All Creatures Great and Small Lands New Seasons


Seasons five and six of All Creatures Great and Small, represented by All3Media International, have been commissioned.

Based on author James Herriot’s collection of stories, the adaptation from Playground (Howards End, Wolf Hall, The Hardacres) will return with 12 hour-long episodes plus Christmas specials.

Callum Woodhouse will return during season five as Tristan Farnon. The series will return to Darrowby to rejoin the Skeldale family and the colorful ensemble of farmers, animals and townsfolk living in the Yorkshire Dales in the 1940s.

All Creatures Great and Small is a Playground production for Channel 5 and MASTERPIECE in association with All3Media International.

Paul Testar, commissioning editor for drama for Channel 5 and Paramount+, said: “We’re so pleased that All Creatures Great and Small will be returning to Channel 5 for two more series. The show has captured the hearts of our audiences, and we are committed to bringing even more of James Herriot’s unforgettable stories to our viewers. We can’t wait to share this next chapter.”

Sir Colin Callender CBE, executive producer and CEO of Playground, commented: “Kindness and decency are increasingly rare qualities these days, so it is a blessing to be able to return to the sanctuary of Skeldale House and James Herriot’s beloved characters who represent all that is the best in us. There are no villains in All Creatures—just everyday folk trying to get through the day with dignity with the help of a supportive community, family and friends. It’s a lesson for modern times.”

Susanne Simpson, executive producer for MASTERPIECE, added: “It is such a joy to share the news of two more seasons of All Creatures Great and Small. The MASTERPIECE audience has come to treasure this heartwarming series. We’re also particularly happy to welcome back Callum Woodhouse as Tristan to this incredible ensemble of actors.”

Louise Pedersen, executive producer and CEO of All3Media International, said: “The heartwarming, escapist viewing offered by All Creatures Great and Small has charmed audiences around the world, so I am delighted Playground’s joyful stories will return for a fifth and sixth series as we continue to grow this brand globally.”