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Merry Gentlemen 

James and Siegfried treat a gypsy family's ailing donkey. It's Christmas-time and Siegfried gets to visit the Hewison farm and a chance to taste Mrs. Hewison's Christmas cake, the best in ... See full summary »

Director:

Christopher Barry

Writers:

James Herriot (books), Anthony Steven (adaptation)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Christopher Timothy ... James Herriot
Robert Hardy ... Siegfried Farnon
Peter Davison ... Tristan Farnon
Carol Drinkwater ... Helen
Mary Hignett ... Mrs. Hall
Margaretta Scott ... Mrs. Pumphrey
Donald Nithsdale Donald Nithsdale ... Mr. Gilling
Michael Holt ... Mr. Myatt
Robert Brown ... Mr. Hewison
Cynthia Etherington Cynthia Etherington ... Mrs. Hewison
Frank Birch ... Mr. Mallock
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Tricki Woo ... Dog
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James and Siegfried treat a gypsy family's ailing donkey. It's Christmas-time and Siegfried gets to visit the Hewison farm and a chance to taste Mrs. Hewison's Christmas cake, the best in the district. Only she has a surprise for him this year. Tristan wonders if uncle Herriot has any plans to visit Mrs. Pumphrey, in the hopes of getting another hamper from Fortnum and Mason's. When Tricki Woo falls ill, James decides that the dog needs to spend a few days at Skeldale House. Siegfried mysteriously keeps the front room locked, only to arrange a surprise for a very nosy Tristan. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Crazy Credits

During the end credits there is a scene where Mrs Pumphrey hangs up a Christmas stocking at the foot of a sleeping Tricki Woo's extensive bed. See more »

Soundtracks

God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
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Traditional
[carolers singing]
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Delightful Christmas episode of a wonderful series
21 December 2012 | by yerwan1See all my reviews

I get together with my father every Christmas to watch the "Merry Gentlemen" episode of All Creatures Great and Small. It transports us to a holiday and winter season in Yorkshire, England pre-WWII. The setting,characters and story line are beautifully depicted and acted. The production quality of sets, exteriors, natural lighting, and music are perfect. The actors are, as usual, all wonderful, and the characters memorable. The several plot threads are all interesting and well done. There is such warmth throughout this series, and this episode is one of the best. Christmas would not seem right without watching this episode.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1978 (UK) See more »

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