“All Creatures Great and Small: Between The Pages” premieres this August as part of PBS’ special programming.

All Creatures Great and Small, courtesy Playground Television (UK) Ltd.

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In this new special, you’ll get to know the cast and creators of the hit series based on James Herriot’s beloved books. And savor the best moments from the first season of “All Creatures Great and Small,” including Dame Diana Rigg in her final role as Mrs. Pumphrey, all while looking ahead to Season 2. Watch the teaser trailer below.

As you probably know, All Creatures Great and Small on MASTERPIECE is a glorious new adaptation that turned out to be the feel-good series of the winter, generating both large audiences and terrific reviews.

While we wait for the second season, there’s “All Creatures Great and Small: Between The Pages” to transport viewers behind the scenes of the hit series that captures the warmth, down-to-earth wit and generosity of spirit that infused Herriot’s iconic characters and novels.

The program features the best moments from the series, and interviews with the cast and creators provide insights and reflections on this timeless, life-affirming story.

“Between the Pages” includes interviews with cast members Anna Madely (Mrs. Hall), Nicholas Ralph (James Herriot), Rachel Shenton (Helen Alderson), Samuel West (Siegfried Farnon) and Callum Woodhouse (Tristan Farnon), as well as the talents behind the series, including executive producers Colin Callender and Melissa Gallant, lead director Brian Percival and lead writer Ben Vanstone.

Diana Rigg, Playground Television (UK) Ltd. / Photographer: Ed Miller

The program looks back at Dame Diana Rigg in her final role as the delightfully eccentric Mrs. Pumphrey, reveals what it’s like to work with the animals, explores the love triangle that provided laughter, tears and romance, and visits the timeless set of this sweeping drama. Viewers who are fans of the fictional village of Darrowby can celebrate the first season of “All Creatures Great and Small” and look ahead to Season Two of life in the Yorkshire Dales.

When is it on?

“All Creatures Great and Small: Between The Pages” premieres Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).

If you enjoyed this post, wander over to The Period Films List. You’ll also want to read the news about The Larkins, the new adaptation of The Darling Buds of May, and read The Wisdom of Mrs. Hall, and about the season 2 cast in “All Creatures,” here.