Drama Trails (2008)

The cast of The Darling Buds of May - L-R Pam Ferris, David Jason, Catherine Zeta Jones and Philip Franks standing infront of a fence

The cast of The Darling Buds of May © ITV

Production Company: Tiger Aspect Productions

Kent Locations: Pluckley

This ten part series looks at links between some of ITV’s most popular dramas. Each week the programme examines at seven different shows and how they are intrinsically linked to each other with an actor from the original drama guiding the viewer through their experiences of the filming.

In episode eight, Drama Trails investigates the links from Secret Diary of a Call Girl to London’s Burning taking in the programme that made rural Kentish life famous – The Darling Buds of May.

The Kent section of Drama Trails is fronted by Abigail Rokison who played Primrose Larkin in the original series. In this episode she visits the village of Pluckley, which was the main filming location for the Larkin Family home.

The Darling Buds of May is an important part of Kent’s filming history. The beloved series was a runaway success when it first aired in 1991 and continues to attract new fans today. Filmed entirely throughout the county, the programme is thought to depict the ‘perfick’ Kent lifestyle.

Pluckley has previously had filming from a variety of projects including Age of Heroes (2011), Four Weddings (2010) and The Darling Buds of May (1991-1993).

The show airs on ITV3 every Wednesday at 9pm and is repeated throughout the week.

The Kentish episode is on ITV3 on Saturday the 9th August 2008 at 21:00.


For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on the series: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291488/companycredits?ref_=tt_dt_co

For more information about Pluckley: http://www.pluckley.net/

MMFor more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: https://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/