MASTERPIECE: All Creatures Great and Small Season 2

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Join PBS Books for a conversation with Ben Vanstone, Writer and Executive Producer of All Creatures Great and Small.

As the writer and Executive Producer, Vanstone will discuss Season 2 and provide insights into the adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small, the classic story written by James Herriot. Season 2 begins on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS. All Creatures Great and Small returns for an all-new season of heartfelt moments, friendship, and mischief! Transport yourself back to the Yorkshire Dales once again with James, Siegfried Farnon, Tristan Farnon, Helen Alderson, Mrs. Hall, and more. After the events of the Season 1 finale, will James and Helen find their way together? Will James decide to call the Dales home? And can Siegfried and Tristan manage to work together without complete and utter disaster? More laughs, more love, and more animals (and yes, more Tricki Woo) await in Season 2!

Running 7 episodes, Season 2 of All Creatures Great and Small is slated to premiere January 9, 2022, on MASTERPIECE on PBS. Season 2 will be available to view on-air, online, and on the PBS Video app. Season 1 aired January 10 – February 21, 2021 on MASTERPIECE on PBS.


Ben received stellar reviews for his adaptation of Laurie Lee’s classic novel Cider with Rosie for the BBC, starring Samantha Morton and Tim Spall. He adapted The Borrowers for NBC and the BBC, directed by Tom Harper and also wrote The Last Kingdom for BBC2 and Netflix. He was on staff of the BBC’s hit drama MERLIN which was also broadcast in the US on NBC. More recently he has written and Executive Produced All Creatures Great and Small for Playground Entertainment and channel5. Prior to that, Ben wrote and was Co-Executive Producer on THE ENGLISH GAME, for Netflix.

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