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All Creatures Great and Small: Practice Makes Perfect (S1EP12 BBC-1 7 Apr 1978, Roger Sloman)



Practice Makes Perfect: Having failed his exams, Tristan fears his brother’s wrath. In a desperate effort to reform, Tristan shuns cigarettes, alcohol and women and adopts a rigorous routine of dawn runs and hard work.

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), Andrew Crawford (Angus Grier), Peter Martin (Handshaw), Ashley Barker (Sam Broadbent), Sheila Reid, Barbara Angell, Roger Sloman, Howard Southern, Harry Markham, Lucy Griffiths, Jean Harrington, Nancy Gower

Writer: Johnny Byrne / Director: Christopher Baker

Airdate: 7 Apr 1978 on BBC-1

Series: All Creatures Great and Small Season 1 Episode 12