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 6 - In Which The Larkins Are Determined To Convince Mariette To Stay

The Larkins. Katy Farley (Lisa Jackson)
The Larkins dash to the railway station and manage to stall Mariette's departure to France. They convince her to stay for a donkey derby/gymkhana and cocktail party in a few days.

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The Larkins dash to the railway station and manage to stall Mariette's departure to France. They convince her to stay for a donkey derby/gymkhana and cocktail party in a few days. The pressure is on for the Larkins - this has to be a magical social event which will change Mariette's mind! Meanwhile Pop meets the glorious Angela Snow in the village, which sets tongues wagging, adding extra fuel to the Normans' gossip that Pop and Ma are philandering and Mariette has had a baby on the quiet.

The village is agog to know what the Larkins are up to so throng to the events. The donkey derby is a hilarious affair that sees Miss Pilchester bucked from her donkey and Pauline finally a winner. The gymkhana is disrupted when the disgraced Tom returns to make a point and Charley mounts a pony determined to lose his tag as one of life's lovable losers. The cocktail party is full of surprises especially when the Larkins announce that Mariette is indeed leaving but that baby Oscar will be joining the family. In the final scenes we see Mariette on the train to France but is she alone...?

Broadcast details

Sunday 14th November 2021
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 27th May 2022 9:00pm ITV3
Friday 14th October 2022 11:00pm ITV3
Sunday 30th July 2023 8:05pm 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
Angela Bain Aunt Fan
Zak Douglas Dudley
Robert Eades Amos
Georgie Glen Lady Bluff-Gore
Nicholas Le Prevost Sir George Bluff-Gore
Victoria Grove Lil
Lisa Jackson Katy Farley
Timmika Ramsay Poll Saunders
Geoffrey Nursey Mr Binns
Victoria Wicks Mrs Fothergill
Mark Frost Seth
Katherine Kingsley Angela Snow
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
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

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