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

The Darling Buds Of May

ITV comedy drama about a family. 20 episodes (3 series), 1991 - 1993. Stars 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), Charley (Philip Franks), Mariette (Catherine Zeta-Jones).

The Darling Buds Of May

Comedy drama series about H E Bates's eccentric Larkin family

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

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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 7th April 1991 on ITV
Last new broadcast
Sunday 4th April 1993 on ITV
Length of episodes
1 hour
Last repeat
Sunday 29th September 2019 at 7:20am on ITV3

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