Doctor Who's Peter Davison joins cast of ITV's new Darling Buds of May series The Larkins

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ITV has announced a bunch of new cast additions for its upcoming The Darling Buds of May adaptation, The Larkins.

Last year it was confirmed that Doctor Who's Bradley Walsh would head up the series as Pop Larkin, with Joanna Scanlan portraying Pop's wife Ma, Sabrina Bartlett as Mariette Larkin and Tok Stephen as Charley Charlton.

Joining them will be fellow Who alum (and former Doctor) Peter Davison, who will play the Vicar, while Bradley's son Barney Walsh will star as PC Harness.

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Photo credit: Dave J Hogan - Getty Images

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Also confirmed are Kriss Dosanjh (Brigadier), Amelia Bullmore (Miss Edith Pilchester), Seeta Indrani (Miss Chand), Robert Bathurst (Johnny Delamere), Stephen Hagan (Tom Fisher), Francesca Waterworth (Libby Fothergill), Tony Gardner (Alec Norman) and Selina Griffiths (Norma Norman).

On top of that are the rest of the Larkin family, with Lydia Page (Primrose Larkin), Liam Middleton (Montgomery Larkin), Lola Shepelev (Victoria Larkin), Davina Coleman (Zinnia Larkin) and Rosie Coleman (Petunia Larkin) completing the line-up.

Photo credit: Dave J Hogan - Getty Images
Photo credit: Dave J Hogan - Getty Images

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HE Bates' The Darling Buds of May was adapted by ITV between 1991 and 1993, and focuses on Ma and Pa Larkin and their six children on Home Farm. However, their rural ideal is destroyed when Inspector Cedric Charlton arrives.

Simon Nye will adapt the novel into the six-part series, though an air date is yet to be confirmed.

The Larkins will air on ITV.

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