ITV's Darling Buds of May adaptation The Larkins is returning to screens for its second season, with one big change amongst the cast.


Bradley Walsh and Joanna Scanlan are both back as Pop and Ma Larkin, but Sabrina Bartlett has now left the series, replaced by Joelle Rae in her role as Mariette Larkin.

Rae isn't the only big new addition this year - Julian Rhind-Tutt and Morgana Robinson also join for the new run as the Jerebohms, newcomers to town who end up in a major feud with Ma and Pop.

The rest of the cast is also filled out by stars such as Tok Stephen, Lydia Page and Peter Davison, but who do they all play and where might you have seen them before?

Read on to find out all you need to know about The Larkins cast.

Bradley Walsh plays Pop Larkin

Pop Larkin (Bradley Walsh)
Bradley Walsh as Pop Larkin. Objective Fiction / Genial Productions / ITV

Who is Pop Larkin? The life and soul of the party, Pop Larkin is a wheeler dealer with a heart of gold, and lives in rural Kent with his wife, 'Ma' Larkin, and their brood of six.

Where have I seen Bradley Walsh before? The presenter and broadcaster is probably best known internationally as Graham O'Brien, the Doctor's companion in BBC One sci-fi series Doctor Who. He's also appeared in Drunk History (the UK version), SunTrap, and Coronation Street, and presents The Chase.

Joanna Scanlan plays Ma Larkin

Ma Larkin [Joanna Scanlan].
." classes=""] Joanna Scanlan as Ma Larkin. Objective Fiction / Genial Productions / ITV

Who is Ma Larkin? Ma is an "earth mother" who loves both her family and community, but despises snobbishness.

Where have I seen Joanna Scanlan before? She's starred in the likes of Girl with a Pearl Earring, Gentleman Jack, Stardust, Notes on a Scandal, After Love, The Accident, Dracula and The Thick of It.

Joelle Rae plays Mariette Larkin

Joelle Rae as Mariette Larkin.
Joelle Rae as Mariette Larkin. Objective Fiction / Genial Productions / ITV

Who is Mariette Larkin? At the start of season 2, Mariette, the eldest of Ma and Pop's children, is travelling across Europe on her honeymoon with Charley.

Where have I seen Joelle Rae before? Rae takes over the role from Sabrina Bartlett who played Mariette in season 1. She has previously appeared in Emmerdale and Netflix series Get Even.

Tok Stephen plays Cedric ‘Charley’ Charlton

The Larkins
Tok Stephen as Cedric ‘Charley’ Charlton. ITV

Who is Cedric 'Charley' Charlton? A young taxman who came to stay with The Larkins at the beginning of season 1, when he promptly fell head over heels for Mariette. They are now travelling around Europe together.

Where have I seen Tok Stephen before? The actor has previously appeared in Silent Witness, Grantchester, and Holby City.

Lydia Page plays Primrose Larkin

Lydia Page as Primrose Larkin.
Lydia Page as Primrose Larkin. Objective Fiction / Genial Productions / ITV

Who is Primrose Larkin? She's a self-conscious Larkin, and worships her older sister Mariette. In season 2, she is about to leave school and is set on a career as a journalist, and is also falling in love with the Rev Candy.

Where have I seen Lydia Page before? She's best known for playing Mildred Hubble in The Worst Witch and has also appeared in Casualty.

Julian Rhind-Tutt plays Mr Jerebohm

Julian Rhind-Tutt as Mr Jerebohm
Julian Rhind-Tutt as Mr Jerebohm. Objective Fiction / Genial Productions / ITV

Who is Mr Jerebohm? Mr Jerebohm is a newcomer to town who is determined to buy crumbling mansion Bluff Court from Pop Larkin, but then regrets paying such a high price and vows revenge when Pop won’t give him a refund.

Where have I seen Julian Rhind-Tutt before? Rhind-Tutt is best known for appearing in Green Wing, Stardust and Notting Hill, while he also recently starred in Britannia and Man vs Bee.

Morgana Robinson plays Pinkie Jerebohm

Morgana Robinson as Pinkie Jerebohm
Morgana Robinson as Pinkie Jerebohm. Objective Fiction / Genial Productions / ITV

Who is Pinkie Jerebohm? Pinkie is Mr Jerebohm's wife who also involves herself in the feud with Ma and Pop.

Where have I seen Morgana Robinson before? Robinson has had her own shows in the likes of The Morgana Show and Morgana Robinson's The Agency, as well as roles in Inside No 9, The Windsors, The Witches and Stuck. She also appeared on Taskmaster in 2021.

Amelia Bullmore plays Miss Edith Pilchester

The Larkins
Amelia Bullmore as Miss Edith Pilchester. ITV

Who is Miss Edith Pilchester? A "middle-aged spinster on endless village committees but lonely and unfulfilled", according to ITV. She adores Pop.

