Viewers watching the ITV reboot of the relaxing and idyllic country classic the Darling Buds of May have spotted a big location blunder that they could not let lie.
The reboot, titled The Larkins, stars Bradley Walsh as Pop and Joanna Scanlan as Ma.
The episode today was the third in the six-part series of the programme adapted from the H.E. Bates novel based on the wheeling and dealing Pop Larkin and family.
In the episode the Larkin family, who live in Kent, are going about life as normal when Ma gets concerned Pop is spending too much time working and needs to ‘slow down’.
So to do this Ma decide to take Pop for a week’s break away from the family farm.
The getaway destination they choose to unwind together is the old English seaside classic of Margate at Kent’s very north-eastern tip.
Once they get to the seaside town the pair shack up in a fancy hotel, although they aren’t impressed by the room.
Nevertheless they resolve to enjoy their holiday with some classic Larkins good humour.
In doing so they go and grab an ice cream on the beach, playing on some rides and joining in ball games with other revellers.
But in this sequence a number of eagle-eyed viewers realised though that the ‘Margate’ the Larkins were visiting wasn’t Margate at all, and they wouldn’t let it lie.
One tweeted: “Broadstairs there pretending to be Margate! #TheLarkins”.
Another keen-eyed viewer was peeved at the little white lie: “Since when did Margate have cliffs lol #thelarkins that is not Margate.”
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A third viewer was the most annoyed of the lot: “The disrespect of referring to Broadstairs as Margate #thelarkins”.
They were all at pains to point out that the show had actually been filmed at Broadstairs, a similarly popular seaside town just round the corner from Margate.
Clearly the decision stoked a bit of a rivalry between the two seaside neighbours.
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