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The Darling Buds of May 

TV-PG | | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (1991–1993)
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 ...  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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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(20 episodes) | (9 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the books upon which the TV-series is based, Ma and Pa Larkin had another child after Oscar; a girl called Phyllida. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Sidney Charles 'Pop' Larkin: This calls for a cocktail!
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Connections

Referenced in Motormouth: Episode #4.25 (1992) See more »

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Perfick joy
20 June 2006 | by whistlestopSee all my reviews

I love this series, it's such a feelgood programme. I really wish life could always turn out Perfick, like it does for the Larkins! What I love about them, especially Pop, is their irrepressible joy in life and ability to see the best in every situation. Pop can turn a wet miserable weekend into a joyous romp by sheer force of personality. Wonderful.

(Someone from USA said this on this comments page; "We saw an episode on TV the other day and Peter Jackson got a director credit, but I don't see him listed here or this series listed on Jackson's page. The credits show several directors and it seems to be common practice to have guest directors." I think they're thinking of a different Peter Jackson, the well-known director. The cinematography on this series was done by a Peter Jackson, which is a pretty common name I suppose.)


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