All Creatures Great and Small is a British television series, based on the books of the British veterinary surgeon Alf Wight, who wrote under the pseudonym James Herriot. In 1977, the BBC tasked producer Bill Sellars with the creation of a television series from Herriot's first two novels, If Only They Could Talk and It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet, using the title of the 1975 film adaptation All Creatures Great and Small. Wikipedia
Mrs. Pumphrey: (orders Hodgekin to throw rings for her Pekinese, Tricki Woo. He throws one feebly) Oh, a little further than *that*, Hodgekin!
Mrs. Pumphrey: (he throws it miles) Not into the rose bed, Hodgekin! We wouldn't want Tricki to get pricky-paw!
Hodgekin: (muttered) Who wouldn't?
Mrs. Pumphrey: *What* was that? What was that, Hodgekin?