[first lines] James Herriot: [rings doorbell] Mrs.Hall: [opening door] Yes? James Herriot: [removing his hat] Good afternoon, my name's Herriot [pause] James Herriot: ... well, I belive Mr. Farnon is expecting me. Mrs.Hall: Surgery is from six to seven. James Herriot: Oh no, no, he asked me for tea. Mrs.Hall: Did he now? James Herriot: Well, I'm applying for the job you see, Mr. Farnon's new assistant. Mrs.Hall: Oh. Well you better come in then.