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The Darling Buds of May 

TV-PG | | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (1991–1993)
The life of the Larkin family, farmers in Kent.
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3   2   1  
1993   1992   1991  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
David Jason ...  Pop Larkin 20 episodes, 1991-1993
Pam Ferris ...  Ma Larkin 20 episodes, 1991-1993
Stephanie Ralph Stephanie Ralph ...  Victoria 19 episodes, 1991-1993
Philip Franks Philip Franks ...  Charley / ... 18 episodes, 1991-1993
Catherine Zeta-Jones ...  Mariette 18 episodes, 1991-1993
Christina Giles Christina Giles ...  Petunia 18 episodes, 1991-1993
Katherine Giles Katherine Giles ...  Zinnia 18 episodes, 1991-1993
Rachel Bell ...  Edith Pilchester 16 episodes, 1991-1993
Ross Marriott Ross Marriott ...  Oscar 9 episodes, 1991-1993
Ian Tucker Ian Tucker ...  Montgomery 13 episodes, 1991-1992
Abigail Rokison Abigail Rokison ...  Primrose 12 episodes, 1991-1993
Moray Watson ...  Brigadier 11 episodes, 1991-1993
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The life of the Larkin family, farmers in Kent.

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

David Jason knows how to milk cows, which came in handy for playing farmer Pop Larkin. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Sidney Charles 'Pop' Larkin: Sounds perfick.
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Connections

Referenced in What's Up Doc?: Episode #2.1 (1993) See more »

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A timeless idyll
28 February 2012 | by mmsbkSee 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.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1991 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Buds of May See more »

Filming Locations:

Yorkshire, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(20 episodes) | (9 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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