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"The Darling Buds of May" (1991) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1991-1993

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1 | 2 | 3
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Plot:
The life of the Larkin family, farmers in Kent.
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User Reviews:
The first two episodes are a fantastic love story based on the first book. See more (17 total) »

Cast

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David Jason ... Pop Larkin (20 episodes, 1991-1993)

Pam Ferris ... Ma Larkin (20 episodes, 1991-1993)
Stephanie Ralph ... Victoria (19 episodes, 1991-1993)
Philip Franks ... Charley (18 episodes, 1991-1993)

Catherine Zeta-Jones ... 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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Series Directed by
David Giles (7 episodes, 1991-1993)
Robert Tronson (6 episodes, 1991-1993)
Rodney Bennett (4 episodes, 1991-1993)
Steve Goldie (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Writing credits
H.E. Bates (20 episodes, 1991-1993)
Richard Harris (7 episodes, 1991-1992)
Bob Larbey (4 episodes, 1991)
Paul Wheeler (4 episodes, 1993)
Robert Banks Stewart (2 episodes, 1991)
Barry Devlin (2 episodes, 1993)

Series Produced by
Richard Bates .... executive producer / producer (20 episodes, 1991-1993)
Vernon Lawrence .... executive producer (20 episodes, 1991-1993)
David Leonard .... assistant producer (13 episodes, 1991-1992)
Peter Norris .... producer (7 episodes, 1991-1992)
Simon Lewis .... producer (7 episodes, 1992-1993)
David Noble .... associate producer (5 episodes, 1991-1993)
Robert Banks Stewart .... producer (4 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Original Music by
Barrie Guard (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Cinematography by
Peter Jackson (20 episodes, 1991-1993)
 
Series Film Editing by
David Aspinall (9 episodes, 1991-1993)
Michael Parkinson (4 episodes, 1992)
Ian Mallett (2 episodes, 1991)
Peter Taylor (2 episodes, 1991)
Jon Gregory (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Casting by
Malcolm Drury (5 episodes, 1991-1993)
Sue Jackson (2 episodes, 1991)
Gérard Moulévrier (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Production Design by
Alan Davis (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Charlie Kershaw (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Costume Design by
Brian Castle (3 episodes, 1992-1993)

Janice Marsden (unknown episodes, 1992)
 
Series Makeup Department
Cherry West .... makeup designer (3 episodes, 1992-1993)

Jill Rogerson .... makeup artist (unknown episodes, 1992)
Alison Twist .... makeup assistant (unknown episodes, 1992)
Pamela Fox .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
David Noble .... production manager (1 episode, 1993)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christa Feldhaus .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
John Heaton .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Ian Morley .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1992)
Gill Hinchcliffe .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Art Department
Dave Procter .... property master (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Michael Speight .... production buyer (3 episodes, 1992-1993)

Bob Bayne .... production buyer (unknown episodes)
Lou Beaumont .... assistant designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Lee Corbett .... sound recordist / sound (20 episodes, 1991-1993)
Steve Haynes .... dubbing mixer (20 episodes, 1991-1993)
Roy Lafbery .... dubbing editor (11 episodes, 1991-1993)
Sheba Casey .... boom operator / sound (8 episodes, 1992-1993)
Alan Willis .... dubbing editor (7 episodes, 1991-1993)
Jim Ranyard .... boom operator (6 episodes, 1991)
Richard Skelton .... dubbing editor (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Special Effects by
Richard Van Den Bergh .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Roy Alon .... stunt arranger (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Darren Miller .... focus puller (14 episodes, 1991-1993)
Kevin Binns .... grip (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Dave Carey .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
David Carey .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Mal Irwin .... chargehand electrician (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Andrew McDonnell .... clapper loader (3 episodes, 1992-1993)

Michael Plant .... assistant camera (unknown episodes, 1992)
 
Series Editorial Department
Ian Mortimer .... telecine colorist (2 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Location Management
Pascal Lemaitre .... location manager (2 episodes, 1991)
Fiona Black .... location manager (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Menzies Kennedy .... location manager (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Music Department
Pip Burley .... composer: title theme (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Other crew
Anton Darby .... stage manager (8 episodes, 1992-1993)
Ben Rothwell .... unit assistant (7 episodes, 1992)
Karen Worley .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 1992-1993)
Paul Peppiate .... title designer (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Sarah Cockcroft .... continuity (3 episodes, 1993)
June McDonald .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1992)

Stewart Barlow .... unit assistant (unknown episodes)
Liz Waddell .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
51 min (20 episodes) | UK:100 min (9 episodes)
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Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:G (some episodes) | New Zealand:PG (DVD) | UK:PG
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Trivia:
The rights to the H.E. Bates stories are held by Evensford Productions Ltd (1965).See more »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Sidney Charles 'Pop' Larkin:This calls for a cocktail!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in 50 Greatest Families (2008) (TV)See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The first two episodes are a fantastic love story based on the first book., 31 December 2008
Author: robertduncanmartin from United Kingdom

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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