New series of "Creatures," and more

Tea Time Tidbit for the week of July 8, 2019

There’s good news in store for fans of All Creatures Great and Small – a brand new adaptation of the series is in the works!

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A plaque honoring James Alfred Wight
aka "James Herriot"

Based on the beloved book series by the now deceased Yorkshire vet James Alfred Wight, who you may know by his pen name James Herriot, All Creatures Great and Small turns 50 years old next year. Wight’s children are reportedly “delighted” that their father’s stories are to be revived for a “new generation of viewers.”

Although casting has yet to be announced, what is known for sure is that filming will start next year in the Yorkshire Dales and that there will be six episodes plus a Christmas special. Masterpiece on PBS is a co-producer of the new series and in announcing the series, Rebecca Eaton, Executive Producer of Masterpiece, promised that it “will have all the wit, warmth, and quirky charm of the original – and of course, lots of irresistible animals.”

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Sarah Lancashire, who plays
Caroline in Last Tango in Halifax

Another popular series set in Yorkshire is Last Tango in Halifax, starring Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi. The last two episodes that aired were the two Christmas special episodes after which is was announced they would be the last. The writer of the series, Sally Wainright, recently confirmed, however, that a new series is currently being written and rumor has it that the series will air in the U.K. at the end of this year. Again, we’ll let you know more as soon as we hear.

In the meantime, Afternoon Tea will shortly be reviving the ever-popular Ballykissangel, which returns to the schedule Monday, July 15th at 3pm. Are You Being Served? will move to the 2pm time-slot and Keeping Up Appearances will be "rested" until it returns on Tuesday, August 6th.

To contact Heather:
E-mail: heather@mpt.org
Address: Afternoon Tea
Maryland Public Television
11767 Owings Mills Blvd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117

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