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

The Darling Buds Of May

  • TV comedy drama
  • ITV1
  • 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, Philip Franks, Moray Watson and more.

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Series 2, Episode 1 - Oh! To Be In England (Part 1)

Between the birth of his first grandchild and the christening celebrations, Pop finds time to entertain frail widow Mrs Meredith. Meanwhile, Charley adjusts to being a businessman and breadwinner, and Primrose falls in love with the local vicar.

Broadcast details

Sunday 26th January 1992
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 10th September 2019 10:20am ITV3
Saturday 14th September 2019 7:20am ITV3
Tuesday 18th February 2020 8:50am ITV3
Monday 4th May 2020 9:00am ITV3
Tuesday 17th November 2020 10:35am ITV3
Wednesday 22nd September 2021 5:50pm ITV3
Thursday 23rd September 2021 12:50am ITV3
Thursday 16th December 2021 3:50pm ITV3
Friday 17th December 2021 9:15am ITV3
Thursday 12th May 2022 9:10am ITV3
Thursday 15th December 2022 9:10am ITV3
Thursday 8th June 2023 9:15am ITV3
Friday 9th June 2023 12:10am ITV3
Sunday 15th October 2023 11:55am ITV3
Tuesday 16th January 2024 10:15am ITV3

Cast & crew

David Jason Pop Larkin
Pam Ferris Ma Larkin
Catherine Zeta-Jones Mariette
Philip Franks Cedric "Charley" Charlton
Kika Mirylees Angela Snow
Ian Tucker Montgomery
Christina Giles Petunia
Katherine Giles Zinnia
Stephanie Ralph Victoria
Ross Marriott Oscar
Abigail Rokison Primrose
Daisy-May Bates John Blenheim
Guest cast
Phillada Sewell Mrs. Meredith
Robert Lang Captain Broadbent
Tyler Butterworth Reverend Candy
Jack Chissick Russell
David Battley Norman
Alan Ford Danvers
Norman Mills Auctioneer
Writing team
H.E. Bates Writer
Richard Harris Writer (Adapted By)
Production team
David Giles Director
Peter Norris Producer
Vernon Lawrence Executive Producer
Richard Bates Executive Producer
David Noble Associate Producer
Michael Parkinson Editor
Alan Davis Production Designer
Malcolm Drury Casting Director
Brian Castle Costume Designer
Peter Jackson Director of Photography
Alyson Leeming Make-up Designer
Pip Burley Composer
Barrie Guard Composer
Ian Morley 1st Assistant Director

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