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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7 April 1991 (UK)  »

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Buds of May  »

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David Jason claimed the role of Pop Larkin made a few unusual demands on him. His car was really an old Army vehicle, painted up to look like a Rolls Royce. He described driving it as "largely unrelated to what we generally think of as driving these days. It had a crash gearbox, with a lever that virtually tore your shoulder out of its socket, and steering which provided a comprehensive upper-body workout." See more »

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[repeated line]
Sidney Charles 'Pop' Larkin: Sounds perfick.
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The first two episodes are a fantastic love story based on the first book.
31 December 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – 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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