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All Creatures Great and Small: Complete Series [DVD]

Christopher Timothy , John Sharp , Terence Dudley , Peter Moffatt    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Christopher Timothy, John Sharp, Jean Heywood, Robert Hardy, James Grout
  • Directors: Terence Dudley, Peter Moffatt, Christopher Baker, Bill Sellars
  • Producers: Bill Sellars
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 33
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Nov 2009
  • Run Time: 4550 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002L7O7QI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,685 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Full episode listings:
Series 1 VOL 1 DISC 1

Horse Sense
Dog Days
Series 1 VOL 1 DISC 2
It Takes All Kinds
Calf Love
Series 1 VOL 1 DISC 3
Out Of Practice
Nothing Like Experience
Series 1.2 DISC 1
Golden Lads & Girls
Advice & Consent
Series 1.2 DISC 2
The Last Furlong
Sleeping Partners
Series 1.2 DISC 3
Bulldog Breed
Practise Makes Perfect
Breath Of Life
Series 2.1 DISC 1
Cats & Dogs
Attendant Problems
Series 2.1 DISC 2
Fair Means & Fowl
The Beauty Of The Beast
Series 2.1 DISC 3
Judgement Day
Faint Hearts
Series 2.2 DISC 1
Tricks Of The Trade
Pride Of Possession
The Name Of The Game
Series 2.2 DISC 2
Puppy Love
Ways And Means
Pups, Pigs And Pickle
Series 2.2 DISC 3
A Dog's Life
Merry Gentlemen
Series 3 DISC 1
Episode 1 Plenty to Grouse About
Episode 2 Charity Begins at Home
Episode 3 Every Dog His Day
Episode 4 Hair of the Dog
Series 3 DISC 2
Episode 5 If Wishes Were Horses
Episode 6 Pig in the Middle
Episode 7 Be Prepared
Episode 8 A Dying Breed
Series 3 DISC 3
Episode 9 Brink of Disaster
Episode 10 Home and Away
Episode 11 Alarms and Executions
Series 3 DISC 4
Episode 12 Matters of Life and Death
Episode 13 Will to live
Episode 14 Big Steps And Little 'Uns
Series 4 DISC 1
Episode 1 One of Natures Little Miracles
Episode 2 Barks and Bites
Episode 3 The Bull with the Bowler Hat
Episode 4 The Pig Man Cometh
Series 4 DISC 2
Episode 5 Hail Caesar
Episode 6 Only One Woof
Episode 7 Ace, King, Queen, Jack
Series 4 DISC 3
Episode 8 Healing Touch
Episode 9 City Slicker
Episode 10 For Richer For Poorer
Series 5 DISC 1
Episode 1 Against the Odds
Episode 2 Place of Honour
Episode 3 Choose a Bright Morning
Series 5 DISC 2
Episode 4 The Playing Field
Episode 5 When Dreams Come True
Episode 6 A New Chapter
Series 5 DISC 3
Episode 7 A Present from Dublin
Episode 8 The Salt of the Earth
Episode 9 Cheques and Balances
Series 5 DISC 4
Episode 10 The Female of the Species
Episode 11 The Jackpot
Episode 12 Two of a Kind
Series 6 DISC 1
Episode 1 Here and There
Episode 2 The Course Of True Love
Episode 3 The Call of the Wild
Series 6 DISC 2
Episode 4 The Nelson Touch
Episode 5 Blood and Water
Episode 6 Where Sheep May Safely Graze
Series 6 DISC 3
Episode 7 The New World
Episode 8 Mending Fences
Episode 9 Big Fish, Little Fish
Series 6 DISC 4
Episode 10 In Whom We Trust
Episode 11 The Rough and the Smooth
Episode 12 The Best Time
Series 7 DISC 1
Episode 1 The Prodigal Returns
Episode 2 Knowin' How To Do It
Episode 3 If Music Be The Food Of Love
Series 7 DISC 2
Episode 4 A Friend For Life
Episode 5 Spring Fever
Episode 6 Out With The New
Series 7 DISC 3
Episode 7 Food For Thought
Episode 8 A Cat In Hull's Chance
Episode 9 A Grand Memory For Forgetting
Series 7 DISC 4
Episode 10 Old Dogs, New Tricks
Episode 11 Hampered
Episode 12 Promises To Keep
Christmas Special 1990: Brotherly Love
XMAS SPECIALS DISC 1
Christmas Special 1983
XMAS SPECIALS DISC 2
Christmas Special 1985 : The Lord God Made Them All


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176 of 179 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feel-good tv at its best 27 Oct 2009
Format:DVD
At last in one release we have all 87 episodes and 3 Xmas specials of Christopher Timothy's adventures as a vet in the fictional Darrowby. Although the show is enjoyable from start to finish, it has an obvious split between the first three series and the final four, which were filmed after a short break, with the early ones being the most appealing.

From the very first episode the three vets in the practise set up an excellent rapport, with the kind-hearted James, the gruff Siegried, and the bumbling Tristan. The first series has some odd stilted sections, as a result of a real-life accident that the lead actor suffered and which often isn't covered up very well. But the stories start as they mean to go on with wise but bluff Yorkshire farmers and their sick cattle along with eccentric pet owners. Yes, many of the bit-parts are stereotypes, but the warm comedy mixed with gentle drama means they work well. And the inevitable and on screen arm-length rubber glove sequences help to restore a feeling of reality.

