The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993)
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A Breath of French Air: Part 1 

The whole family go on holiday to France, a holiday which gets off to a bad start. However, when the family car is seen to have a crest on it, it is assumed that they are titled nobility. ... See full summary »

Director:

David Giles

Writers:

H.E. Bates (novels), Robert Banks Stewart (adaptation)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Jason ... Pop Larkin
Pam Ferris ... Ma Larkin
Philip Franks Philip Franks ... Charley
Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Mariette (as Catherine Zeta Jones)
Anna Massey ... Mlle. Antoinette Dupont
Charles Kay ... Monsieur Eugène Mollet
Kika Mirylees ... Angela Snow
Judy Clifton Judy Clifton ... Iris Snow
Geoffrey Greenhill Geoffrey Greenhill ... Gerard Brisson
Peter Symonds ... Monsieur Gammelin
Marilyn Taylerson Marilyn Taylerson ... Madame Gammelin
Phil Rowlands Phil Rowlands ... Auctioneer (as Philip Rowlands)
Philip Wilde Philip Wilde ... Attendant
Mitzi McKenzie Mitzi McKenzie ... Cordelia
Doc O'Brien Doc O'Brien ... Maurice
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Storyline

The whole family go on holiday to France, a holiday which gets off to a bad start. However, when the family car is seen to have a crest on it, it is assumed that they are titled nobility. Mademoiselle Dupont, the pension's owner, calls Pop 'Milord' and gives him and Ma her bedroom. Even the grumpy receptionist is respectful. Primrose, the second eldest daughter, falls for local boy Marc-Antoine but Charley is annoyed to see his wife cavorting with skimpily clad French hunks on the beach. Written by don @ minifie-1

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beach | hotel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

5 May 1991 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

During the French "pardon" (the procession through the streets) the choir are singing French words to the tune normally associated with Amazing Grace. See more »

Quotes

Pop Larkin: All right, sweetheart?
Primrose: Don't look now, but there's a boy watching me.
Ma Larkin: What, darling?
Primrose: He's over there.
[they look, he aims his telescope in another direction]
Ma Larkin: He seems a nice sort of boy, Primrose.
Primrose: No, he's not. He's rude. He keeps pointing that telescope at me all the time. You see? I hate him! And he wears glasses!
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Connections

References Gigi (1958) See more »

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