Since it arrived on our screens, Channel 5’s adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small has proven to be a worthy successor to the original and a much-needed antidote to the turbulent past 18 months.
One area where the new All Creatures certainly matches, if not exceeds the original is its cast, with newcomer Nicholas Ralph shining in the role of James Herriot.
But aside from its main cast members, All Creatures Great and Small also welcomes a host of guest stars to each episode but just who is set to appear in episode 4 of season 2?
All Creatures Great and Small season 2 episode 4 release date and plot
Episode 4 of All Creatures Great and Small season 2 arrives on Channel 5 at 9pm on Thursday, October 7th.
Titled Many Happy Returns, the episode sees Tristan celebrate his birthday while Siegfried gives his younger brother some new responsibilities at last.
Tristan faces a difficult challenge before he can return home for his birthday festivities while Mrs Hall has a stark reminder for James about the pressing dilemma about whether his place is up in Glasgow or in Darrowby with Helen.
All Creatures Great and Small season 2 episode 4 cast
While season 2 of All Creatures Great and Small continues to focus on its central group of characters, episode 4 welcomes in some notable new faces.
Main and recurring
- Nicholas Ralph as James Herriot
- Rachel Shenton as Helen Alderson
- Samuel West as Siegfried Farnon
- Callum Woodhouse as Tristan Farnon
- Anna Madeley as Mrs Hall
- John Furlong as Mr Dobson
- Imogen Clawson as Jenny Alderson
- Tony Pitts as Mr Alderson
- Steven Hartley as John Monkman
- Jessica Clark as Margot Sebright Saunders
- Dorothy Atkinson as Diana Brompton
Guest star spotlight
Steven Hartley as John Monkman
Steven Hartley joins the cast of episode 4 as John Monkman, and proves to be a tough assignment for Tristan now that the leash has been loosened by Siegfried.
Bradford-born Hartley has been working in the acting industry since the 1980s and has over 60 acting roles to his name with notable appearances coming in Doctors, The Bill, a 2015 episode of Silent Witness and more recently Netflix’s Shadow and Bone and Sky’s Brassic as well as several video games including The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Ryse: Son of Rome.
Jessica Clark as Margot Sebright Saunders
Jessica Clark looks set to be a cat amongst the pigeons in her role as Margot Sebright Saunders, who James and Tristan meet while out on duty.
Clark made her on-screen acting debut in 2009 and has since earned credits in Broadside, Silent Witness, Versailles, Call the Midwife and also has an upcoming appearance slated for Death in Paradise.
Dorothy Atkinson as Diana Brompton
And finally, we come to Dorothy Atkinson who reprises her role as Diana from episode 2 where she took a liking to Siegfried.
Since her first on-screen appearance in 1991, Dorothy has had almost 50 acting roles to her name with notable appearances coming in Pennyworth, Mum, Harlots, Call the Midwife and Mr Turner.
Season 2 of All Creatures Great and Small continues with episode 4 on Channel 5 at 9pm on Thursday, October 7th.