The life of the Larkin family, farmers in Kent.
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Series cast summary:
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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)
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 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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David Jason claimed the cast were like one big (overfed) family that genuinely liked and looked after each other. See more »

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Sidney Charles 'Pop' Larkin: Sounds perfick.
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A timeless idyll
28 February 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I just caught some re-runs of the on ABC iviews of this and I'm struck by how completely watchable it still is. Though I have lived for many years in Australia, I'm English country born and bred and the evocation of the countryside is just wonderful ( yes, I know it's not really like DBOM all the time )

Casting is, as others have said, utterly spot on and the ludicrous anonymous 007 who preferred an American film version - which, incredibly , relocated this quintessentially English scene TO America, is simply to be ignored. As, I would think, should be the film . I wonder what HE Bates would have thought.

If you can get the books, get any and all, HE Bates was a great writer poetic, funny and profound. Not unlike Thomas Hardy only with a lighter touch.


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