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.

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Series 1, Episode 3 - In Which Pop And Ma Go On Holiday

The Larkins. Image shows from L to R: Ma Larkin (Joanna Scanlan), Pop Larkin (Bradley Walsh)
Ma, worried that Pop is working too hard, books a weekend in Margate, where they meet a young couple who don't appear to be too happy on the eve of their own weeding. Back at home, Tom takes Mariette out on a date.

Further details

Ma, worried that Pop is working too hard, books a weekend in Margate. Charley (now fully ensconced in the Larkin household) and Mariette are left to mind the kids and sort out the new (huge and ghastly) TV aerial which is being delivered by the wily Wilf.

Meantime Tom Fisher is making his move and asks Mariette on a date, much to Charley's chagrin. Margate is a bit of a let-down but Ma and Pop do their best to cheer up a wedding party in their hotel and end up rescuing the newlyweds from their controlling mothers. Ma and Pop then have a lovely time on the beach eating ice creams and paddling in the sea but when Ma tries out her new tangerine swimsuit Pop has to rescue her, and her dignity, from the sea.

Meanwhile things aren't going too well on Tom and Mariette's date as Pauline (Mariette's bĂȘte noir) is determined to put an end to the romance. Ma and Pop return home pleased to be back with the family they know and love.

Broadcast details

Sunday 24th October 2021
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 20th May 2022 8:00pm ITV3
Wednesday 12th October 2022 10:00pm ITV3
Sunday 9th July 2023 8:00pm ITV3
Sunday 31st March 2024 4:00am ITV1

Cast & crew

Bradley Walsh Pop Larkin
Joanna Scanlan Ma Larkin
Sabrina Bartlett Mariette Larkin
Tok Stephen Cedric 'Charley' Charlton
Peter Davison Vicar
Amelia Bullmore Miss Edith Pilchester
Stephen Hagan Tom Fisher
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
Matthew Ashforde Wilf
Connor Finch Kenny
Dave Johns Margate Porter
Piper Leigh Xanthe
Cathy Murphy Glenda
Rebecca Saire Duchess
Paul Tylak Dr Leagrave
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
William Webb 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

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