Saturday, December 12, 2020

DARLING BUDS OF MAY GETTING A REMAKE IN ITV'S THE LARKINS FAMILY SERIES WITH BRADLEY WALSH, JOANNA SCANLAN! DISNEY + DEVELOPING SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON ADVENTURE SERIES

  THE LARKINS SERIES  
DARLING BUDS OF MAY REMAKE
If you loved Durrells and All Creatures Great and Small, you will be happy to hear that ITV is remaking beloved classic series The Darling Buds of May into the six episode THE LARKINS drama based on H.E. Bates'popular novels. Bradley Walsh and Joanna Scanlan will lead as
ITV will turn the book into six episode drama
the iconic fictional characters, Pop Larkin and his wife Ma.
  LARKINS 
set in the late 1950’s, is the warm story of a working class family led by the golden hearted wheeler dealer Pop Larkin and his wife Ma, together with their six children, including the beautiful Mariette (who was played by Catherine Zeta Jones in the original series). Fiercely loyal to each other and their community, each Larkin family member has a strong work ethic, alongside a disinterest in authority. In the idyllic and beautiful Kent countryside, known as the Garden of England, The Larkins have a achieved a small patch of paradise where nothing is wasted and they enjoy life to the full. There’s an overwhelming sense of plenty in their lives and a lot of joy and raucous laughter, as Ma Larkin provides a seemingly endless supply of delicious, hearty meals. Alongside their weekly battles with authority and snobbish villagers, The Larkins will follow the love story between Mariette and
Joanna Scanlan and Bradley Walsh will play the parents
village newcomer Cedric ‘Charley’ Charlton who arrives in the village as an unworldly and officious accountant from the city, there to investigate the Larkins’ tax affairs. He is soon distracted by the beautiful Mariette, with whom he falls head over heels in love. However, he quickly discovers that he has a romantic rival in the form of the handsome and mysterious Tom Fisher. Mariette, on the other hand, may have plans of her own, which don’t involve men.

  SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON  
GETTING A REMAKE AT DISNEY +
Speaking of family series remakes, Disney + has announced that  Ron Moore and Jon M. Chu are creating a TV series remake of famous SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON by Johann Wyss. The story follows a family from
The Swiss Family Robinson will become Disney + series
Switzerland who escape the Napoleonic Wars to relocate to a colony in New Guinea and their ship is attacked by pirates after which they end up on an uninhabited island. The shipwrecked family then builds a home on the deserted island!

6 comments:

  1. These both sound great! While the first one is a new story to me, I'm very familiar with the second. There is a climbing type of jungle gym in Disney World dedicate to Swiss Family Robinson as well.

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    1. The Darling Buds of May were such a beloved and sweet classic series, very relaxing, feelgood and optimistic, it was one of Catherine Zeta Jones' first roles.

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  2. You know I loved me some Durrell's, so I'll be adding the first to my list. I know I've seen Swiss Family Robinson, but I don't remember much about it. I do love the jungle gym at Disney dedicated to the film. I'll have to see who's in the remake (Disney has a way of casting people I don't love these days) before deciding to watch that one.

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    1. I think you'd really adore the original Darling Buds of May as well, find it on some of the streamers if you can, it is probably on BritBox or somewhere, it has the cosy warmth of a lazy Sunday festive morning. It reminds me of the days when the TV still had some innocence on.

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    2. I will see if I can find the original on torrent here. Sometimes it's harder for us to find older shows, but also sometimes we get lucky.

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    3. It is tough finding them on Torrents as well, especially with subs.

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