Since it arrived on our screens last year, Channel 5’s All Creatures Great and Small has won over millions of fans thanks to its charming and endearing nature.
The show proved to be the perfect tonic to the world of pandemics and lockdowns and its return for season 2 was met with a warm welcome on September 16th.
However, there was a tinge of sadness to the first episode of All Creatures Great and Small’s second series as it featured a tribute to much-loved crew member, Tracie Wright.
All Creatures Great and Small season 2: Release date and plot
Season 2 of All Creatures Great and Small arrives on Channel 5 on September 16th, 2021.
The new six-episode series continues the story of James Herriot following his introduction to the Yorkshire village of Darrowby in season 1.
James is left with an agonising decision to make in the opening episode as a trip back to Glasgow presents the up and coming vet with the opportunity to work at his old mentor’s forward-thinking practice in his home town.
However, the exploits of last year’s Christmas special are playing on his mind as he weighs up the job opportunity against leaving his friends, colleagues and love interest, Helen, in Darrowby.
All Creatures pays tribute to Tracie Wright
Once the episode’s veterinary antics were out of the way, All Creatures Great and Small took a moment to pay tribute to a much-loved crew member.
As the closing credits came to an end, All Creatures fans were greeted with a touching tribute that read:
“In Loving Memory of Tracie Wright.”
Tracie Wright was a line producer on All Creatures Great and Small’s first series as well as the Christmas special.
According to IMDb, Tracie passed away on July 11th, 2021 although the circumstances surrounding her death are unknown.
Tracie Wright’s career
Tracie Wright’s career in the world of stage and screen began in the 1980s when she attended the University of Surrey and the Guilford School of Acting where she took Theatre Studies and Stage Management.
Her first foray into the TV industry came in 2000 when she worked as a production coordinator in the BBC crime drama Dalziel and Pascoe.
In the years that followed, Tracie accrued more than 20 credits to her name, with her working as a line producer on the likes of No Offence, Fresh Meat, The Great Train Robbery, Marvellous and of course, All Creatures Great and Small.
Tracie also worked as a production manager on 75 episodes of EastEnders between 2005 and 2010.
Writing in a recommendation on Tracie’s LinkedIn page, friend and colleague Mike Darbon wrote: “I have known Tracie as both a friend and work colleague for the past 12 years.
“I have watched her develop into an excellent production manager who is comfortable working across all drama programming.
“She is fastidious and dedicated in her approach but, equally, relaxed and confident with the people she works with and commands a great deal of respect from all her work colleagues, junior and senior alike.”
Season 2 of All Creatures is airing weekly on Channel 5 after arriving on Thursday, September 16th, 2021.
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