Filming All Creatures Great and Small required ‘meticulous planning like a child cast’
All Creatures Great and Small is a television series set in 1937, based on a book series about a Yorkshire vet but the filming was not as simple as it might appear, the team behind after the hit show was revealed
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The team behind All Creatures Great and Small says filming their animal members requires very precise ways of working.
Producer Melissa Gallant said the strict rules for treating animals required “meticulous planning”.
She added: “You have to treat them like a child!”
Naming the most difficult animal, she said at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival: “The important thing about cows is that they are herd animals.”
“So if you’re filming with a cow on set it has to have a friend around – or they’ll just squeal and call,” she explains.
The group is currently filming series three, in which James Herriot (Nicholas Ralph) is married to Helen Alderson (Rachel Shenton).
Rachel said the popularity of the Channel 5 series has increased on its 2020 premiere date.
“It aired at a time when the world felt especially cruel,” she said. It’s about being together. It was one of those shows where three generations could watch it together. “
The show’s third series aired in the fall.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/creatures-great-small-filming-requires-27035379 Filming All Creatures Great and Small required 'meticulous planning like a child cast'