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The Darling Buds of May 

The life of the Larkin family, farmers in Kent.
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Series cast summary:
Stephanie Ralph ...
Philip Franks ...
Christina Giles ...
Katherine Giles ...
 Edith Pilchester 16 episodes, 1991-1993
Ross Marriott ...
Ian Tucker ...
Abigail Rokison ...
Moray Watson ...
Daisy-May Bates ...
 John Blenheim 11 episodes, 1992-1993


The life of the Larkin family, farmers in Kent.

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Release Date:

7 April 1991 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Buds of May  »

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(20 episodes) | (9 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


David Jason described the cast as one big happy family, and working on the show as happy days. He said similar things about Only Fools and Horses.... (1981). He said the cast felt like a family off the set as well as on it, and they genuinely liked each other, so an extra degree of warmth came through because of that. See more »


[repeated line]
Sidney Charles 'Pop' Larkin: This calls for a cocktail!
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The first two episodes are a fantastic love story based on the first book.
31 December 2008 | by See 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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