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All Creatures Great and Small: Breath of Life (S1EP13 BBC-1 14 Apr 1978, John Ronane)



Breath of Life: Siegfried discovers that a gift given in good faith has brought the deadly foot-and-mouth disease to the dales, and James accidentally hits upon a “sleep cure” for Mrs. Flaxton’s poodle.

Show Info: Based on the highly popular books by James Herriot these gentle and homely tales of veterinary life between the 1930’s and 1950’s were set in Darrowby, Yorkshire.

Cast: Christopher Timothy (James Herriot), Robert Hardy (Siegfried Farnon), Peter Davison (Tristan Farnon), Mary Hignett (Mrs Hall), Carol Drinkwater (Helen Herriot), John Ronane, Michael Graham Cox, John Barrett, Fiona Gray, John Alkin, Edwin Finn, Nancy Gower

Writer: Anthony Steven / Director: Terence Dudley

Airdate: 14 Apr 1978 on BBC-1

Series: All Creatures Great and Small Season 1 Episode 13