SIR David Jason has revealed that he doesn’t think Bradley Walsh’s Darling Buds of May reboot is as good as the original.
The much-loved British TV series was revived last year as Larkins and attracted 4 million viewers through each of the six episodes of the series.
While Sir David, who played Pop Larkin in the early ’90s, enjoyed the series, he admits it was odd to see a new version.
Speaking to The Sun during a rare appearance at the premiere of Cirque Du Soleil Luzia last night, he said: “I think it’s pretty good, not quite the original. It feels pretty deja vu, it’s a feeling. strange feeling.”
And Sir David, 81, didn’t have any advice for Chase’s multi-talented presenter, Bradley, adding: “He doesn’t really need it.”
Larkins follows the life of a working class family as they go about their lives in a small village in rural Kent.
Although the family is kind and tries their best, they are constantly challenged by nosy neighbors and snobby authorities.
Much of the original novels and shows focus on Mariette Larkin, one of the daughters, who becomes entangled in a love triangle.
She is pursued by Charley, a newcomer to the village accountant who has been sent there to investigate her family’s tax affairs, and the mysterious Tom Fisher.
Sir David is an annual fixture at the Cirque Du Soleil premiere nights, and yesterday he was pictured with his wife Gill Hinchcliffe and their 20-year-old daughter Sophie Mae, who brought a friend along. attend events with many famous people.
The actor looked dashing in orange trousers, which he teamed with a plaid shirt, black jumper and black jacket to keep warm.
He gave an update on his career, noting that he is still busy writing scripts and finding ideas for TV bosses.
He told Online email: “I’ve been very busy writing and creating documentaries, just trying to get the attention of the channels.
“I’m on the creative side, still waiting for Tom Cruise to hire me in Mission Impossible.”
https://www.thesun.ie/tv/8203530/david-jason-darling-buds-may-not-as-good-original/ Sir David Jason says Bradley Walsh’s Darling Buds of May ‘not quite as good as the original’