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.

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Series 1, Episode 5 - A Breath Of French Air (Part 1)

The wet English summer has dampened the Larkins' spirits, and Charley and Mariette have failed to produce offspring. Perhaps a holiday is required.


Adaptor Robert Banks Stewart is not credited on this episode.

Broadcast details

Sunday 5th May 1991
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 6th September 2019 10:20am ITV3
Sunday 8th September 2019 7:55am ITV3
Friday 14th February 2020 8:50am ITV3
Thursday 30th April 2020 9:00am ITV3
Friday 13th November 2020 10:30am ITV3
Friday 17th September 2021 5:50pm ITV3
Thursday 16th 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
Kika Mirylees Angela Snow
Ian Tucker Montgomery
Julie Davis Primrose
Christina Giles Petunia
Katherine Giles Zinnia
Stephanie Ralph Victoria
Anna Massey Mlle. Dupont
Charles Kay Monsieur Mollet
Judy Clifton Iris Snow
Geoffrey Greenhill Gerard Brisson
Peter Symonds Monsieur Gammelin
Marilyn Taylerson Madame Gammelin
Philip Rowlands Auctioneer
Philip Wilde Attendant
Mitzi McKenzie Cordelia
Doc O'Brien Maurice
Laurent Hennequin Sebastian
Bert Caunt Inspecteur
Christopher Harrington Marc-Antoine
Ross Marriott Oscar
Writing team
Robert Banks Stewart Writer (Adapted By)
Production team
David Giles Director
Ian Morley 1st Assistant Director
Richard Bates Producer
Vernon Lawrence Executive Producer
Richard Bates Executive Producer
David Aspinall Editor
Alan Davis Production Designer
Malcolm Drury Casting Director
Sue Jackson Casting Director
Gerard Moulevreir 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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