TV Movie | | Biography, Drama
The story of a young veterinarian's apprenticeship to a somewhat eccentric older vet in the English countryside, and the young man's hesitating courtship of the daughter of a local farmer.
In the book, Siegfried (Sir Anthony Hopkins) bought the practice in 1932 from an eighty-five-year-old retiree. In this movie, he took it over as a family business in 1927.
James Herriot: Good afternoon, my name's Herriot.
James Herriot: ...Well, I belive Mr. Farnon is expecting me.
Mrs. Hall: Surgery is from six to seven.
James Herriot: Oh no, no, he asked me for tea.
Mrs. Hall: Did he now?
James Herriot: Well, I'm applying for the job, you see. Mr. Farnon's new assistant.
Mrs. Hall: Oh. Well you better ...
When James and Helen are eating ice cream in Whitby, ice cream is clearly visible on James's top lip. After he has turned round, all traces of ice cream have vanished.
Opening credits prologue: YORKSHIRE 1937