Noah's Ark (UK TV series)

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Noah's Ark
Genre Vet, Drama
Developed by Johnny Byrne
Written by Johnny Byrne
Starring Anton Rodgers
Peter Wingfield
Angela Thorne
Orla Brady
Kate Alderton
Composer(s) Colin Towns
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 12
Executive producer(s) Jonathan Powell
Producer(s) Sue Bennett-Urwin
Michael Whitehall
Location(s) Worcester, Worcestershire, England, UK
Production company(s) Whitehall Films
Carlton Television
Picture format 14:9
Audio format Stereo
Original release 8 September 1997 (1997-09-08) – 23 October 1998 (1998-10-23)

Noah's Ark is a British television series, which aired on ITV. It was first broadcast on 8 September 1997. The final episode was aired on 13 October 1997. There were six episodes in the first series. A second series, also of six episodes, aired in 1998.


Noah's Ark was a family TV story of a country vet, Noah Kirby, his wife Valerie, son Tom and his girlfriend, Noah’s assistant, Clare. Noah and Tom Kirby, father and son, are both vets.

Noah has a country practice, and is still running it much as he did when Tom was a child. He wants Tom to join the practice, but Tom has other, and bigger, ideas. He has just quit his job with a large multi-national company, and has returned home for what he intends to be a flying visit: disillusioned, but a lot richer, but his father has a car crash brought on by a dizzy spell. It is clear that he badly needs full-time help.

Tom is reluctantly drawn into helping, temporarily of course, while his father recovers, but Clare Somers, the local wildlife vet, is there.

Main cast[edit]

It was written by Johnny Byrne and the producers were Sue Bennett-Urwin and Michael Whitehall.

Filming was done around Worcester. The surgery was at a farmhouse Bed & Breakfast opposite the Leigh & Bransford Memorial Hall about 6 miles West of Worcester. The mountains often seen in the background are the Malvern Hills.

Episodes (with first broadcast dates)[edit]

Series One[edit]

  1. Two of a Kind (8 September 1997)
  2. Matters of Principal (15 September 1997)
  3. Paying the Price (22 September 1997)
  4. Healing Touch (29 September 1997)
  5. Live and Learn (6 October 1997)
  6. Family Matters (13 October 1997)

Series Two[edit]

  1. Free as a Bird (18 September 1998)
  2. Sitting Target (25 September 1998)
  3. Stormy Weather (2 October 1998)
  4. Old Dog, New Trick (9 October 1998)
  5. Killing Time (16 October 1998)
  6. Deep Waters (23 October 1998)

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