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‘All Creatures Great And Small’: Viacom’s C5 Teams With ‘Howards End’ Producer Playground & PBS’s Masterpiece For UK Series Reboot

Viacom-owned Channel 5 has ordered UK series All Creatures Great And Small, a new adaptation of best-selling author James Herriot’s humorous adventures of a young country vet.

The celebrated books were previously adapted into a group of films and TV series in the 1970s.

Howards End and Wolf Hall outfit Playground will produce the commissioned six episodes and a Christmas special. PBS’s Masterpiece in the U.S. will co-produce and All3Media will distribute internationally. The production will also receive funding and support from Screen Yorkshire.

The new version will shoot on location in Yorkshire, England later this year. The production, commissioned by Digital Channel Controller Seb Cardwell, will be produced by Richard Burrell (Silent Witness); executive producers are Colin Callender, and Melissa Gallant for Playground, Hugo Heppell for Screen Yorkshire and Rebecca Eaton for Masterpiece. Ben Vanstone (The Last Kingdom) is lead writer and executive producer

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