Where have I seen Amelia Bullmore before? She plays Eliza Priestley in BBC One's Gentleman Jack, and has had roles in the likes of Happy Valley, Scott & Bailey, Ashes to Ashes, Twenty Twelve, and more recently Vienna Blood.

Kriss Dosanjh plays Brigadier

Kriss Dosanjh as Brigadier
Kriss Dosanjh as Brigadier. Objective Fiction / Genial Productions / ITV

Who is Brigadier? A retired Indian army officer, who lives with his sister Miss Chand.

Where have I seen Kriss Dosanjh before? He played Mr Sandhu in This Is England, a role he reprised in the subsequent TV series. He's also known for playing Hassan Habeeb in Coronation Street, and Ashok Masum in Casualty.

Seeta Indrani plays Miss Chand

Seeta Indrani as Miss Chand
Seeta Indrani as Miss Chand. Objective Fiction / Genial Productions / ITV

Who is Miss Chand? Headteacher of the village school.

Where have I seen Seeta Indrani before? She played Harita in the series Catastrophe, and Bryce in Unforgotten. She's also starred in Vera, Trust Me, Guerrilla, Casualty, and Ransom.

Peter Davison plays The Vicar

Peter Davison as Vicar.
Peter Davison as Vicar. Objective Fiction / Genial Productions / ITV

Who is The Vicar? The foul-mouthed local vicar who butts heads with the new-to-town Reverend Candy.

Where have I seen Peter Davison before? He's best known for playing the Fifth Doctor in BBC series Doctor Who during the 1980s. More recently he's starred in Life, Gentleman Jack, The Trial of Christine Keeler, Vera, Law and Order: UK, and The Name of the Rose. All Creatures Great and Small fans may also be interested to learn that he originated the on-screen role of party boy Tristan, in the original TV series.

Maxim Ays plays Reverend Candy

Maxim Ays as Reverend Candy
Maxim Ays as Reverend Candy Objective Fiction / Genial Productions / ITV

Who is Reverend Candy? Candy is a new reverend in town, who arrives in the parish much to the chagrin of the Vicar. He becomes to object of Primrose's affections.

Where have I seen Maxim Ays before? Ays has previously starred in the series' Still So Awkward and Sanditon.

Tony Gardner plays Alec Norman

The Larkins
Tony Gardner as Alec Norman. ITV

Who is Alec Norman? Pop's nemesis, who is jealous of his rival's popularity.

Where have I seen Tony Gardner before? He played John in Last Tango in Halifax, and he's known by many viewers of a certain age as lead Brian Johnson in My Parents Are Aliens. He's also known for Fresh Meat, Lead Balloon, Stella, Innocent, and Tracey Ullman's Show.

Selina Griffiths plays Norma Norman

The Larkins
Selina Griffiths as Norma Norman. ITV

Who is Norma Norman? Alec's prissy wife.

Where have I seen Selina Griffiths before? You might recognise her as Pauline Maltby in Benidorm, or Connie in Cuckoo. Other past projects have included Not Going Out, Still Open All Hours, Father Brown, and Jonathan Creek.

Robert Bathurst plays Johnny Delamere

Robert Bathurst as Johnny Delamere
Robert Bathurst as Johnny Delamere. Objective Fiction / Genial Productions / ITV

Who is Johnny Delamere? A former actor and the go-to local celebrity.

Where have I seen Robert Bathurst before? He played Sir Anthony Strallan (a love interest of Lady Edith) in Downton Abbey, and also plays David Marsden in the long-running series Cold Feet. He's also starred in Toast of London, Wild at Heart, and Blackadder, and recently had a small role in Doctor Who.

Natalie Mitson plays Pauline

Natalie Mitson as Pauline
Natalie Mitson as Pauline. Objective Fiction / Genial Productions / ITV

Who is Pauline? Mariette's former friend turned rival.

Where have I seen Natalie Mitson before? Miston played Young Mary in The Last Bus, and has also appeared in No Limit on Netflix and Last Train to Christmas.

Barney Walsh plays PC Harness

Barney Walsh as PC Harness
Barney Walsh as PC Harness. Objective Fiction / Genial Productions / ITV

Who is PC Harness? Harness is the town's local police officer.

Where have I seen Barney Walsh before? Barney Walsh is the son of Pop star Bradley, who has previously appeared in Law & Order: UK and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Stephen Hagan plays Tom Fisher

The Larkins
Stephen Hagan as Tom Fisher. ITV

Who is Tom Fisher? A smooth-talking new arrival to the village, he had his eye on Mariette from the get-go in season 1.

Where have I seen Stephen Hagan before? He played Leonardo da Vinci in the TV series Medici, and has also starred in A Royal Prince, Risen, and Lucky Man, among other projects.

The Larkins season 2 will air from 16th October on ITV. You can buy The Darling Buds of May on Amazon.

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