Friday, October 1, 2021

ITV CASTS HANNAH WADDINGHAM AND OTHERS IN TOM JONES EPIC TV SERIES AND UNVEILS AIRING DATE AND TRAILER FOR LARKINS FAMILY TV SERIES BASED ON DARLING BUDS OF MAY

   TOM JONES TV SERIES 
ADS HANNAH WADDINGHAM
Hannah Waddingham has joined the cast
Even though rival BBC has announced earlier this afternoon that Canal+' Marie Antoinette new period set television series (that I already announced to you earlier this summer) will air on their BBC 2 channel next year for the audience in United Kingdom, it is still ITV day here today, beginning with news from their new period set adaptation of TOM JONES classic novel by Henry Fielding. Beside Solly McLeod as the hero Tom, Sophie Wilde as the heroine Sophia Western and Pearl Mackie as Sophia’s trusted maid, Honour, they've now announced fresh Emmy winner Hannah Waddingham in the role of the seductive and vengeful Lady Bellaston! The series that will air on Masterpiece in USA, will also star James Fleet, Alun Armstrong, Shirley Henderson, Tamzin Merchant, Julian Rhind Tutt, Susannah Fielding, Daniel Rigby, James Wilbraham, Felicity Montagu, Janine Duvitski, Dean Lennox Kelly and Lucy Fallon. The raunchy novel follows often very scandalous and bawdy sexual exploits and merry adventures of the young and
Daniel Rigby, Solly McLeod, James Wilbraham take the male roles
good hearted 18th century foundling Tom Jones in a story full of twists and surprises. The shooting will start this Autumn around Belfast.

 THE LARKINS TV SERIES 
TRAILER & AIR DATE REVEALED

Tok Stephen and Sabrina Bartlett

ITV has published a trailer for their remake of Darling Buds of May classic series THE LARKINS which will start Sunday October 10th with six episodes and plus a festive one for Christmas. Set in the late 1950’s, it follows the golden hearted wheeler dealer Pop Larkin (Bradley Walsh) and his wife Ma (Joanna Scanlan), together with their six children, including the beautiful Mariette (Sabrina Bartlett), as they bask in their idyllic and beautiful patch of paradise in Kent. Fiercely loyal to each other and their community, there’s an overwhelming sense of plenty in their lives and a lot of joy and raucous laughter. With an

The series will have six episode plus a festive one

endless supply of delicious, hearty meals alongside the odd cocktail or two, the Larkins are always happy to share what they have with others, despite the fact

Bradley Walsh and Joanna Scanlan are Pop and Ma

that what they have is sometimes obtained by unusual means! Sadly their good heartedness is not always shared by certain members of the local

The series is a remake of Darling Buds of May

community and village gossip about Pop and his family is often rife. From government officials and snobbish second homeowners to aggressive urban

Joanna Scanlan is Ma Larkin who loves cooking best

developers, the Larkins never take threats to their idyllic way of life lying down but when Cedric ‘Charley’ Charlton (Tok Stephen) arrives to inspect their

Bradley Walsh is the head of the Larkin family

taxes things are looking bleak for The Larkins. Soon distracted by the beautiful Mariette, Charley quickly discovers that he has a romantic rival in the form of the handsome and mysterious Tom Fisher (Stephen Hagan).

10 comments:

  1. Interesting. I saw the original movie of Tom Jones with Albert Finney, but I imagine the show will be much racier.

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    1. Given it is ITV, it probably won't be much :) but it will be woke, you can bet on that. With the casting so far I think it will be another flop and another nail on the period set genre coffin.

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  2. We just watched Ted Lasso and Hannah Waddingham was a fun figure there...she is sexy.

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    1. I've noticed that she dresses very nicely at the red carpet events, I liked her Emmy outfit.

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  3. Not sure either one of those would be for me.

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  4. Like Mary, I think I'll skip both of these.

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    1. I was very excited about Larkins, as I dearly loved Darling Buds of May, but this casting totally put me off. I will still give it a go, however! Tom Jones is the very same story for me, a highly unattractive cast and the wokeism in it will just about kill costume drama on ITV for good, methinks.

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  5. I'm in on The Larkins! It looks like the type of show that I've been looking for.

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    1. It will probably air on PBS for you sometime next year.

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