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PBS' 'All Creatures Great and Small' aims to be timely tonic

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Yeah! The TV series and the books were one of my all time favs when I was a kid.

I do shudder when the producers say they are going to change certain parts of the book for, well, socio-political reasons. Herriot was there, practicing veterinary medicine in the 1940s in Yorkshire. He knew exactly what he was writing about. Those producers don't. How dare they presume they know better.

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Seen it. It's OK, I guess, but not a patch on the 1978 BBC series: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Creatures_Great_andSmall(1978_TV_series)

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How dare they presume they know better.

... but like me, would be offended by the one I've quoted at the top of my post. Do I really have to start mentioning Fascist book-burnings and art-banning, and the historical propensity of even moderate conservative Right-wing governments to institute rigid and uncomprehending censorship laws?

Fan-to-fan, let's wait till we've seen the new series before judging it. I don't think giving Mrs. Hall "a backstory" is evidence of a wholesale decline in production standards or of betraying Herriot's original stories. But if they give Mrs. Hall a live-in same-sex relationship, and have Tristan exploring his sexuality in mind-numbing detail in secret trips to Harrogate, then like you, I guess, I'm outta there.

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But if they give Mrs. Hall a live-in same-sex relationship, and have Tristan exploring his sexuality in mind-numbing detail in secret trips to Harrogate, then like you, I guess, I'm outta there.

lol

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I think I watched the original. We have been watching some episodes of this new version, at least the current season. Amused and enjoying the Yorkshire scene. Yorkshire is where I had my first exhibition even though i'm a red rose from across the border. All the greatest artists have been left wing.

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"The only brown character is the cow!" -- SJW

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"The only brown character is the cow!" -- SJW

There's been a sizeable Pakistani community in Yorkshire for decades, and the county is famous for its curry houses. Any other shrill bleatings for us?

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But the story is based in the 1930's. The view is based on the story by the author.

York’s minorities have been hidden from history

https://yorkalternativehistory.wordpress.com/write-it/yorks-minorities-have-been-hidden-from-history/

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The seven-part series debuts Sunday (check local listings for time) as part of PBS' “Masterpiece” from WGBH Boston

The series aired first in Britain

...and in Japan when?

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"The only brown character is the cow!" -- SJW

No thanks, Laurence Fox

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zichiJan. 9  05:16 pm JST

But the story is based in the 1930's. The view is based on the story by the author.

York’s minorities have been hidden from history

That doesn't exactly mean that this reboot will be a milquetoast retread. Give it a spin first and then decide.

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All things bright and beautiful,

All creatures great and small,

All things wise and wonderful,

The Lord God made them all.”

A wonderful theme woven throughout the books is the celebration of the uniqueness of humans while also sharing the soulish qualities of their animal familiars. Hopefully, this endearing celebration of God’s creation will not be lost in this series.

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