Britain’s most famous vet returns to the small screen in December as the BBC get set to air the three part drama Young James Herriot. In the series, Iain de Caestecker (The Fades) takes on the role of Herriot as he attempts to complete his degree at veterinary college in 1930s Glasgow. The would-be vet has to contend with the realities of life in Scotland during the depression era as well as the trials and tribulations that veterinary students of any era must face.
Young James Herriot is a three part BBC drama that aired on BBC One from 18 to 20 December 2011. The plot is based on the early life and studies of veterinary surgeon James Herriot, known for his autobographical books which were the basis for the BBC show All Creatures Great and Small. The idea for the programme came from Herriot's adventures as a veterinary student. While the plot centres around Herriot, other topics come up like the subjugation of women, the treatment of students by Professor Gunnell - one of the professors at the college, and the rise of the fascist movement in the UK.
UK:180 min (3 parts)
Sunday 18 December 9.00-10.00pm BBC ONE
18/12/2011Sub Eng dei 3 Episodi