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'Darling Buds of May' star back in Kent high life

Actress Pam Ferris had an unusual starring role in her home village in Kent today.

It involved a touch of the high life - climbing to the top of the church bell tower to announce the opening of the local summer festival.

Our reporter Andy Dickenson spoke to her, festival organiser Julie Woodgate and Gillian Radcliff of St Mary's Church.

Revival for Darling Buds of May

Video. The family farm where TV series The Darling Buds of May was filmed could become our newest tourist attraction. Fans of the comedy drama about idlyic rural Kentish life may get the chance to relive the life led by the Larkins.

The show featured David Jason as Pop Larkin and shot Catherine Zeta Jones to fame. And now the new owner has some plans for the site which was once a film set. We sent our reporter Nashreen Issa along to find out more.

She talked to Simon Coulson, Buss Farm owner and Paul Mill, Buds Classic Car Show organiser.


Is this the "Perfick' home?

The farm was used for external scenes in the Darling Buds of May Credit: Madeleine Rose

A farm in Kent used as the backdrop for hit ITV series The Darling Buds of May has been put on the market for £1.35 million.

Roger Holmes, who has lived at the farm in Bethdersden for 40 years is selling to free up his inheritance.

The estate was used for all the show's external scenes.

The farmhouse is set in 20 acres Credit: Madeleine Rose

The farmhouse is Grade II listed. It has four bedrooms and is set in 20 acres of land.

The farmhouse kitchen Credit: Madeleine Rose