4, although the photo with text insert looked like it could have used more attention!

Her reoccurring character of Mrs Pumphrey was wonderful. If there is to be a second season the producers will have to consider what to do the the re-occurring role. It’s could be simply be cut or maybe she has a sister that could move into the village? Either way Diana Rigg will be missed.

All Creatures Great and Small Season 1

Here is a list of the Season 1 episodes and links to our articles on them.

All Creatures Great and Small - Samuel West, Callum Woodhouse, Nicholas Ralph, and Anna Madeley
All Creatures Great and Small – Top Left: Siegfried Farnon (Samuel West), Top Right: Tristan Farnon (Callum Woodhouse), Middle: James Herriott (Nicholas Ralph), Bottom: Mrs Hall (Anna Madeley) ©2020 Playground Television (UK) Ltd, photo by Matt Squire

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