FAMOUS television vet Peter Davison will take over the narration of Channel 5’s The Yorkshire Vet from Christopher Timothy when it returns to screens this week.

Davison and Timothy starred together in the popular BBC series All Creatures Great And Small, based on the novels by Thirsk vet Alf Wight, better known as James Herriot.

Timothy, who has done the voice over since 2015 is self-isolating with wife Annie.

He said: “I’m so sorry not to be able to do the voiceover for The Yorkshire Vet right now, but I can’t tell you how delighted I am that Peter is taking over. He most definitely would be my first choice while I’m in lockdown.”

Former Doctor Who star Davison, 69, created his own voiceover ‘studio’ at home with the help of a duvet and microphone.

He said: “It’s great to be working on The Yorkshire Vet at the place where it all started for me and Chris with All Creatures Great And Small. I can’t think of a nicer man to steal a job from. Obviously, I called him up and asked him if he was okay with it and he said ‘Of course’.

It airs tomorrow night at 8pm.