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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After the show came to an end, David Jason described the wrap party as a "very jolly affair". Jason was asked by Yorkshire Television executives why he thought he could play a TV detective in the upcoming A Touch of Frost (1992). Jason felt he was being interrogated by good and bad executives. He explained the genre was extremely popular and he wanted to explore a slightly darker edge in the character of Frost, while claiming the superiority of the English approach to TV detective shows (audience attempts to solve crime in tandem with the detective) to the American attempt (audience is shown the crime and the criminal at the start of the story, and then follows the detective's trail to the guilty party). After that, Jason had convinced them. See more »

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Sidney Charles 'Pop' Larkin: This calls for a cocktail!
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A real feel good Show, Making me wish I lived there.
24 August 2004 | by (austalia) – See all my reviews

this would have to be my all time favorite show. I paid a fortune to buy the DVD'S and have them shipped to Australia. It's a show that I can watch over and over again and never tire of. I just want to pack up and immigrate to England and Kent. I find it almost hard to believe that this was a made for television family. It must truly reflect a time when things were much simpler. If I could I would transport myself right back there with the Larkin's and I to would never leave. Pam Ferris and David Jason are so convincing as MA and Pa Larkin, that I try to bring some of that into my own children's lives. A show that certainly restores my appetite and good faith ion the world.


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