A TIVYSIDE pub landlord certainly got a shock when the two stars of old smash hit TV series All Creatures Great and Small walked through the door together.

Christopher Timothy and Peter Davison popped in for lunch at the Seven Stars in Llechryd, much to the surprise and delight of landlord Anthony Jones.

Mr Jones, who has run the pub for the past six years with wife Nicola, said: “They were filming in the area for a series that I think is coming out in the winter.

“The film crew had booked in for food and then they both walked in. It was a bit of a shock and very rare to get them both together now.”

Mr Timothy starred as vet James Herriot and Mr Davison played Tristan Farnon in the long-running series based on the books of the British veterinary surgeon Alf Wight, who wrote under the pseudonym James Herriot.

The series highlighted his adventures in the Yorkshire Dales and ran between 1978 and 1990 on the BBC, regularly attracting audiences of 18 million viewers.

Mr Jones said: “I can remember watching All Creatures Great and Small and then Peter Davison starring as Doctor Who.

“The vintage car in the picture belonged to my friend and they were both more than happy to have their picture taken.”