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The Darling Buds of May paints an idyllic picture of 1950's rural England as seen through the lives of the Larkins, a farm family living in Kent. The show revolves around Pa Larkin (David Jason), a man of a kind and mischievous nature with a penchant for getting into scrapes and talking his way out of them with equal equanimity; and his daughters (including Catherine Zeta-Jones, in the role that launched her career), as they deal with growing up and discovering the joys and sorrows of young love.

Cast: Edith Pilchester - Rachel Bell; Victoria - Stephanie Ralph; Angela Snow - Kika Mirylees; Tom Sargent - Steve Brand; Ma Larkin - Pam Ferris; Charley - Philip Franks; Mariette - Catherine Zeta Jones; Pop Larkin - David Jason; Primrose - Abigail Romison; Petunia - Christina Giles; Montgomery - Ian Tucker; Zinnia - Katherine Giles; Brigadier - Moray Watson;

Network: ITV (United Kingdom)
Premiered: 07.April.1991
Status: Ended