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The Durrells 

Set in 1935 when the Englishwoman Louisa Durrell, whose life had fallen apart, decided to move from Bournemouth to the Greek island of Corfu. Her husband had died some years earlier and she... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Anna Savva ...  Lugaretzia 21 episodes, 2016-2019
Keeley Hawes ...  Louisa Durrell 20 episodes, 2016-2018
Josh O'Connor ...  Lawrence Durrell 20 episodes, 2016-2018
Milo Parker ...  Gerald Durrell 20 episodes, 2016-2018
Daisy Waterstone ...  Margo Durrell 20 episodes, 2016-2018
Callum Woodhouse ...  Leslie Durrell 20 episodes, 2016-2018
Alexis Georgoulis ...  Spiros Halikiopoulos 20 episodes, 2016-2018
Yorgos Karamihos ...  Theo Stephanides / ... 20 episodes, 2016-2018
Lucy Black Lucy Black ...  Florence Petridis 16 episodes, 2016-2018
Ulric von der Esch ...  Sven 10 episodes, 2016-2018
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Set in 1935 when the Englishwoman Louisa Durrell, whose life had fallen apart, decided to move from Bournemouth to the Greek island of Corfu. Her husband had died some years earlier and she has financial problems, when she suddenly announces that she and her four children will move to the island and a Homeric battle ensues as the family adapt to life on the island, especially when they discover that Corfu does not even have electricity at that time. But it is cheap, an earthly paradise and the Durrell family make the big step that will change their lives. Written by Vidas

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English | Greek

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3 April 2016 (UK) See more »

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Enkel resa till Korfu See more »

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Corfu, Greece

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Gerald Durrell worked as an assistant or junior keeper at Whipsnade Zoo after the war See more »

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Idiots that grow on you.
20 June 2017 | by gordonhrSee all my reviews

I only read one Durrell's book an it is not from the Corfu trilogy, so I was not familiar with it. On the first watch it was painful to see how obnoxious and stupid those children are. They started to live in the house with no water and electricity which is falling apart, with no money and most of the time without the proper food, and they are no help at all. Just concerned on their own selfish interests. I don't know if this is done for the comic effect or it is described like this in the books, but it was really annoying to watch. Fortunately series does have some charms and actors are good in portraying idiots in unusual situations in foreign country so I have stuck to it and after fourth episode I have learned to love it. As they adjusted more to the life on Corfu it became much easier to watch they predicaments and strange reactions and eventually they grow somehow on you. Some things are, I assume, better explained in the books. Like, how did they manage to feed all those animals with so little food even for themselves, but that's television for you. I think the lesson from this story is: bigger the idiot more luck you have. I am looking forward to the second season.


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