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All Creatures Great And Small Christmas special date an cast on Channel 5

All Creatures Great and Small christmas special

All Creatures Great And Small is set for a 2020 Christmas special - when is it on TV?

A new six-part TV series launched earlier this year on Channel 5 and proved a huge hit.

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Now a one-off Christmas episode will air this festive period, premiering Tuesday 22 December at 9PM on Channel 5.

All Creatures Great And Small is based upon the books by James Alfred Wight, written under the pen name James Herriot, about a young country vet.

Will there be a All Creatures Great And Small series 2?

Following the Christmas special, a second series has been confirmed to follow in 2021.

Channel 5 has announced a new series of six episodes, plus another Christmas special next year.

Channel 5 boss Ben Frow said: "Whatever happens we are going to do it again. I think it is an important piece of our portfolio and I think it is something that we should have amongst our drama mix and I’m very proud of it.”

For now, you can watch all six episodes of All Creatures Great And Small online via Channel 5's My5 player here.

The cast stars Nicholas Ralph as James Herriot, Samuel West as Siegfried Farnon, Anna Madeley as Mrs Hall, Callum Woodhouse as Tristan Farnon and Rachel Shenton as Helen Alderson.

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Further casting includes Dame Diana Rigg as Mrs Pumphrey with Matthew Lewis as Hugh Hulton and Nigel Havers as General Ransom.

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