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.

Series 2, Episode 1 is repeated on ITV3 today at 5:50pm.

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).

The Darling Buds Of May

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

Comedy Drama
1991 - 1993
20   (3 series)
H.E. Bates
David Jason, Pam Ferris, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Philip Franks
H.E. Bates, Paul Wheeler and Bob Larbey
Rodney Bennett
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

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 7th April 1991 on ITV
Last new broadcast
Sunday 4th April 1993 on ITV
Length of episodes
1 hour
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 2 Episode 1: Today at 5:50pm on ITV3
  2. Series 2 Episode 1: Tomorrow at 12:50am on ITV3
  3. Series 2 Episode 2: Tomorrow at 5:50pm on ITV3
  4. Series 2 Episode 2: Friday at 12:45am on ITV3
  5. Series 2 Episode 3: Friday at 5:50pm on ITV3
  6. Saturday at 12:50am on ITV3
  7. Series 2 Episode 4: Monday at 5:50pm on ITV3
  8. Series 2 Episode 4: Tuesday at 12:45am on ITV3
  9. Series 2 Episode 5: Tuesday at 5:50pm on ITV3
  10. Series 2 Episode 5: Wednesday 29th September at 12:40am on ITV3Show all repeats
  11. Series 2 Episode 6: Wednesday 29th September at 5:50pm on ITV3
  12. Series 2 Episode 6: Thursday 30th September at 12:45am on ITV3
  13. Series 2 Episode 7: Thursday 30th September at 5:50pm on ITV3
  14. Series 2 Episode 7: Friday 1st October at 12:45am on ITV3
  15. Series 3 Episode 1: Friday 1st October at 5:50pm on ITV3
  16. Series 3 Episode 1: Saturday 2nd October at 12:50am on ITV3

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