Full Name: James Wight
Profession: Veterinarian and Novelist
Why Famous: James Herriot was a pseudonym for real life veterinary surgeon James Wight whose semi-autobiographical novels "Every Living Thing" and "All Creatures Great and Small" were set in the Yorkshire Dales of England.
Herriot's works were made into a film and later a long-running TV series starring Christopher Timothy that ran for 7 series.
- 1941-11-05 Writer and veterinary surgeon James Herriot (25) weds Joan Catherine Danbury
- 1978-01-08 TV series "All Creatures Great and Small" debuts on BBC TV, based on the books by James Herriot, starring Robert hardy and Christopher Timothy