The Larkins. Image shows left to right: Pop Larkin (Bradley Walsh), Ma Larkin (Joanna Scanlan)
The Larkins

The Larkins (2021)

  • TV comedy drama
  • ITV1
  • 2021 - 2022
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

Adaptation of H.E. Bates's novels about the eccentric, rural Larkin family, starring Bradley Walsh and Joanna Scanlan. Also features Sabrina Bartlett, Tok Stephen, Peter Davison, Barney Walsh, Kriss Dosanjh and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2 - In Which The Larkins Woo Charley The Tax Man

The Larkins
Mariette has agreed to stay for the summer and with the arrival of Charley and Tom Fisher her heart is being pulled in many directions.

Further details

Mariette has agreed to stay for the summer and with the arrival of Charley and Tom Fisher her heart is being pulled in many directions. But love must take a back seat as the Larkins convince Charley that they don't need to sell the farmto pay their back tax. While Pop makes an offer to the Bluff-Gores for their country pile Mariette takes Charley for a walk in the countryside.

Alec Norman intervenes and it looks like the Larkins are in deep trouble, with Charley furious that Mariette has tried to fool him with her charms. Meanwhile Montgomery is fixing up his pram to compete in the notorious Village Pram Race but who will be his baby?

Broadcast details

Sunday 17th October 2021
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 13th May 2022 9:00pm ITV3
Tuesday 11th October 2022 10:00pm ITV3
Sunday 2nd July 2023 8:00pm ITV3

Cast & crew

Bradley Walsh Pop Larkin
Joanna Scanlan Ma Larkin
Sabrina Bartlett Mariette Larkin
Tok Stephen Cedric 'Charley' Charlton
Peter Davison Vicar
Barney Walsh PC Harness
Kriss Dosanjh Brigadier
Amelia Bullmore Miss Edith Pilchester
Seeta Indrani Miss Chand
Robert Bathurst Johnny Delamere
Stephen Hagan Tom Fisher
Francesca Wilson Waterworth Libby Fothergill
Tony Gardner Alec Norman
Selina Griffiths Norma Norman
Lydia Page Primrose Larkin
Liam Middleton Montgomery Larkin
Lola Shepelev Victoria Larkin
Davina Coleman Zinnia Larkin
Rosie Coleman Petunia Larkin
Natalie Mitson Pauline
Guest cast
Wil Johnson Old Reg
George Hannigan Jasper
Angela Bain Aunt Fan
Richard Cunningham Mr Geoff Potts
Zak Douglas Dudley
Robert Eades Amos
Georgie Glen Lady Bluff-Gore
Nicholas Le Prevost Sir George Bluff-Gore
Writing team
Simon Nye Writer
Victoria Wicks Script Consultant
Production team
Andy de Emmony Director
Serena Cullen Producer
Ben Farrell Executive Producer
Charlotte Lewis Executive Producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer
Simon Nye Executive Producer
Toby Stevens Executive Producer
Bradley Walsh Executive Producer
Jane Harrison Line Producer
Martha Lake Post Producer
Cornelius Shea Post Producer
David Head Editor
Lucy Spink Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
June Nevin Costume Designer
Darran Bragg Director of Photography
Jill Stansfield Make-up Designer
Nick Green Composer
Maisie Robinson Graphics
Claire Grossmith 1st Assistant Director


The Larkins review

The trouble is, though it rattles along at pace, it keeps veering off the path, like a wonky pram. Some of the dialogue is especially suspect.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 18th October 2021

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