We are thrilled to announce that Christopher Timothy, the award-winning star of all 90 episodes of All Creatures Great & Small, will be attending our Gala Dinner on October 1st.
Christopher joins us hot off starring in the hit UK tour and West End run of Hobson’s Choice. Book tickets now via the link at the bottom of the page to meet the legendary actor who brought James Herriot to life in the hit BBC series! Christopher is joined by BAFTA winner Robert Hardy CBE, FSA, who played Siegfried Farnon in all 90 episodes of All Creatures Great & Small.
This unique event, a celebration of 100 years of James Herriot, which takes place at the Tennants Garden Rooms in Leyburn. Mr. Hardy will be reunited with multi award-winning actress and best-selling author Carol Drinkwater, who played Helen Herriot in the hit BBC series between 1978 and 1985.
Further guests from the series also announced…The Gala Dinner will see Carol reunited with actor Norman Mann, who played James Herriot’s love rival Richard Edmundson in the first two series. The pair have not seen each other since filming in 1978! Norman’s other credits include Carry on Cowboy, Mansfield Park and the cult horror movie Plague of the Zombies.
Actor Derek Hicks, who played vet Willie Bannister in series 5 & 6, will also be attending (though without his bicycle!) Derek has some fantastic memories of filming his two episodes The Salt of the Earth and Blood and Water and is looking forward to meeting fans. Derek’s many other TV credits include Emmerdale, Heartbeat, Brookside and an upcoming episode of Casualty.
Ali Lewis was a local schoolgirl picked for the role of Rosie Herriot in the final series in 1990. Ali had the advantage of knowing the real Rosie, who was her GP! Ali has followed in the footsteps of James Herriot and is now an award-winning writer herself! We are thrilled Ali will be joining us for the Gala Dinner. We will be announcing more of the original cast who are attending the Gala Dinner in the coming weeks. The evening will be hosted by BBC Look North legend Harry Gration MBE, featuring music by music icon Lesley Garrett CBEW.
The event will be held at Tennants Garden Rooms, Leyburn, on Saturday October 1st 2016, from 7pm to midnight.