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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Christmas Special - The Larkins At Christmas

The Larkins. Image shows from L to R: Montgomery Larkin (Liam Middleton), Zinnia Larkin (Davina Coleman), Mariette Larkin (Sabrina Bartlett), Victoria Larkin (Lola Shepelev), Pop Larkin (Bradley Walsh), Petunia Larkin (Rosie Coleman), Ma Larkin (Joanna Scanlan), Primrose Larkin (Lydia Page)
In this festive special, the Larkins are gearing up for Christmas, and in the village all talk is of the pantomime and an ongoing spate of burglaries. While PC Harness applies his limited gifts to finding the culprit, Mariette and Charley take their love to the next level, and Pop and Ma are overjoyed to have the pair back for Christmas...

Further details

In the village all the talk is of the pantomime and an ongoing spate of burglaries - Miss Pilchester, the Normans and Johnny Delamere are amongst the victims.

Whilst PC Harness applies his limited gifts to finding the culprit, Mariette and Charley take their love to the next level...

Pop and Ma are overjoyed to have the pair back for Christmas, but when Charley's parents arrive to meet the Larkin clan, and the entire village is left without lighting and heating following a power cut, chaos descends on the Larkins farm.

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 25th December 2021
Time
9pm
Channel
ITV1
Length
85 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 30th December 2021 11:10pm ITV1
Sunday 25th December 2022 1:35pm ITV3
Monday 25th December 2023 9:15am ITV3

Cast & crew

Cast
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
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
Zak Douglas Dudley
Geoffrey Nursey Mr Binns
Victoria Wicks Mrs Fothergill
Patrice Naiambana Mr Charlton Senior
Yetunde Oduwole Mrs Charlton
Lee Boardman Ambrose Nunn
Sarah Flind Mrs Batty
Amanda Horlock Ena Nunn
Badger Skelton Roy Nunn
Sebastian Otto Nelson Nunn
Luna Rumbelow Christine Nunn
Writing team
Simon Nye Writer
Victoria Wicks Script Consultant
Production team
Robin Sheppard 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
Jane Harrison Line Producer
Martha Lake Post Producer
William Webb Editor
Lucy Spink Production Designer
Tracey Gillham Casting Director
Darran Bragg Director of Photography
Cressida Lewis Costume Designer
Jill Stansfield Make-up Designer
Nick Green Composer
Claire Grossmith 1st Assistant Director

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