The Larkins showrunner shuts down Darling Buds of May comparison ‘Not remaking a TV show'

However, it isn’t going to be simple as local charmer Tom Fisher (Stephen Hagan) makes his interest in Mariette very clear.

While she will have men fawning over her, it will be revealed Mariette’s interests will be elsewhere and have nothing to do with men.

Despite the show being a modern adaptation of the book, viewers were still unimpressed as they continued to compare it to the previous series.

One tweeted: “Disappointed. Why remake it? Play the originals and they’d probably be just as popular now. I like Bradley but sorry there’s only one Pa Larkin for me and that’s the legend that is Sir David Jason.”

The Larkins continues Sundays on ITV at 8pm.