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      Season 1 – The Larkins

      2021 Comedy Drama History List
      Reviews 78% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score An adaptation of the classic novel "The Darling Buds of May" by H.E. Bates that follows the warm-hearted, wheeler-dealing adventures of the Larkin family in the idyllic Kent countryside. Read More Read Less

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Oct 10, 2021 In Which We Meet the Larkin Family There is excitement at the approaching May Day Fair and new blood in the village; but Mariette has bombshell news and the tax man comes calling, so the Larkins' future is looking far from rosy. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 17, 2021 In Which the Larkins Woo Charley the Tax Man With their wit, charm and a little bit of cunning, the Larkins woo Charley the tax man; Mariette agrees to put her plans on hold and stay for the summer, but with the arrival of Charley and Tom Fisher, her heart is pulled in many directions. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 24, 2021 In Which Pop and Ma Go on Holiday Ma is worried that Pop is working too hard and books a weekend in Margate, leaving Charley and Mariette to mind the kids; Margate, however, threatens to be a let-down; but with Ma's and Pop's glasses always half full, adventures await them. Details Episode 3 Aired Apr 9, 2023 Catastrophe An adaptation of the classic novel "The Darling Buds of May" by H.E. Bates that follows the warm-hearted, wheeler-dealing adventures of the Larkin family in the idyllic Kent countryside. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 31, 2021 In Which the Larkins Rescue the Railways Station News reaches Pop that the train station is to close, so with the help of the reluctant Miss Chand and the villagers, Pop seizes the opportunity to save the railway and make money too; Mariette fights with Pauline, and Charley makes a big decision. Details Episode 5 Aired Nov 7, 2021 In Which Ma's Sister Bertha Comes to Visit The Larkins have visitors they would rather avoid; there is tension between Mariette and Charley, Alec Norman is up to his old dirty tricks and the truth about Tom Fisher's plans emerge. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 14, 2021 In Which the Larkins are Determined to Convince Mariette to Stay The Larkins go to extreme lengths to convince Mariette not to leave for France; the glamorous Angela Snow arrives and sets tongues wagging, adding extra fuel to gossip started by the Normans; Pop and Ma have champagne-worthy news. Details Next
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      Previous Deborah Ross The Mail on Sunday (UK) There is something quite lazy and complacent about it. 2/5 Jan 6, 2022 Full Review Sean O'Grady Independent (UK) Jaded, hackneyed, lazy programming, it's far from perfick. 1/5 Jan 6, 2022 Full Review Ed Cumming Independent (UK) This isn't a rural idyll but a dystopia, a kind of Kentish Truman Show in which none of the characters progress or escape. Worse than that, they have a baby farting as a recurrent gag. 2/5 Dec 29, 2021 Full Review Joel Keller Decider The Larkins is a good-natured bit of British comfort TV that is a great antidote to the heaviness of most current dramas. Dec 29, 2021 Full Review Next
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      Previous Patricia M I am culturally conservative but love creative artistry and thought it was wonderful. From the script to the casting and visual fun it is so well done. Not only binge worthy but easy to rewatch. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/02/23 Full Review Anthony N Funny without being unkind. Wholesome without being boring. Uplifting without being trite. This is one of the best new (to me) shows streaming on AcornTV and I absolutely love it. My dad just passed and this was the perfect pick-me-up to remind me "hey, the world's alright." Makes me think of Shameless meets Grantchester, but without the murder, trauma, or dysfunction, haha! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/14/23 Full Review Tom T Loved this series on AcornTV. Happy to see Season 2 being released now, but not so glad to see it won't be picked up for a 3rd season. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/10/23 Full Review Qienna It doesn't really bring anything new to the table but that's not really why we're watching it, is it? It's a nice bit of nostalgia at a slightly more realistic pace than the Darling Buds of May with the villagers showing a little more character. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/28/22 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Andy De Emmony
      Executive Producer
      Sophie Clarke-Jervoise, Ben Farrell, Charlotte Lewis, Simon Nye, Toby Stevens, Bradley Walsh
      Screenwriter
      Simon Nye, Abigail Wilson
      Network
      ITV
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama, History
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date
      Oct 10, 2021
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