In Darrowby''s upcoming new series, wedding bells are ringing out.
The new trailer for the 1930s-set drama, which begins on Channel 5 on Thursday, September 15 at 9pm and on PBS Masterpiece in the United States next year, will see vet James Herriot (Nicholas Ralph) and farmers daughter Helen Alderson. However, there are other difficulties at the veterinary practice, which may stifle proceedings.
What To Watch asked Nicholas Ralph and Rachel Shenton to see what they should anticipate.
NICHOLAS RALPH: It''s everything you would hope it would be - romantic, touching, but also funny because there are little mishaps and teething issues on the day Im really happy for people to see it.
RACHEL SHENTON: Yes, they get married, but as with any television wedding, there are bumps along the way the wedding dress is beautiful! Our costume designer is excellent, and we wanted something that looked and felt the same.
RACHEL: Even as they consider living together, they are discovering new possibilities and ways to get involved. The stories this year are fantastic. They have real heartfelt moments and things that are difficult to discuss. Helen is faced with the transition to married life when she says she''s still living with her dad and sister.
NICHOLAS: James is attempting to steer Siegfried towards keeping his practice up to speed with the present day. But they end up at unlucky ends! I don''t know if Siegfried is ready to abandon control, but they maintain respect and love for each other.
RACHEL: Yes, the country is on the brink of war, but Helens of the craze that it will not be worth anything, perhaps because of her inherent optimism. She''s reassured that James is in a reserved position, and her father will not be called up.
NICHOLAS: The whole tone of this series is still warm, gentle, funny, and poignant, but conflict is looming in the background. We begin in the spring and even when it comes more to the forefront, everyone believes it will be accomplished by Christmas. They are not aware what will come next. However, they are stretched, pushed, and pressurized in different ways. "For James, he''s in a protected profession."
NICHOLAS: A runaway cow was born! When I worked with one dog, I ended up under a sheet of fur. Everything was fine, but Pekingese Tricki Woo is still grunting on cue and speaking back to Patricia Hodge as [his owner] Mrs Pumphrey. It''s incredible!
RACHEL: Everywhere there is an animal in the scene, your pockets are always filled with food to help them behave, and Bobbi loves cheese!
Season 3 will air on Channel 5 weekly from Thursday, September 15 at 9 pm. It will also stream on My5 for streaming services.
Next year, the series will be available on PBS Masterpiece in the United States.