Monday, September 28, 2015


"I thought being a farmer's wife was going to be all 'Darling Buds Of May'."
Karen Pryor

From Wikipedia:

'The Darling Buds of May' is a British comedy drama first broadcast between 7 April 1991 and 4 April 1993. It is an adaptation of H. E. Bates' novel "The Darling Buds of May", published in 1958, and its sequels.

It was produced by Yorkshire Television for the ITV network. It is set in an idyllic rural 1950s Kent, among a large, boisterous family, the Larkins.  Yorkshire TV called it a drama but audiences and critics have generally
considered it a comedy/drama.

From what I can gather from the IMDb, there haven't been any other Zonks pertaining to 'The Darling Buds Of May' in other TV shows.  In fact, they don't even list this one.  There is a slightly obscure one from the move "Shawn Of The Dead", but that a problem for the Cineverse.

So as far as I'm concerned, Mrs. Pryor's reference was to the series of books by H.E. Bates.  And the TV show was the "real life" of the Larkins upon which the books were based.  Should there ever be another quote like this, hopefully it will be along the lines of this one so that we can ignore the existence of a TV show.


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