Dir: Claude Whatham
Starring: Simon Ward and Anthony Hopkins
The life of a country vet in 1930s Yorkshire
This biographical drama is based on James Herriot’s first two novels, If Only They Could Talk and It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet and opens with a shot of the bay platforms at the northern end of York station, suitably bedecked with 1930s LNER posters to add to the period feel. Some rolling stock is present in the platforms, but no locomotives. A sequel titled It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet (qv) was released in 1976.