FILMING has been taking place in the Yorkshire Dales of a remake of iconic 1980s teatime drama, All Creatures Great and Small.

Based on the real-life experiences of Yorkshire vet James Herriot, the television series is returning to the small screen, with a Channel 5 six-part remake, including a Christmas special, scheduled to air next year.

Cast and crew assembled for filming in Grassington Square, North Yorkshire, included Callum Woodhouse, playing Tristan, and Rachel Shenton, playing Helen.

Mr Selfridge actor Samuel West joins the production as Siegfried Farnon, and newcomer Nicholas Ralph will make his small screen debut as James Herriot.

The series originally ran on BBC1 from 1978 to 1990, and is now being given a fresh interpretation.

The six-part series, a co-production with the American broadcaster PBS, is due to start shooting on location in Yorkshire this year.

The series, which includes a Christmas special, will air next year to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the original publication of Herriot’s much-loved books.

Never out of print, the books have sold 60 million copies internationally.