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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3 - When The Green Woods Laugh (Part 1)

Now that Mariette is going to marry Charley the tax inspector, Ma starts making plans for a lavish wedding. But has Pop overreached himself with his offer for a stately home?

Broadcast details

Sunday 21st April 1991
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 4th September 2019 10:25am ITV3
Saturday 7th September 2019 8:25am ITV3
Wednesday 12th February 2020 8:50am ITV3
Tuesday 28th April 2020 9:00am ITV3
Wednesday 11th November 2020 10:30am ITV3
Wednesday 15th September 2021 5:50pm ITV3
Tuesday 14th December 2021 3:50pm ITV3
Wednesday 15th December 2021 9:15am ITV3

Cast & crew

David Jason Pop Larkin
Pam Ferris Ma Larkin
Catherine Zeta-Jones Mariette
Philip Franks Cedric "Charley" Charlton
Guest cast
Moray Watson Brigadier
Rachel Bell Edith Pilchester
Michael Culver Sir George Bluff-Gore
Richenda Carey Lady Bluff-Gore
Kika Mirylees Angela Snow
Peter Gale Mr Shell
Shirley Cain Mrs Hall
Ian Tucker Montgomery
Julie Davis Primrose
Christina Giles Petunia
Katherine Giles Zinnia
Stephanie Ralph Victoria
John Grillo Mr Jerebohm
Susie Blake Mrs Jerebohm
Arthur White Uncle Perce
Celia Imrie Corinne Perigo
Jane Downs Countess Czernikov
Jane Wenham Aunt Bridget
Michael Sheard Building Society Manager
Ian Price Bertie Fanshawe
John Carlin Reverend Spink
Terence Orr Jim
Harry Beety Hotel Commissionaire
Writing team
H.E. Bates Writer
Bob Larbey Writer (Adapted By)
Production team
Robert Tronson Director
Ian Morley 1st Assistant Director
Robin Banks Stewart Producer
Vernon Lawrence Executive Producer
Richard Bates Executive Producer
Peter Taylor Editor
Alan Davis Production Designer
Malcolm Drury Casting Director
Brian Castle Costume Designer
Peter Jackson Director of Photography
Pam Fox Make-up Designer
Pip Burley Composer
Barrie Guard Composer

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