The Larkins brought some cosy viewing back to our Sunday nights last weekend.

For those who aren't familiar yet, the six-part series is a reboot of 90s classic, The Darling Buds of May.

It stars Bradley Walsh as Pop Larkin and Joanna Scanlan as Ma - and there are plenty of other familiar faces in the cast too.

The Larkins, which is set in the late 1950's, follows the golden-hearted wheeler-dealer Pop and his wife Ma, who, together with their six children, bask in their own little patch of paradise in Kent.

However, things aren't always smooth sailing for the good-hearted family when it comes to certain members of the local community and, of course, village gossip.

As we've mentioned, The Larkins is a reboot of classic series, The Darling Buds of May, which was based on H.E. Bates' 1958 novel.

The cast of The Larkins

The original show ran for 20 episodes between 1991 and 1993, and there were some big names in the cast then too.

But where are they now nearly 30 years later?

David Jason

David Jason in The Darling Buds of May

David Jason was already a household name when he joined The Darling Buds of May as Pop Larkin.

He was still starring in Only Fools and Horses as Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter at the time, having been known and loved in the seventies as Granville in Open All Hours.

After the Darling Buds, David's career continued to go from strength to strength.

He went on to star as DI Frost in A Touch of Frost for 18 years, and returned as Granville in Still Open All Hours.

David, 81, also received an OBE in 1993 and was awarded a knighthood by the Queen in 2005 for his services to acting and comedy.

In more recent years he has been voicing various characters in Channel 5 animated series, Pip Ahoy!

Pam Ferris

Pam Ferris with David Jason

Florence ‘Ma’ Larkin was originally played by Pam Ferris.

The Welsh actress then went onto star in Where the Heart Is, from 1997 to 2000, Rosemary & Thyme as Laura Thyme, as Pat Fletcher in Clocking Off and as Grace Poole in Jane Eyre in 2006.

Pam has enjoyed plenty of success on the big screen - as Miss Agatha Trunchbull in 1996's Matilda, Aunt Marge in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Mrs. Bevan in Nativity!, and Mrs. Faulkner in the film Tolkien

From 2012 to 2016, the actress appeared in BBC One's Call the Midwife as Sister Evangelina.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones with Philp Franks

Mariette Larkin, the eldest of the Larkin siblings, was played by Catherine Zeta-Jones.

It was just the start for an actress who went on to very big things.

Catherine, who is married to Michael Douglas, went on to star in Oceans Twelve, The Mask of Zorro and Chicago, for which she won an Academy Award.

She's also appeared in Rock of Ages, RED 2, The Terminal and No Reservations.

Catherina has since returned to TV, appearing in shows such as Queen America, Prodigal Son, and upcoming Netflix Original, Wednesday.

In 2010, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her film and humanitarian work.

R achel Bell

Rachel Bell played Edith Pilchester in the 90s series.

By then she was already well known for playing Margaret Holmes in Grange Hill and as Louise, the overbearing chair of the divorcee support group in Dear John.

In 2010, she played Hyacinth Bucket in a theatrical adaptation of the BBC situation comedy Keeping Up Appearances that toured the UK and, in 2017, she took on the recurring role of Eve Haskey in the BBC soap Doctors.

Philip Franks

Philip Franks in The Darling Buds of May

Phillip Franks is best known for his role as the tax inspector Cedric "Charley" Charlton in The Darling Buds of May.

He may also be known to viewers as Sgt. Raymond Craddock after he appeared in Heartbeat.

Philip has also been a guest star in Absolutely Fabulous, Pie in the Sky, Midsomer Murders, and Foyle's War to name but a few.

The 65-year-old is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and has appeared in plenty of productions such as Hamlet, The Tempest and Macbeth.

He last appeared in Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon.

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