The Larkins. Image shows from L to R: Ada Larkins (Peggy Mount), Alf Larkins (David Kossoff). Copyright: Associated Television
The Larkins

The Larkins (1958)

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1958 - 1964
  • 40 episodes (6 series)

Early ATV sitcom starring David Kossoff and Peggy Mount as Alf and Ada Larkins, living in disorder with their son, daughter, and her American husband. Also features Ronan O'Casey, Ruth Trouncer, Hilary Bamberger, Shaun O'Riordan, Barbara Mitchell and George Roderick

The Larkins. Image shows from L to R: Joyce Rogers (Ruth Trouncer), Alf Larkins (David Kossoff), Eddie Larkins (Shaun O'Riordan), Ada Larkins (Peggy Mount), Jeff Rogers (Ronan O'Casey). Copyright: Associated Television

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1958 - 1964
Channels
ITV
Episodes
40 (6 series)
Stars
Peggy Mount, David Kossoff, Ronan O'Casey, Ruth Trouncer, Hilary Bamberger, Shaun O'Riordan, Barbara Mitchell and George Roderick
Writer
Fred Robinson
Directors
Bill Ward, Anton Kearey and Alan Tarrant
Producers
Bill Ward, Anton Kearey and Alan Tarrant
Companies

The Larkins family live in domestic disharmony at 66 Sycamore Street, somewhere in London. There's put-upon but wily husband Alf; his domineering battleaxe of a wife, Ada; their son Eddie; daughter Joyce; and her American husband, an ex-GI turned comic-book writer, Jeff.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Black and white

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 19th September 1958 at 10:15pm on ITV

Recording details

  • Alpha Television Studios and ATV Studios (Elstree)

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