"The day that my father died, I lost my best friend." So says Jim Wight of the man who wrote the internationally acclaimed best sellers All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Wise and Wonderful, The Lord God Made Them All, and so many more.
Despite his fame, Alf Wight remained an intensely private person. This illuminating program reveals the man behind the title "The World's Most Famous Vet." Parting the curtain of myth surrounding his father, Jim Wight paints an endearing portrait of the "vit'nery" who turned a modest practice in rural Scotland into a worldwide phenomenon.
He writes of his father's deep devotion to family, nature, the farmers of the countryside, and the animals he cared for; tells of this relationship with his wife, children, and parents; and introduces us to the real characters who were portrayed as Helen, Siegfried, and Tristan. With full access to his father's papers, correspondence, and manuscripts, Jim Wight has created a fitting and affectionate tribute to a man millions loved but never really knew -- until now.