The star of All Creatures Great and Small reveals the secret to the show’s success.
ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL has been renewed for a third season, and the show is a huge hit in the United States. Samuel West talked about why the show has become such a global hit.
All Creatures Great and Small is one of Channel 5’s most popular shows, with fans already anticipating the new season.
The escapist TV drama is based on James Herriot’s (played by Nicholas Ralph) novels and has become a huge hit in the United States.
Samuel West, who plays Siegfried Farnon, talked about why the family drama is so popular.
The memoirs of Yorkshire vet Alf Wight, also known as James Herriot, were the inspiration for the series.
Fans are given insight into better days when communities looked out for one another through the small screen.
The Channel 5 hit is the second of its kind, following the BBC’s late-70s small-screen adaptation.
Fans all over the world have fallen in love with the resurrected characters.
Samuel West discussed why the series has so many fans.
“We must remember that the success of the films was the reason for the 1970s series’ existence,” he said.
“And the films came about as a result of the American public’s interest in the books.”
“The books were published in the 1960s in the United Kingdom and did reasonably well, but then there was a combined volume of the first two books that did exceptionally well in America.”
“To begin with, it was American interest in the series that sparked our interest.”
The Broadway star praised the show for its upbeat tone.
“I mean, I think people need gentle, decent television about people trying to care for each other and reduce suffering,” he explained in a conversation with the Talkshire podcast.
“Instead of excellent hard-hitting, gritty television about terrible things happening to innocent people,
“There’s a lot of that around; I had to stop watching a lot of television drama when I became a father.”
“Not that it wasn’t brilliant, but there seemed to be a lot of horrible things happening to children.”
“And I couldn’t take it any longer.”
So I’m pretty proud of it, and it’s strangely revolutionary to be making a show about people trying to be nice to one another.”
The star confirmed it during the same podcast.
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