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Thu, Aug. 18 at 7pm - All Creatures Great and Small: The Next Chapter

All Creatures Great and Small, Series 2 cast stands on set.
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Front left-to-right, Siegfreid Farnon (Samuel West), James Herriot (Nicholas Ralph) & Tristan Farnon (Callum Woodhouse). Back row: Helen Alderson (Rachel Shenton) & Mrs Hall (Anna Madeley)

Go behind-the-scenes of the hit series about the world’s favorite veterinarian and his menagerie of animal patients. Enjoy interviews with cast members, the series creators, and with those who work with the animals featured on the show. After the show, visit the series website to learn more about what’s planned for season 3 beginning in January 2023.

MASTERPIECE on WSIU TV is made possible by local program sponsors Cape Air, CASSCOM, Veterans Airport, and Villas of Hollybrook-Herrin.

Featuring highlights from Season 2, THE NEXT CHAPTER includes interviews with cast members Nicholas Ralph (James Herriot), Rachel Shenton (Helen Alderson), Callum Woodhouse (Tristan Farnon), Anna Madely (Mrs. Hall), Samuel West (Siegfried Farnon), Matthew Lewis (Hugh Hulton) and Imogen Clawson (Jenny Alderson).

Also featured are the talents behind the series, including lead writer Ben Vanstone, producer James Dean, lead director Brian Percival and executive producers Colin Callender and Melissa Gallant. Providing fascinating background on working with the animals in the series are veterinary adviser Andy Barrett, prosthetics model maker Pauline Fowler and horse master Mark Atkinson.

Tune in Thu, Aug. 18 at 7pm on the WSIU stations: WSIU 8.1, WUSI 16.1, WSEC 14.1, WQEC 27.1 and WMEC 22.2 or access the WSIU local broadcast livestream online at pbs.org or via the PBS Video app. Watch with WSIU Passport.

About the Series
The premiere season of All Creatures Great and Small was one of PBS’s biggest hits of 2021, delighting television viewers exhausted by lockdown and ongoing political crises. Critics were equally enthralled by the show, with Vogue rhapsodizing “A visit to the fields, farms, and pubs of the faraway English countryside feels ... like just what the doctor ordered,” while New York Magazine proclaimed, “every tiny piece of it is absolutely perfect.”

PBS special programming invites viewers to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; hear diverse viewpoints; and take front-row seats to world-class drama and performances. Viewer contributions are an important source of funding, making PBS programs possible. PBS and public television stations offer all Americans from every walk of life the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content.

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