The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993)

TV Series  |   |  Comedy, Drama
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 946 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 4 critic

The life of the Larkin family, farmers in Kent.

0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 48 titles
created 18 Jun 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 24 Apr 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 08 Apr 2014
 
a list of 38 titles
created 11 May 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993)

The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Darling Buds of May.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
1993   1992   1991  
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

A Touch of Frost (TV Series 1992)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Detective Inspector Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.

Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons
Still Open All Hours (TV Series 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Having inherited the shop from his uncle, it's business as usual for Granville at Arkwright's corner shop.

Stars: Lynda Baron, James Baxter, Stephanie Cole
The Cinder Path (TV Mini-Series 1994)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Tale of a farmer's son who gets involved with two sisters, then goes to fight in the trenches in WW1.

Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lloyd Owen, Polly Adams
Diamond Geezer (TV Series 2005)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Stars: David Jason, Stephen Wight, Gary Whelan
Open All Hours (1976–1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Arkwright is a tight-fisted shop owner in Doncaster, who will stop at nothing to keep his profits high and his overheads low, even if this means harassing his nephew Granville. Arkwright's ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, David Jason, Lynda Baron
Come Rain Come Shine (TV Movie 2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Retired docker Don and his wife Dora live cautiously within their means. Their daughter Joanne, a single parent, struggles to make ends meet but their property developer son David has a ... See full summary »

Director: David Drury
Stars: David Jason, Alison Steadman, Shaun Evans
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Classic comedy following the misadventures of two Wheeler Dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires.

Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack
The Piglet Files (1990–1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

While taking a walk, Peter Chapman and his wife, Sarah, are followed by two bungling spies, Dexter and Lewis, who find it difficult to take photos of their quarry. Peter, an Electronics ... See full summary »

Stars: Louise Catt, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Serena Evans
Blue Juice (1995)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

JC is at the end of his Twenties and is living with his girlfriend Chloe in a small coastal town in England. He is a surfer legend and some day, three of his friends show up, including ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Prechezer
Stars: Sean Pertwee, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ewan McGregor
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A member of the English upper class dies, leaving his estate and his business to an American, whom he thinks is his son who was lost as a baby and then found again. An Englishman who thinks... See full summary »

Director: Robert Young
Stars: Eric Idle, Rick Moranis, Barbara Hershey
The Play on One (1988–1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Various plays from each of the home nations.

Stars: Kenneth Cranham, Tom Watson, Susan Wooldridge
A Bit of a Do (TV Mini-Series 1989)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This series was set in a fictional Yorkshire town and based on the books by David Nobbs, the creator of Reginald Perrin and Henry Pratt. Each episode took place at a different social ... See full summary »

Stars: David Jason, Gwen Taylor, Nicola Pagett
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Pop Larkin (20 episodes, 1991-1993)
...
 Ma Larkin (20 episodes, 1991-1993)
Stephanie Ralph ...
 Victoria (19 episodes, 1991-1993)
Philip Franks ...
 Charley (18 episodes, 1991-1993)
...
 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)
Edit

Storyline

The life of the Larkin family, farmers in Kent.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 April 1991 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Buds of May  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(20 episodes) | (9 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

John Blenheim's full name: John Marlborough Churchill Blenheim Charlton. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Sidney Charles 'Pop' Larkin: Sounds perfick.
See more »

Connections

Featured in 50 Greatest Families (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Episode I can't find dwadfish
How did it end? HayleyP99
Over doing it Lega
Pa Larkin panto-1
Zinnia and Petunia Velma94
A LITTLE OF WHAT YOU FANCY... johndeansmarshallcgli200
Discuss The Darling Buds of May (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page