Gala Dinner guests: Carol Drinkwater, Norman Mann, Derek Hicks…

Gala dinner guests: Carol Drinkwater, Norman Mann, Derek Hicks…

We are delighted to announce that multi award-winning actress and best-selling author Carol Drinkwater will be attending our ‘Black Tie Gala Dinner’. Carol played Helen Herriot in the hit BBC series between 1978 and 1985. Carol is looking forward to meeting fans at this unique event, a celebration of 100 years of James Herriot, which takes place at the Tennants Garden Rooms in Leyburn, on October 1st. Carol will also be reunited with one of her co-stars for the first time since filming…

Multi award-winning actress Carol Drinkwater (who played Helen Herriot in 'All Creatures Great & Small') will be meeting fans at the Gala Dinner
Special Guest #2: Multi award-winning actress Carol Drinkwater (Helen Herriot in “All Creatures Great & Small” 1978-85). 

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”.

Special Guest: Actor Norman Mann (Richard Edmundson in 'All Creatures Great & Small' 1978)
Special Guest #1: Actor Norman Mann (Richard Edmundson in “All Creatures Great & Small” 1978).

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”.

SPECIAL GUEST #3 Actor Derek Hicks, who played vet Willie Bannister in series 5 & 6, will be attending our #‎Herriot100 Gala Dinner (without his bicycle!) Derek has some fantastic memories of filming #‎AllCreatures and is looking forward to meeting fans. Derek's many other TV credits include "Emmerdale", "Heartbeat", "Brookside" and an upcoming episode of "Casualty". 
Special Guest #3 Actor Derek Hicks (Willie Bannister in “All Creatures Great & Small” 1988-89). 


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 CBE.

When & Where
The event will be held at Tennants Garden Rooms, Leyburn, on Saturday October 1st 2016, from 7pm to midnight

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