The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993)

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The life of the Larkin family, farmers in Kent.

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 Pop Larkin (20 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Ma Larkin (20 episodes, 1991-1993)
Stephanie Ralph ...
 Victoria (19 episodes, 1991-1993)
Philip Franks ...
 Charley (18 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Mariette (18 episodes, 1991-1993)
Christina Giles ...
 Petunia (18 episodes, 1991-1993)
Katherine Giles ...
 Zinnia (18 episodes, 1991-1993)
Rachel Bell ...
 Edith Pilchester (16 episodes, 1991-1993)
Ross Marriott ...
 Oscar (16 episodes, 1991-1993)
Ian Tucker ...
 Montgomery (13 episodes, 1991-1992)
Abigail Rokison ...
 Primrose (12 episodes, 1991-1993)
Moray Watson ...
 Brigadier (11 episodes, 1991-1993)
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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7 April 1991 (UK)  »

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Buds of May  »

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H.E. Bates took the title from William Shakespeare's Sonnet 18: "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate; Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date". See more »

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[repeated line]
Sidney Charles 'Pop' Larkin: This calls for a cocktail!
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Referenced in Shaun of the Dead (2004) See more »

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Faithful adaptation
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Big relief here that Bates's modern classic has not only survived its transition to the big screen but has actually been enhanced by it. It's difficult to find anything in this made-for-television adaptation that is at odds with the book of the same name. The characters are well cast, in particular David Jason as Pop Larkin and Pam Ferris as Ma, who live life with abandonment and cavalier disregard for society's expectations. The conversion of Charlie, a most challenging task in story and film, is accomplished with care and precision, Catherine Zeta Jones as Mariette providing the required enticement. This is a highly entertaining and deeply satisfying adaptation, and richly captures the life of post-war Britain. Perfick!


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