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All Creatures Great and Small: 8: A Dying Breed


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Adapted by William Humbler
From the books by James Herriot
A series in 14 parts
Starring Christopher Timothy as James Herriot, Robert Hardy as Siegfried Farnon and Peter Davison as Tristan Farnon
with Carol Drinkwater

Tristan, to his dismay, becomes regarded by Darrowby clients as the best vet in the business and James and Siegfried take a privileged look at progress, but science has little control over life and death.
BBC Birmingham


Author: James Herriot
Adapted by: William Humble
Music: Johnny Pearson
Film Cameraman: Ken Morgan
Script Editor: Ted Rhodes
Designer: Nigel Jones
Producer: Bill Sellars
Director: Richard Bramall
James Herriot: Christopher Timothy
Siegfried Farnon: Robert Hardy
Tristan Farnon: Peter Davison
Mr Blackburn: Peter Ivatts
Helen: Carol Drinkwater
Herbie Hinchcliffe: Frederick Bennett
Mrs Hall: Mary Hignett
Miss Westerman: Joan Young
Mrs Beck: Peggy Ann Wood
Mrs Bravington: Josephine Antosz

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All Creatures Great and Small: 8: A Dying Breed

BBC One London, 23 February 1980 19.20

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