Mrs Pumphrey’s replacement, Patricia Hodge, has been revealed in All Creatures Great and Small.
ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL is set to return for a second season, and Patricia Hodge has been announced as a new addition to the ensemble.
Patricia Hodge has joined the cast of All Creatures Great and Small, which is due to return to Channel 5 for a second season. In the period drama, the actress will take over for the late Diana Riggs as Mrs Pumphrey. The show has revealed some photographs from the next episodes as filming on series two comes to a close.
The film All Creatures Great and Small is set in the 1930s and follows James Herriot (played by Nicholas Ralph) as he relocates to the Yorkshire Dales as a veterinarian.
James, fresh out of veterinary school, quickly learns that treating animals is just as much about treating their owners.
Viewers may expect more heartwarming escapades from the young rural vet in the upcoming second series.
Patricia has been identified as the actress who would play Mrs Pumphrey in the new season.
This comes about a year after the original actress Diana died in September 2020, almost a year after the first series’ production concluded.
Patricia is well known for her work in Miranda and A Very English Scandal.
For the first time, new photographs from season two reveal the actress in character as quirky dog owner Mrs Pumphrey.
Patricia morphed into the rich owner of Pekingnese Tricky Woo as she sat in a cart, hugging her canine companion.
The series’ reimagining of Yorkshire vet Herriot was welcomed by many viewers.
Unfortunately, due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, filming for the second series of All Creatures Great and Small was delayed, but production began earlier this year.
The new series has yet to be given an official release date, although season two concluded production earlier this summer on location in Yorkshire.