Excellent second episode! Even though I’m listening to the audiobook, I still thought that they had done a rewrite and had Tristan pass his exams, he was so believable. I really like his bonding with James over their issues with Seigfried. “What the Devil happened to my car?! Tristan!! HERRIOT!!!” Heh. Also liked how Tristan knew that James had passed his exams first time around—yes, he might make mistakes, but James is a smart guy.
In the book, he does go into how transitional veterinary medicine was in the 1930s. James’s mum mentions in the first episode that the motor vehicle has gotten rid of the main reason for vets, to take care of the primary means of transport, but the book also talks about how medicine overall was moving past patent medicines and home remedies, which the cow’s owner this week was all about.
A lovely tribute to Dame Diana at the end.