Young James Herriot

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Young James Herriot
YoungJamesHerriotTitleCard.jpg
GenreDrama
StarringIain de Caestecker
Amy Manson
Ben Lloyd-Hughes
Natasha Little
Joanna Vanderham
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes3
Production
Running time60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelBBC One
BBC One HD
Picture format16:9 576i
16:9 1080i
Original run18 December 2011 (2011-12-18) – 20 December 2011 (2011-12-20)
External links
Website
 
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Young James Herriot
YoungJamesHerriotTitleCard.jpg
GenreDrama
StarringIain de Caestecker
Amy Manson
Ben Lloyd-Hughes
Natasha Little
Joanna Vanderham
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes3
Production
Running time60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelBBC One
BBC One HD
Picture format16:9 576i
16:9 1080i
Original run18 December 2011 (2011-12-18) – 20 December 2011 (2011-12-20)
External links
Website

Young James Herriot is a three part BBC drama that aired on BBC One from 18 to 20 December 2011.

Contents

Plot

The plot is based on the early life and studies of veterinary surgeon James Herriot, known for his autobographical books which were the basis for the BBC show All Creatures Great and Small. The idea for the programme came from Herriot's adventures as a veterinary student. While the plot centres around Herriot, other topics come up like the subjugation of women, the treatment of students by Professor Gunnell - one of the professors at the college, and the rise of the fascist movement in the UK.

Cast

Episodes

EpisodeTitleViewers (in millions)Original air date
1"Episode 1"6.7318 December 2011 (2011-12-18)
James Herriot dreams of nothing more than becoming a vet, so is very pleased when he is accepted by a prestigious veterinary college. However, his first day doesn't quite go to plan when he ends up insulting Professor Ritchie, without knowing who he is. Herriot is sent on his first job - to find the cure for a sick horse - but misdiagnoses the illness (much to the annoyance of the owner of the horse). 
2"Episode 2"5.0819 December 2011 (2011-12-19)
James Herriot is called to deal with a deadly mystery epidemic on a farm but when he misdiagnoses the problem he realises that he could have wrongly pulled a family apart - but is there anything he can do to make it right? Meanwhile McAloon is presented with an opportunity he cannot refuse and Professor Gunnell gets a shock. 
3"Episode 3"4.9920 December 2011 (2011-12-20)
James Herriot struggles to balance his politics and his career as a vet after he takes a job at Jenny's parents' kennels (Mr and Mrs Muirhead); however, their fascist sympathies soon come to the boil and present a serious problem for both James and Professor Ritchie. Meanwhile Professor Gunnell pushes on to try and get Whirley out of the college and James is left facing a hard choice. 

Reception

The first episode gained a strong audience of 6.73 million, while the second episode fell to just over 5 million viewers. The third episode was again watched by nearly 5 million viewers. As of the May 2012, Young James Herriot will not be returning for a second season

DVD Releases

The first series was released in the U.K. on the 5th March 2012. In the U.S. and Canada on 4th September 2012.

References