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The Darling Buds of May 

The life of the Larkin family, farmers in Kent.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
David Jason ...  Pop Larkin 20 episodes, 1991-1993
Pam Ferris ...  Ma Larkin 20 episodes, 1991-1993
Stephanie Ralph Stephanie Ralph ...  Victoria 19 episodes, 1991-1993
Philip Franks Philip Franks ...  Charley 18 episodes, 1991-1993
Catherine Zeta-Jones ...  Mariette 18 episodes, 1991-1993
Christina Giles Christina Giles ...  Petunia 18 episodes, 1991-1993
Katherine Giles Katherine Giles ...  Zinnia 18 episodes, 1991-1993
Rachel Bell ...  Edith Pilchester 16 episodes, 1991-1993
Ross Marriott Ross Marriott ...  Oscar 16 episodes, 1991-1993
Ian Tucker Ian Tucker ...  Montgomery 13 episodes, 1991-1992
Abigail Rokison Abigail Rokison ...  Primrose 12 episodes, 1991-1993
Moray Watson Moray Watson ...  Brigadier 11 episodes, 1991-1993
Daisy-May Bates Daisy-May Bates ...  John Blenheim 11 episodes, 1992-1993
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The life of the Larkin family, farmers in Kent.

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1991 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Buds of May See more »

Filming Locations:

Yorkshire, England, UK See more »

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Runtime:

(20 episodes) | (9 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Location shoots were done in and around Kent in glorious Summer weather. The house had an outhouse and a Tudor barn attached. The interiors were done in the studio in Yorkshire. David Jason felt the genius of the show was blending footage from two different sources. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Sidney Charles 'Pop' Larkin: This calls for a cocktail!
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Featured in Motormouth: Episode #4.17 (1991) See more »

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Perrrrfec!
19 January 1999 | by gandalf-25See all my reviews

If there was ever a television family that I would want to be a member of, the Larkin Clan would be it. Led by Pop Larkin (David Jason), a man of unquenchable good nature who does not believe in paying taxes but is more than generous with his money (which he seems to fall backward into), they make Kent seem like the modern day garden of eden. Half of the scenes in any particular episode involve either eating or food preparation. The family liquor cabinet resembles a shrine and plays "What do you do with a drunken sailor?" each time it is opened (a frequent event).

The luckiest character of all is the tax man who is sent to find out why Pop has never paid taxes and ends up never leaving. If you knew why, you'd probably be as jealous as I am. In the frequent words of Pop Larkin...Perrrrfec!


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