As season 2 and 3 progress the repeat characters gradually gather a life of their own, and along with the domestic problems for James back home it comes over as a series that could run effortlessly forever. But it didn't, and when revived there are big and not altogether successful changes. Lynda Bellingham takes over as the wife and she does a good job, and the actress who had played the housekeeper so well had died. But the big problem was that all the stories in the original novels had been filmed and the new stories drifted away from the style of the early series. This is perhaps understandable. The original tales were touched with authenticity and it was easy to imagine that they really had happened to a vet in the 1930s.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Odd Packaging ? 5 Dec 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
At the price I paid, I would not have cared if it had arrived in a wet paper bag... as long as the discs were unblemished. But, like almost everyone else, I agree that the lack of a very simple accompanying booklet with a detailed listing of Episodes is disappointing. However, the IMDB (Internet Movie Data-Base) lists them all, in viewing order, date of broadcast and a brief overview of the story-lines, so a quick visit and print-out will satisfy anyone's needs for the information they need.

Otherwise, the packaging is as good as it gets, with triple disc sets in three space-saving fold-out volumes. As for arrangement of the discs I was left infuriated when I started Series 4. I fully expected it to start (sequentially) with their return from the War but this and the subsequent 'episode' were actually the 2 "Christmas Specials." These are annoyingly included as the last 2 discs in the box. It really wouldn't have been too difficult to position them in viewing order.

But all this is such a minor distraction to the overall brilliance of this Series, and I think we've all purchased it for the love of this televisual feast... and not to condemn the unfortunate 'packaging' deficiencies.
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129 of 135 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great series, but shoddy boxset 17 Dec 2009
By Mel - London VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
I've been waiting for this entire series to be released as a boxset, and was very pleased to see it on Amazon at such a good price. So, no complaints about that side of things, nor the contents of the discs. My gripe is that the overall presentation is rubbish. The 33 discs are split into individual sets, and that part of it is quite neat, however, there is no accompanying booklet, no indication of episode titles whatsoever, and not even an indication of which episodes are on which discs. I know that all these episodes had individual titles, so it's not acceptable for Playback to release this set with absolutely no information at all. Unfortunately the same can be said of another of their series boxsets that I received today ('Allo 'Allo series 1-9). So, come on Playback, put a bit of effort into your releases, because this missing information is important. The series gets 5 stars, but the presentation gets 1 star.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great box set excellent value! 31 Oct 2010
Format:DVD
A fantastic series, wonderful stories in a beautiful setting. A great buy for anyone who enjoyed watching the series when it was originally shown on television. The set was great value for a 33 disc set. Initially, upon receiving the box set, I thought that there were some discs missing. For series 4 I could only find one disc (series 4 disc 3). I later found however that the other 2 discs were on the same section. But, because the folded plastic section was so firmly stuck together it had first appeared to be a section that did not open up. I thought I would mention this point, in case other people have had the same problem and thought they had discs missing.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Why no Guide Book/Episode Listing? 17 Nov 2009
Format:DVD
I just received the almost 100 GBP Complete Collection, and was delighted until I opened the package and discovered that the discs do not have the title of the episodes, there is no accompanying list or guide book that would tell the titles, other actors, Herriot biography, if there are any extras or bonus sections on any of the discs. Only the two Christmas extras are on on the disc labels. So short of writing on each disc, after watching each episode, there is no way to track the ones you want to see vs. the less fun ones. Shame on you BBC for being too cheap even to put a folded paper list in the front of the first series. Does anyone know if or where a list might exist? Thx for listening. All Creatures Great And Small - Series 1-7 / Christmas Specials [DVD]
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5.0 out of 5 stars Most enjoyable
Enjoyed the TV series and the books, so pleased to have these to watch at my leisure. Real feel good stories. Good quality recordings.
Published 6 days ago by S. Dennis
4.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Present
Christmas Present
Published 9 days ago by Charlie
5.0 out of 5 stars ... this for someone else very fast delivery and they love watching...
Brought this for someone else very fast delivery and they love watching the classics
Published 19 days ago by louise
5.0 out of 5 stars great fun.
Over Christmas watched all of them again........great fun.
Published 20 days ago by Nigel
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
excellent
Published 22 days ago by a f stott
5.0 out of 5 stars receiver loved them.
Purchased as a gift so unable to comment, receiver loved them.
Published 1 month ago by bevvib
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't make em like this anymore tha' nos
Me And my wife have loved watching this... They don't make them like this anymore that's for sure. This is pure quality,from the acting to the fab script... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Drewbiedoobie
5.0 out of 5 stars ... birthday present for my partner and she was extremely pleased. It...
I bought this as a birthday present for my partner and she was extremely pleased. It will take a couple of months for her to view all of the episodes. Shear pleasure and enjoyment. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Michael Shorey
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by vickie
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Awesome value
Published 1 month ago by Michael L O' Farrell
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