The glorious Yorkshire Dales are at the heart of James Herriot’s cherished classic All Creatures Great and Small, which has returned to our screens in 2020 with a new adaptation that coincides with the 50th anniversary of the publication of Herriot’s iconic books. Within the Dales National Park, the historic village of Grassington plays a central role as ‘Darrowby’ village. Supporting roles go to a handful of beloved natural beauty spots and historic landmarks in the surrounding valleys, little changed by time, all of which played a part in bringing Herriot’s charming 1930s world to life.
James breaks the news to Mrs Pumphrey (played by the late Dame Diana Rigg) that Tricki will be staying at Skeldale house with him in episode 4, so that he can get to the bottom of his ailments. This clip is filmed at Broughton Hall (the location for Mrs Pumphrey’s home) near Skipton in Yorkshire, where you’ll see the house’s beautiful gilt-tinged salon interiors in the scene.
Episode 4 of All Creatures Great and Small is your last chance to see Dame Diana Rigg in the series.