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Voices from Herriot Country - Episode 4 - The Lady from Central Asia with a Tale of a Donke‪y‬ Voices from Herriot Country

    • Society & Culture

Welcome to the FOURTH episode of 'Voices from Herriot Country', a new podcast about Yorkshire characters 50 years after the first 'James Herriot' book about life as a rural vet was published. Alf Wight (his real name) soon became a bestselling phenomenon. There were two films based on his books, as well as the popular BBC TV series, 'All Creatures Great and Small'. Who could ever forget that theme tune...... And now there's a new Channel 5 TV series to enjoy too!

In our fourth episode we meet Alfiya Stephenson, born in the Soviet Union in April 1970, the same month and year the first Herriot book was published. She had a happy rural childhood in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, her father being the community's doctor - and vet. Now, Alfiya lives in the Yorkshire Dales with her husband, a Yorkshireman, and often shows Russian tourists around her adopted home. This lovely lady, a passionate Herriot fan, told us some wonderful stories, including the first one you'll hear - a Tale of a Donkey......

Welcome to the FOURTH episode of 'Voices from Herriot Country', a new podcast about Yorkshire characters 50 years after the first 'James Herriot' book about life as a rural vet was published. Alf Wight (his real name) soon became a bestselling phenomenon. There were two films based on his books, as well as the popular BBC TV series, 'All Creatures Great and Small'. Who could ever forget that theme tune...... And now there's a new Channel 5 TV series to enjoy too!

In our fourth episode we meet Alfiya Stephenson, born in the Soviet Union in April 1970, the same month and year the first Herriot book was published. She had a happy rural childhood in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, her father being the community's doctor - and vet. Now, Alfiya lives in the Yorkshire Dales with her husband, a Yorkshireman, and often shows Russian tourists around her adopted home. This lovely lady, a passionate Herriot fan, told us some wonderful stories, including the first one you'll hear - a Tale of a Donkey......

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