A new adaptation of the classic novel The Darling Buds of May by H.E. Bates following the warm-hearted, wheeler-dealing adventures of the iconic Larkin family in the idyllic Kent countryside.
Cast: Bradley Walsh, Joanna Scanlan, Sabrina Bartlett, Tok Stephen, Liam Middleton, Francesca Wilson Waterworth, Bradley Wj Miller, Natalie Mitson, Tony Gardner, Timmika Ramsay, Davina Coleman, Rosie Coleman, Lydia Page, Lola Shepelev, Amelia Bullmore, Peter Davison, Stephen Hagan, Robert Eades
With the imminent arrival of her sister, Ma is beside herself and cleaning like a demon.
News reaches Pop that the train station is to close. With the help of reluctant Miss Chand and villagers, Pop seizes the opportunity to save the railway - and make money along the way. Mariette fights with Pauline, and Charley makes a big decision.
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.
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 free for the summer.
There is excitement at the approaching May Day Fair, but Mariette drops a bombshell and the tax man comes calling.