The Larkins. Image shows from L to R: Pop Larkin (Bradley Walsh), Ma Larkin (Joanna Scanlan).

The Larkins (2021)

ITV comedy drama about rural life. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2021. Stars Bradley Walsh, Joanna Scanlan, Sabrina Bartlett, Tok Stephen and others.

Next new episode is on Sunday at 8pm. Episode 3
Catch-up on Episode 2 on ITV Hub

Pop Larkin

Played by: Bradley Walsh
The Larkins. Pop Larkin (Bradley Walsh).

The ultimate life and soul of the party. Heart of gold, always wanting to bring out the best in people, never judges, generous. But don't cross him because he won't let it lie.

Ma Larkin

Played by: Joanna Scanlan
The Larkins. Ma Larkin (Joanna Scanlan).

Fun, earth mother, not to be crossed especially when it comes to her children. She loves her husband, her community and hates
snobbery and bullying - if she witnesses it she'll definitely call it out.

Mariette Larkin

Played by: Sabrina Bartlett
The Larkins. Mariette Larkin (Sabrina Bartlett).

Soulful, beautiful, lustrous. Effortlessly cool. Longing to launch into the big wide world and shrugs off male admirers left, right and centre.

Cedric 'Charley' Charlton

Played by: Tok Stephen
The Larkins. Cedric 'Charley' Charlton (Tok Stephen).

Tries to look older and act more serious but comes across as nervy. Works at the Office of the Inspector of Taxes - stays with the Larkins and falls in love with Mariette. He's determined to win her affections despite the stiff competition.


Played by: Peter Davison
The Larkins. Vicar (Peter Davison).

Sweary vicar who likes to gossip, have a drink, and the odd ciggie. Lacking in loyalty of any kind, but very much part of the village furniture.


Played by: Kriss Dosanjh
The Larkins. Brigadier (Kriss Dosanjh).

Delightful old stoic, retired Indian army officer, struggling on a pension. Lives with his sister Miss Chand. Sweet, kind and has
at times a wicked sense of humour. Loves Britain and the British.

Miss Edith Pilchester

Played by: Amelia Bullmore
The Larkins. Miss Edith Pilchester (Amelia Bullmore).

A middle-aged spinster on endless village committees but lonely and unfulfilled. Tweedy make-do-and-mend look. Lives alone at Bonny Banks. Feeling the pinch but game for anything, especially if encouraged by Pop whom she adores.

Miss Chand

Played by: Seeta Indrani
The Larkins. Miss Chand (Seeta Indrani).

Snobbish, fiery and fierce. Anglo-Indian, sister of the Brigadier. Bossy head teacher of the village school. Born in India, been here a
while but regrets coming. Is a friend of Norma Norman.

Johnny Delamere

Played by: Robert Bathurst
The Larkins. Johnny Delamere (Robert Bathurst).

A vain actor with an extensive repertoire of anecdotes. The go-to local celebrity but less successful than he thinks. Comperes the May Day auction, and the Straw Man Race - anything for a free sherry.

Tom Fisher

Played by: Stephen Hagan
The Larkins. Tom Fisher (Stephen Hagan).

A smooth charmer with an edge - who is ultimately caught out. He's a handsome newcomer to the village and wants to develop and expand the village. Rather taken by Mariette - he doesn't hide his interest and offers her a job. Progressive and believes
in the benefits of change.

Alec Norman

Played by: Tony Gardner
The Larkins. Alec Norman (Tony Gardner).

Pop's nemesis. Prissy in a blazer. He's a commuter with class pretentions but little more than a jumped-up cad. Jealous of his popularity, he can't stand Pop and is determined to make him suffer.

Norma Norman

Played by: Selina Griffiths
The Larkins. Norma Norman (Selina Griffiths).

Alec's doggedly supportive wife who is a bit prissy, serious and humourless. She and Ma don't see eye to eye.

Primrose Larkin

Played by: Lydia Page
The Larkins. Primrose Larkin (Lydia Page).

16 years old, brainy and worships Mariette. Primrose fancies herself in love with Eddie at the fairground. She's a self-conscious Larkin but also extremely attuned to the politics of the adult world.

Montgomery Larkin

Played by: Liam Middleton
The Larkins. Montgomery Larkin (Liam Middleton).

13 years old and the only son in the Larkins family, for now. He adores his dad and is a dab hand with a paint brush. Keen to compete and win the village Pram Race.

Victoria Larkin

Played by: Lola Shepelev
The Larkins. Victoria Larkin (Lola Shepelev).

11 years old, practical and never happier than when fixing something. She's quiet, preferring to communicate in grunts. A genius with mechanics.

Zinnia Larkin

Played by: Davina Coleman
The Larkins. Image shows from L to R: Petunia Larkin (Rosie Coleman), Zinnia Larkin (Davina Coleman).

One of the 8 years old identical twin girls. Lively, fearless and often calamitous!

Petunia Larkin

Played by: Rosie Coleman
The Larkins. Image shows from L to R: Petunia Larkin (Rosie Coleman), Zinnia Larkin (Davina Coleman).

Like her twin sister, she is loving and kind and gentle to all animals.


Played by: Natalie Mitson
The Larkins. Pauline (Natalie Mitson).

Sultry, tanned & tough. Former friend of Mariette - now rivals. Serves behind the bar in the Inn. Rides a Vesper and is a man eater.