Yorkshire vet returns for second series

Documentary series The Yorkshire Vet has returned for a second series, following the success of the original last year.

The programme, which documents the daily life of staff at Skeldale Veterinary Centre in Thirsk, North Yorkshire – the former practice of vet and author Alf Wight (pen name James Herriot) – returned to channel 5 on 12 April and will run for 10 weeks.

Vet Julian Norton stars as the Yorkshire vet in the documentary, alongside original Herriot trainee Peter Wright and their staff.

Mr Norton said: “We were amazed by the popularity and success of series one and now we’re back with more stories that follow the seasons, which we know our viewers will love”.

According to official tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire, tourism levels have increased in the past year, with many inspired to visit by the landscape captured in the original series.

In keeping with the theme actor Christopher Timothy, who played James Herriot in the television programme All Creatures Great and Small, will once again narrate the documentary.

Channel 5 commissioning editor of factual entertainment Greg Barnett said: “I’m delighted viewers were inspired by Herriot’s legacy of services with a personal touch – something Julian, peter and the team are passionate about.

“Aligned with their expertises a colourful mix of characters and creatures and, the stunning backdrop of Yorkshire’s glorious Dales, you’ve the perfect ingredient for a television treat”. The Yorkshire Vets airs on channel 5 on Tuesday at 8pm