All Creatures Great and Small: Helen star recalls ‘miserable’ moments on set

“Although, at this moment, I think we are at the very beginning of the things that Siegfried could embody, a lot of what he has embodied so far has been great fun to play.”

Rachel recently spoke about the development of her character in series two of the show and said: “Because they [Helen and Hugh] got together so young, I don’t know if there was ever anything truly romantic between them.

“I don’t think either of them knew life in any other way, it was expected that they would get married.

“I think it was only when James [Herriot] came along, Helen kind of thought ‘Oh okay, maybe this isn’t for me.”

All Creatures Great and Small is available to watch on catch up on My5.