THE unforgettable Larkin family, made famous in the ITV television series The Darling Buds of May, are being reunited by Bishopstoke Players this week.

The colourful characters will be entertaining audiences at Bishopstoke Memorial Hall from Thursday to Saturday.

‘The Darling Buds of May’ became one of the most popular comedy drama programmes on UK television when it was first aired in 1991.

Pop Larkin, who makes a fortune from scrap-iron deals but has never paid income tax, lives in rural idyllic bliss with generous-hearted Ma and their six children. When a young, earnest tax official, Mr Charlton, turns up one hot May afternoon in 1957 to investigate, he is bewitched immediately by eldest daughter Mariette and it isn’t long before he succumbs to the boisterous Larkin family charm and largesse. Perfick!

Tickets for the show, at Bishopstoke Memorial Hall, are available by emailing or calling 07871 006551.

Proceeds from the show will go to Action for Children.