I work on The Larkins – the ITV set hides some shocking secrets | The Sun

A CURRENT crew member that works on the set of ITV's The Larkins' has revealed some secrets about the famous set.

The TV production designer shared some behind the scenes snaps of the some of the iconic rooms in the show.

In the photo's posted on social media, the prison visiting room that is seen in the show, is revealed to have originally been a school canteen.

Taking to Twitter the TV worker wrote: "#TheLarkins – this is what the Prison Visiting Room looked like before we transformed it. #artdept – a school canteen."

He shared snaps of the original state of the school canteen before it got stripped and re-dressed with false walls and fake prison doors.

The set designer tweeted: "⁩#thelarkins – Prison Visiting Room was actually shot in a school canteen – stripped and re-dressed with false walls and fake prison doors."

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The Larkins is set and filmed in Kent countryside but it was not shot in Buss Farm in Pluckley, which was the iconic home farm used in Darling Buds of May.

The crew decided to shoot from another farm in Kent which has not been specified.

Actor, Bradly Walsh admitted he's watched very little of the 90s series and says it was the involvement of Nye – who had adapted Gerald Durrell’s books for ITV favourite The Durrells – that sold him on the project.

"I must confess that I hadn’t seen Darling Buds of May. It was something that I’d heard of but in auditioning for the part I didn’t look at the series, didn’t look at any photos, I just wanted my own interpretation of the character in terms of how she came across," he told BT.com

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The actor added: "I didn’t know the HE Bates books and I maybe watched one episode of the original show so it wasn’t really my area of expertise but they told me Simon was writing it – and I was a massive fan of the Durrells – and that was the defining moment for me,” he said.

Bradley said at some point he would love to go back and revisit that but he found it really useful to have someone else’s character in his head while they were on set and rehearsing.

The actor with the hardest slingbacks to fill was arguably Sabrina Bartlett, who plays eldest daughter Mariette, the role that catapulted Catherine Zeta-Jones to overnight success.

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