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'Cobra': Episode 3 Recap

Prime Minister Robert Sutherland (Robert Carlyle). Courtesy of © Sky UK Limited.

In the latest episode of COBRAPrime Minister Robert Sutherland speaks to his people in the Red Zone in the north, where water and hope are in short supply. Will he be able to keep his promise to get the lights back on? Meanwhile, his enemies join forces to bring his government down.

'All Creatures Great and Small': How a Long-Running TV Series Endeared Itself to the British Public

Photo: BBC

The series earned the unflattering nickname, "All Creatures Grunt and Smell"; the Radio Times called it “a cup-of-cocoa” drama; and The Guardian sniffily commented that “… [it] will always be remembered as the show in which lead characters spent at least part of a series with their hand up the back end of a cow.” 

But from 1977 to 1990, for an adoring British audience, All Creatures Great and Small was the highlight of the week's viewing.