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Askrigg, Yorkshire, England. This village is famous in the legends of 'All Creatures Great and Small. A house in the village was chosen to represent Skelldale House in the TV series

All Creatures Great and Small is a British TV series based on the memoirs of James Herriot about his life as a veterinarian in the North Yorkshire town of Darrowby in the 1930s and beyond.

My Yorkshire Herriotage: Back to the Dales in search of the scenery that made a TV hit

All creatures great and small, based on the books of James Herriott. Christopher Timothy played James Herriott, Robert Hardy, Siegfried Farnon and Peter Davidson Tristran Farnon.

Animal pictures of the week: 17th April 2015

Russell's viper snake, Sri Lanka This Russell's viper snake takes advantage of the rain in Sri Lanka. Picture: Rex.

Animal pictures of the week: 19 August 2011

A orangutan mother and her one-year-old offspring seem almost like humans as they have a good laugh together in the tree tops. Photographer Thomas Marent caught the heart-warming scene on camera in Indonesia

Environment

A cheeky polar bear sticks out her tongue at Amsterdam Zoo. Photographer Lars van de Goor said: 'I was taking pictures of the animals and noticed this polar bear. I spent half an hour running from left to right, repositioning myself time and time again to get myself into the right position. Then she finally looked straight into my camera and stuck her tongue out.'

"Harvest mouse occurs in sedge fields, but you need great luck even to glimpse one." 52 Wildlife Weekends www.bradtguides.com