The Darling Buds Of May. Pop Larkin (David Jason)
The Darling Buds Of May

The Darling Buds Of May

  • TV comedy drama
  • ITV
  • 1991 - 1993
  • 20 episodes (3 series)

Comedy drama series about H.E. Bates's eccentric Larkin family. Also features David Jason, Pam Ferris, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Philip Franks.

The Darling Buds Of May. Image shows from L to R: Pop Larkin (David Jason), Ma Larkin (Pam Ferris), Cedric "Charley" Charlton (Philip Franks), Mariette (Catherine Zeta-Jones)

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1991 - 1993
Channels
ITV
Episodes
20 (3 series)
Creator
H.E. Bates
Stars
David Jason, Pam Ferris, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Philip Franks
Writers
H.E. Bates, Paul Wheeler and Bob Larbey
Director
Rodney Bennett
Producer
Robin Banks Stewart
Companies

Set in quintessential 1950s England, The Darling Buds Of May is rural idyllic bliss in its full glory as we follow the exploits of the Larkin family.

Led by the loveable Pop Larkin (Sir David Jason) and Ma Larkin (Pam Ferris), family life is never short of surprises, not least when their eldest daughter Mariette (Catherine Zeta-Jones) falls for the rather haphazard tax inspector Charlie.

Life never looked anything short of perfick on Home Farm.

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Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 7th April 1991 on ITV
Most recent repeats

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