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.

Press clippings

The community raising thousands of pounds to buy the pub used in The Larkins

500-year-old pub The Swan in Kent featured in ITV1's The Larkins.

ITV, 27th December 2023

Bradley Walsh 'doesn't have the time' to film new season of The Larkins

At the beginning of the month, it was reported that The Larkins is facing the axe amid a rating slump and the departure of star Sabrina Bartlett.

Zara Woodcock, The Mirror, 10th January 2023

The Larkins facing the axe after just two series as it loses 2million viewers

The second series' opener was watched by 2.9million people - compared with 4.8million for the first episode of the first series in 2021.

Laura Armstrong, The Sun, 31st December 2022

The Larkins review

A mystery fit for a Time Lord - why is The Larkins so unfunny?

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 21st November 2022

The Larkins review

The Larkins is nothing less than the murder of a national treasure.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 17th October 2022

The Larkins, Episode 1 review

A charming escape into HE Bates's bucolic fantasy.

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 16th October 2022

The Larkins' Bradley Walsh shares "problem" he has with playing Pop

"The problem I do have playing him is I keep a lot of my stuff about my person, and I've got pockets in my trousers, there's pockets in my waistcoats, there's pockets in my jackets. Inside pockets in my jackets, so I've got about a dozen pockets, so if I put my glasses away, or put my pen away, I spend most of the day trying to find where everything is!"

James Hibbs, Radio Times, 13th October 2022

The Larkins' Joanna Scanlan teases "cataclysmic" events

Scanlan hinted at what's in store for the family in the new season.

James Hibbs, Radio Times, 13th October 2022

Bradley Walsh spotted filming for The Larkins in Canterbury

Filming is already underway for the six new episodes and will take place throughout the summer in Kent.

Adam McGroarty, Kent Live, 29th May 2022

Pictured: The Larkins newcomer Morgana Robinson

The Larkins newcomer Morgana Robinson put on a fashionable display as she joined Joanna Scanlan to shoot scenes in the Kent countryside on Thursday.

Kate Dennett, Daily Mail, 19th May 2022

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