AUTHOR Oliver Crocker will be signing copies of a book dedicated to the original BBC television series of All Creatures Great and Small tomorrow.

He will be accompanied at at White Rose Book Cafe, Thirsk, at 2pm, by special guests from the original series, Ali Lewis (Rosie Herriot), Paul Lyon (Jimmy Herriot), Jessica Sewell (Mary, granddaughter to Thora Hird in two episodes), plus costume designer Janice Rider and make-up artist Vivien Oldham.

The guest of honour, though, will be Rosie Page, daughter of James Herriot author Alf Wight.

Originally published for James Herriot’s centenary, Oliver's book All Memories Great & Small, celebrates the making of the classic BBC series, told through the eyes of its makers. Every episode is accompanied by exclusive memories from 75 cast and crew, including 15 new interviews conducted especially for this edition.

Beloved stars Christopher Timothy, Peter Davison, Carol Drinkwater and the late, great Robert Hardy take a trip down memory lane in the book, joined by dozens of guest actors and members of the production team.

The book has been expanded with dozens more previously unpublished behind the scenes photographs. The new edition also utilises extensive newly unearthed material from the archives, enhancing the production notes for multiple episodes, listing previously uncredited cast and crew, revealing locations and detailing in-depth dates for filming, rehearsals and studio recordings.

It also features an updated foreword by Rosie Page, who describes the book as: “A must for all Herriot fans, which will also be enjoyed by anyone with any interest in television production.”

To pre order a copy, call 01845 524353, e-mail or visit

There is renewed interest in James Herriot at present due to the success of a Channel 5 remake, the second series of which is running on Thursday nights.