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The Durrells in Corfu

The Durrells in Corfu

  • Premiered: 
    April 3, 2016
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  • Network: ITV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the series of books (Corfu trilogy) by Gerald Durrell 
  • Subject Matter: Period
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Plot Synopsis

Based on Gerald Durrell's autobiographical trilogy, THE DURRELLS IN CORFU focuses on Louisa Durrell, a widow who transplants her four headstrong children from Britain to the sun-drenched Greek island of Corfu in 1935. Her eldest son, Larry, is the instigator of the family's sudden move to Corfu and is a budding writer on his way to becoming the famous novelist Lawrence Durrell. The other children include: son number two, Leslie, an impulsive firearms enthusiast; daughter Margo, sixteen and man-crazy; and eleven-year-old Gerry, who only has eyes for wildlife and grew up to be a world-renowned naturalist. A tight budget and desperation -- not holiday-making -- originally drive the Durrells to sink their meager savings into boat fare to Corfu, where they hope to find a refuge more welcoming for their unconventional ways than the stuffy UK. They arrive on an island with no beach resorts, night clubs, tourist shops, or even electricity -- for this is 1935. What Corfu does have is endless opportunity for living, loving, shooting, and animal collecting, depending on your preferences. PBS aired the U.S. premiere of this series on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 8pm (check local listings).

The sophomore season of THE DURRELLS IN CORFU premiered in the U.S. on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 8pm on PBS (check local listings). The second season continues to chronicle the family's adventures with the island's townspeople, customs and wildlife. The new season opens after Louisa meets a handsome fellow Brit named Hugh, her landlady suddenly turns hostile. Louisa's effort to get Greeks to pay for English cooking falls flat. Gerry and Theo trap an otter.

Season 3 of THE DURRELLS IN CORFU had its U.S. premiere on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 8pm on PBS (check local listings). In the season opener, Louisa tries to persuade Leslie to get rid of two of his three girlfriends, Margot to find a hobby and Gerry to get rid of some of his pets.
The fourth season of THE DURRELLS IN CORFU had its U.S. premiere on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 8pm on PBS (check local listings). In the season opener, Louisa opens a new boarding house, but the arrival of a mysterious guest places it under police scrutiny. Gerry announces plans to open his own zoo. Margo struggles to find clients for her beauty treatments.


Other Titles

  • Originally aired in the UK as: The Durrells

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Sid Gentle Films
  • Produced by MASTERPIECE


  • - Greece