Documentary series The Yorkshire Vet is set to return to our screens following the success of the original series last year.

Julian Norton. Photo:
Julian Norton. Photo:

The series, which documents the daily life of staff at Skeldale Veterinary Centre in Thirsk, Yorkshire – which is vet and author James Herriot’s former practice – starts on Channel 5 next week and will run for 10 weeks.

Veterinarian Julian Norton stars as the Yorkshire vet in the documentary alongside original Herriot trainee Peter Wright and their staff.

Tourist inspiration

Mr Norton said: “We were amazed by the popularity and success of series one and now we’re back with more wonderful stories that follow the changing seasons, which we know our viewers will love.

According to official tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire, tourism levels have increased in the past year, with many inspired to visit by the Yorkshire landscape captured in the original series.

In keeping with the theme, actor Christopher Timothy, who played the role of James Herriot in the TV show All Creatures Great and Small, will again narrate the documentary.

Colourful characters

Channel 5’s commissioning editor of factual entertainment Greg Barnett said: “I’m delighted our viewers were inspired by Herriot’s legacy of service with a personal touch, something about which Julian, Peter and their team at Skeldale are very passionate.

“Aligned with their expertise, a colourful mix of characters and creatures, and the stunning backdrop of Yorkshire’s glorious Dales, you’ve the perfect ingredients for a TV treat.”

The drama of the daily events at the practice on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales was captured by Yorkshire-based TV company Daisybeck Studios in a co-production with GroupM Entertainment.

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