The Darling Buds of May (1991)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Domestic Comedy  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Based on the comic novels of H. E. Bates, the British TV sitcom Darling Buds of May originally ran from 1991 to 1993. The basic storyline concerned the Larkin family of Kent, overseen by Pop Larkin, a warm-hearted gent who tends to be careless when it comes to paying taxes. Internal revenue agent Charley Charleton arrives on the Larkin farm to take a look at Pop's books, only to end up falling in love with Manette, the eldest Larkin girl. In "When the Green Woods Laugh", Charley and Manette are just about to head for the altar. Pop Larkin is supposed to give the bride away; thing of it is, where's Pop? David Jason, Pam Ferris, Philip French and Catherine Zeta Jones star in this farcical endeavor. Darling Buds of May was earlier adapted for the screen by Hollywood as The Mating Game (1959).



con/scam, family, marriage, wedding