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The first box set (January 1978) started out rather slow because it took a while for the characters to blossom, or maybe it took us, an American viewer with his Russian wife, to get use to the British sound of our shared language, the typical British dry comedy mode, or the cultural framework. By the second box set (September 1978) the characters are in full swing & the series just flows with fantastic family entrainment. The third box set (January 1979) continues this mode but with more of a social consciousness due to the up coming World War Two. This last box set ends with James Herriot (played by Christopher Timothy) leaving his beloved small town Darrowby to join the R.A.F. to protect England from the Axis.
The 1983 Special shows James returning to the dales, entering an area unaffected by the war except for the men that left.Read more ›
The acting is superb, the storyline is very well-written and the animals are some of the cutest I've ever seen. This is one of the few series that I've seen where the cast fit perfectly together as if they had been together their entire lives. When you are watching, you are drawn into their different personalities.
This is a series with heartwarming stories and unexpected twists. Whether you are a longtime fan or a beginner, you will enjoy this DVD. Definitely worth watching.
Thanks, Jane Cox
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This came in a timely manner and was sufficiently packaged . I have enjoyed all the books and was glad to get this blue ray . Pleasant way to enjoy an afternoon with a cup of tea.Published 4 days ago by Caresalot
Re-runs of this beloved series are still shown on many PBS stations, but these two specials are rarely shown. Read morePublished 6 months ago by TravelMod
Watched them already and both specials were great. Glad to see that they were of the older type that had the original Helen. Read morePublished 7 months ago by JC