Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Darling Buds of May was a British TV comedy series, based on a series of novels by H. E. Bates. The series takes place on the Kent farm of the Larkin family, where Pop Larkin holds court over a large, rambunctious brood and pays for things via the barter system. Since Mr. Larkin has never paid any income tax, he falls under the scrutiny of bumbling taxman Charley Charleton-who forgets his mission upon falling in love with Marette, the eldest Larkin daughter. If this sounds familiar, it's because Darling Buds of May was filmed by Hollywood in 1959 as The Mating Game, with Tony Randall, Debbie Reynolds and Paul Douglas. In "A Breath of French Air", Charley Charleton talks the Larkins into accompanying him to a ramshackle hotel in Brittany. Featured in the cast are David Jason, Pam Ferris, Philip French, and Catherine Zeta Jones.
family, motel, vacation