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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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3   2   1  
1993   1992   1991  
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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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The writers ensured the relationship between Pop and Ma Larkin was at the center of the drama. David Jason described them as "loving, cheeky, generous, trusting". See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in Motormouth: Episode #4.17 (1991) See more »

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The first two episodes are a fantastic love story based on the first book.
31 December 2008 | by robertduncanmartinSee all my reviews

This is a reply to Annoymous-007 who considered the film better than the TV Series. Does this person know that the the film relocated the original setting from Kent to the United States of America. The TV Series was based on the actual books and filmed where they were set. Annonymous-007 has missed the point - the theme of novels is the rejection of control and the concept of Romanticism and the free individual. That is why HE Bates alluded to the idea of Marriette being pregnant at the start of the first story (which she is not). There is a great connection to Jane Austen and the Brontes in the opening episodes, based on the first book: this is indeed a love story worthy of mention alongside Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre.


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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

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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