The Larkins. Image shows from L to R: Pop Larkin (Bradley Walsh), Ma Larkin (Joanna Scanlan).

The Larkins (2021)

ITV comedy drama about rural life. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2021. Stars Bradley Walsh, Joanna Scanlan, Sabrina Bartlett, Tok Stephen and others.

Next new episode is on Sunday at 8pm. Episode 3
Catch-up on Episode 2 on ITV Hub

Press Clippings

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

The Larkins is British TV at its insipid worst

ITV's dismal adaptation of The Darling Buds Of May paints a delusional picture of the nation's own identity. Louis Chilton asks whether the UK television industry is heading for disaster with its unwillingness to portray Britain as it truly is.

Louis Chilton, The Independent, 13th October 2021

The Larkins review

Darling Buds Of May reboot is a warm comfort pudding.

Carol Midgley, The Times, 11th October 2021

The Larkins review

Never mind the all-star cast. Every eye was on the relative unknown, as Sabrina Bartlett took on the mantle of Mariette, the original Darling Bud Of May.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 11th October 2021

The Larkins review

There's nothing 'perfick' about this clumsy remake.

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 10th October 2021

The Larkins review

ITV remake is the perfick warm hug we desperately need on Sunday nights.

Charlotte Manning, Metro, 10th October 2021

The Larkins review

Ian Hyland says ITV's The Larkins is not stuck in the past but has been revived to have a modern feel with plenty of diversity - that's the next five Sunday nights sorted.

Ian Hyland, The Mirror, 10th October 2021

The Larkins review

It is the kind of production that the new secretary of state for culture, Nadine "Mad Nad" Dorries would greatly approve of, mainly because it is precisely the kind of opioid atavistic tosh she churns out in her novels. It's a sort of Brexit Television, set in a post-war green and pleasant England that never was and never will be, but for which so many feel an overwhelming nostalgia (and so much so that they're prepared to vote in their millions for a better yesterday).

Sean O'Grady, The Independent, 10th October 2021

The Larkins review

Bradley Walsh is a perfick Pop in ITV's Darling Buds Of May reboot.

Helen Daly, Radio Times, 10th October 2021

Sabrina Bartlett can't wait to appear in The Larkins

Sabrina Bartlett can't wait to reprise Catherine Zeta Jones's iconic role in Darling Buds reboot The Larkins.

With a thick mane of dark hair and girl-next-door looks, Sabrina is a double for Catherine when she first appeared in The Darling Buds Of May 30 years ago.

Rod McPhee, The Sun, 8th October 2021