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 2, Episode 1 - Bad Neighbours

The Larkins. Image shows left to right: Pinkie Jerebohm (Morgana Robinson), Mr Jerebohm (Julian Rhind-Tutt)
Pop accepts a lucrative offer that he can't refuse. New neighbours the Jerebohms host a hilariously dire dinner party - will they become friends or foes of the Larkins? Adventures and romance blossom for Primrose.

Series 2 overview

Pop, Ma and their many children including Baby Oscar are preparing for another riotous school holidays. Only Mariette is missing, zigzagging across Europe on her honeymoon with Charley.

Primrose is leaving school and planning a career as a journalist. With Ma's help she lands a job at The Mid Kent Times. She's also looking for love which comes in the handsome shape of Rev Candy, arriving in the parish much to the chagrin of gnarled old Vicar who is determined to exploit his new housemate.

The other newcomers are Pinkie Jerebohm, her waspish husband and their two dreadful children. They are determined to buy crumbling mansion Bluff Court from Pop Larkin but then regret paying such a high price. When Pop won't give them a refund the Jerebohms vow revenge... First by taking up shooting, increasingly loudly and then, with the help of Alec Norman, by entrapping Pop.

Other highlights of the series are several tumultuous gatherings of our village regulars including Pop-fanatic Miss Pilchester and local VIP Johnny Delamere. They include a barbecue, wheelbarrow race, funfair, and a mass christening in a swimming pool - all held on the Larkins' sunkissed Kent farm. Then the return from their honeymoon

Episode 1: Bad Neighbours

Pop Larkin hustles himself an offer he can't refuse from Pinkie and Mr Jerebohm for the huge crumbling mansion next door. It's a lucrative deal and there's enough profit to start building a swimming pool. Ma and Pop struggle to warm to their new neighbours after a hilariously dire dinner party at the big house. And despite the Larkins' typically upbeat efforts, it goes downhill from there, as the Jerebohms reach for their guns, are humiliated by Pop, and declare war.

Primrose is about to leave school and is set on a career as a journalist. She's also falling in love with the Rev Candy, newly arrived and locking horns with the tricky old Vicar. Primrose fearlessly asks the heavenly Reverend out and is shocked when he turns her down, but she's not giving up.

Broadcast details

Sunday 16th October 2022
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 28th January 2024 8:00pm ITV3
Sunday 4th February 2024 8:00pm ITV3
Saturday 11th May 2024 3:00am ITV1

Cast & crew

Bradley Walsh Pop Larkin
Joanna Scanlan Ma Larkin
Peter Davison Vicar
Barney Walsh PC Harness
Kriss Dosanjh Brigadier
Amelia Bullmore Miss Edith Pilchester
Seeta Indrani Miss Chand
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
Natalie Mitson Pauline
Maxim Ays Reverend Ian Candy
Julian Rhind-Tutt Cuthbert Jerebohm
Morgana Robinson Phyllis 'Pinkie' Jerebohm
Summer Miller Zinnia Larkin
Sienna Miller Petunia Larkin
Lucy Allix Blanche Jerebohm
Hector Bateman-Harden Gilbert Jerebohm
Guest cast
Arthur Devoy Baby Oscar
David Langham Berndt
Richard Sandling Ivor
Writing team
Simon Nye Writer
Victoria Wicks Script Consultant
Production team
Andy de Emmony Director
Serena Cullen Producer
Ben Farrell Executive Producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise Executive Producer
Simon Nye Executive Producer
Toby Stevens Executive Producer
Bradley Walsh Executive Producer
Andy de Emmony Executive Producer
Paula Watkins Line Producer
William Webb Editor
Richard Drew Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Cressida Lewis Costume Designer
Matt Wicks Director of Photography
Jill Stansfield Make-up Designer
Nick Green Composer
Louis Bailey Graphics
Claire Grossmith 1st Assistant Director

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