The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993)
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The Happiest Days of Your Life: Part 1 

The twins go to boarding school, while Charley starts working for a brewery.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Wylton ...
Ron Waggit
Mariette (as Catherine Zeta Jones)
Philip Franks ...
Mr. Dawlish
Christina Giles ...
Katherine Giles ...
Stephanie Ralph ...
Abigail Rokison ...
Princess Zaria
Sarah Stocks ...


As the twins are disrupting the village school Pop sends them to Brockhurst College, a nearby boarding school, but it is short of cash and in need of repair and the twins run away and come home. The Larkins are having the roof mended and Primrose falls for hunky young builder Tony. Charley gets a job - thanks to Mariette's intervention - as the manager of Bristows, the local brewery to whom they plan to sell their hops. Unfortunately, the brewery, like the school, appears to be in dire financial straits. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Comedy | Drama





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28 February 1993 (UK)  »

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Did You Know?


Tim Wylton (who plays Ron Waggit) and Joanna David (who plays Miss Jimson) were reunited on screen four years after this as Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner in the TV mini series "Pride and Prejudice" (1995). See more »


Primrose: [at dinner table] I said, I don't want a birthday party.
Sidney Charles 'Pop' Larkin: Oh, come on, Primrose, you've got to have a knees-up on your sixteenth birthday. It's a big day in a young girl's life, isn't it, Ma?
[Ma nods]
Sidney Charles 'Pop' Larkin: I mean, you know, when you're sixteen, you can do all sorts of things.
[Ma gives him a look reminding him he's on dangerous territory]
Sidney Charles 'Pop' Larkin: Well, you know, you can, uh, you can, uh... you... you can... uhm...
[Ma raises her eyebrows]
Sidney Charles 'Pop' Larkin: well, you...
[clears throat]
Sidney Charles 'Pop' Larkin: You... you can get married if you want to, eh...
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at least, Primrose is back from France
9 July 2017 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

Well, with Primrose back, she might not be the Primrose of choice, but better than no Primrose at all. Catherine Zeta Jones was a whole lot better, too, has to be, it's already Season 3, and she has some reputation to live up to. All in all, another charming episode in a series brimming over with charm. The twins go to boarding school and Primrose has het sights on a new love and Charley does accounting work to make ends meet and, well, doesn't sound like much, and there isn't much, but David Janson, Pop Larkin, has the magic glue that keeps it all together.

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