I wasn't aware of the shows from the 80s. I'll have to look into that. When you say not a patch on the originals you mean you think the originals are much better?There are, if you are watching the originals ones from '80s. We have the 2020 version already. Not a patch on the originals IMHO.
That pic I show earlier (#15 Heather and Sky Scene) was taken only a few miles from Herriots real practice.
If you like the TV series you should try James Herriot's books.