I seem to have fallen by the advent wayside a bit - perhaps it was overambitious to post each day, although I do hope to fill in a few more dates before Christmas..
Must admit I am excited about the prospect of seeing "Young Herriot" on BBC1, starting this Sunday for 3 consecutive nights on Monday and Tuesday too. Earlier this year I worked on it as graphics art director, and it was one of the most enjoyable jobs that I've done. Working in the period of 1930's (fairly impoverished) Glasgow really made me think about how things were done then - obviously no computers, but even typewriters may have been rare or used differently from after WW2... plus of course the wonderful addition of animals as subject matter.
For me, the job involved anything from doing paintings of dogs to exam papers, photoshoots, and even just dressing images such as paintings and postcards for the walls of the various sets. I even got to work with a signwriter, which is a craft I just adore.
Whatever they say, it is fun to work with animals - and filming the series is probably another dose of stories in itself!
There are a couple of clips here - featuring a gorgeous wee jack russell terrier.. and I found this clip on Youtube of the series producer talking about the background of 1930's Glasgow and Alf Wight's original writings as 'James Herriot'.