Format: S1 6×60, S2 10×60, S3 12×60
Channel: Channel 5
About The Show
Now in its 3rd series, the docuseries follows the original veterinary surgery made famous by James Herriot. The Yorkshire Vet follows the work of Julian Norton, a young Herriot style vet, as he and his co-workers care for animals in a rural community in North Yorkshire, England.
Herriot’s books were turned into a major hit BBC and A&E drama series in the 80’s, All Creatures Great and Small, starring British actor Christopher Timothy who played James Herriot.
This is the second co-production for Channel 5 between Leeds based Daisybeck Studios and GroupM Entertainment, with the landmark 2 part docuseries Body Donors, broadcast in October 2015.
Greg Barnett, Commissioning Editor Factual Entertainment at Channel 5 said “This is a spirited and inspiring series filled with incredible people, creatures and stories. One that makes you feel tingly and warm inside with every passing minute. It is something to look forward to every week in the Channel 5 schedule”
Paul Stead, who is co-Executive Producer of the show said “This show captures a style of veterinary services in decline. Most vets in the UK specialise in either small animals or livestock. James Herriot’s former practice is one of the few that really do still cater for all creatures great and small! So to go with all the fluffy pets we’ve some hard core coverage of raw, rural care provided by Julian and his team for farmers and their cattle and we’re making a no holds barred honest account of the work that they do”.
Daisybeck Studios is proud once again to have been commissioned by Channel 5 and to be working with GroupM Entertainment.