The actor, currently starring in ITV drama Unforgiven, told Digital Spy: "There was a chance - somebody dug up an old All Creatures Great And Small script but [the BBC] didn't seem keen on doing it. Maybe they just thought we were too decrepit, I don't know!"
Davison, who played Tristan in the stories based on James Herriot's novel, explained that the BBC "found an old Christmas episode which they'd never done, which had been commissioned by Johnny Byrne, who has since died, sadly. But the BBC didn't seem to be keen on it at that particular moment, although I thought it would be rather a good story. It was about a year and a half ago."
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