The numerous adventures of a friendly staff at a country veterinarian practice in 1930s to 1940s Yorkshire.
As series two opens, three months have passed since the events of the first series. A trip back home to Glasgow presents James with a dilemma that will mean choosing between the people he loves. As Helen and James navigate their feelings for one another, Siegfried, Tristan, and Mrs Hall are also forced to consider their places in the world, while James must ultimately decide between duty and love.
Season 3 begins in spring 1939 as James and Helen prepare to walk down the aisle. James will have a new wife and a new stake in the business to think of. Helen also faces new challenges, not least of them letting go of her old life. Tristan, having passed his exams at long last, must now face the world as a qualified vet. Mrs. Hall may be ready to open up to affection beyond her work family…and cricket. As war with Germany looms on the horizon, Siegfried contends with painful memories of his own experiences during the First World War.
As new veterinarian James Herriot gets to know his new family at Skeldale House—his erratic boss Siegfried Farnon, his wayward brother Tristan and the shrewd housekeeper Mrs Hall—he is also drawn to local farmer’s daughter Helen Alderson.