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Bradley Walsh has revealed that The Darling Buds of May remake, The Larkins, will barely use the famous “Perfik!” ” slogan.
The phrase was uttered by original Pop Larkin (David Jason) in the original series, but Bradley spoke about how the reboot planned to go in a different direction.
Speaking to Radio Times, he said: “He says it in the books, sure, but it became such an iconic slogan in the 90s that we decided not to go back. We’ve used the word once, maybe twice, throughout the series.
Change: Bradley Walsh has revealed that The Darling Buds of May remake, The Larkins, will barely use the famous “Perfik!” slogan
The series is relaunched by television writer Simon Nye who decided not to revisit the original show before writing the remake.
He said: “In the 30 years since The Darling Buds of May aired on television, we have had several dozen Pride and Prejudices and enough Draculas to fill their own channel.
“But there can’t be a lot of writers who don’t like adapting a modern classic (ish), especially in a potentially returning series where there’s room to breathe. ”
Bradley recently appeared in a teaser for the remake of The Darling Buds of May where he wore a waistcoat and sideburns and introduced the rest of his family.
Remake: The phrase was spoken by original Pop Larkin (David Jason) on the original series but Bradley spoke about how the reboot planned to go in a different direction
He said, ‘Hello everyone, Pop Larkin here. Larkin by name, Larkin by nature, father, entrepreneur and bon vivant. So chic ? Well, nevertheless, meet the rest of my family …
Joanna Scanlan, who plays Pop’s wife, Ma Larkin, then appears onscreen to say, “I am My Larkin, loving and caring mother, I couldn’t be prouder of my family, and you will often find me in plucking a goose.
Dressed in a ribbon in her hair and a striped shirt, Sabrina – who embodies their strong-character daughter Mariette – then introduces herself by saying, “I’m Mariette Larkin and I love my family.
“But I have itchy feet, and just to be clear, I don’t sit still and look pretty.” “
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He said: “He says it in the books, sure, but it became such an iconic slogan in the 90s that we decided not to go back” (The original cast are pictured in 1991)
The other children of the family, twins Zinnia and Petunia, Montgomery, Victoria and Primrose then feature in the new clip to give a glimpse of their characters.
The Darling Buds of May remake, titled The Larkins, was confirmed last December and ITV has now announced its premiere on Sunday, October 10 at 8 p.m. ET.
The series will tell the story of the working-class Larkin family, which first came to life in HE Bates ‘1950s novel, to a new generation of fans who missed out on the’ 90s classic, which gave the Hollywood star Catherine Zeta Jones her acting breakthrough.
Bridgerton actress Sabrina Bartlett will reprise the role of Oscar-winning Welsh actress Mariette, Bradley’s on-screen daughter Mariette, while The Thick of It’s Joanna Scanlan will play matriarch Larkin’s wife, Ma .
Revival: The series is relaunched by TV writer Simon Nye who decided not to revisit the original show before writing the remake
Grantchester’s Tok Stephen was cast as Cedric ‘Charley’ Charlton, and Bradley’s son Barney also landed a role as a village policeman.
Speaking to MailOnline at a press event ahead of the series, Bradley expressed his enthusiasm for his upcoming role.
He said: “When I was asked, I said yes immediately. I only watched one episode during the day but was still so excited.
“It was a long time coming, the shoot being postponed. The whole show is family based and after this year it’s in the foreground.
New role: Bradley was seen filming scenes in Faversham, Kent this summer dressed in period clothing and fluffy sideburns, reminiscent of the gentle wheel merchant played by David Jason in the ’90s
“I hope viewers really take it to heart. I’m a family man, so it was a joy to film. ‘
The main focus is the love story between Mariette and village newcomer Charley who arrives in their village to investigate the family’s tax affairs, but is quickly distracted by his feelings for Mariette.
The original series, which ran between 1991 and 1993, was filmed primarily in Pluckley, Kent, but the remake has so far been filmed in London, Surrey, along with Monday’s scenes in Faversham. .
The Larkins begins Sunday, October 10 at 8 p.m. on ITV and ITV Hub.
Interview: Bradley is interviewed in the latest issue of Radio Times