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Based on Gerald Durrell’s Corfu trilogy of novels, The Durrells sees impoverished widow Louisa Durrell make the radical decision to seek out a new destiny for her family when her options in late 1930s England seem to be limited to struggling on or marrying a wealthy but dreary older man. Concerned that the lives of her four children are heading down the wrong track, she relocates her reluctant brood to a dilapidated house in the Greek sun. Also featuring extras including a 'Who are The Durrells? Featurette', in which the cast give insight into their characters, 'The Adaptation of the Novel Featurette' in which the crew discuss the background of their adaptation, and also look behind the scenes.

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Based on Gerald Durrell’s Corfu trilogy of novels, The Durrells sees impoverished widow Louisa Durrell make the radical decision to seek out a new destiny for her family when her options in late 1930s England seem to be limited to struggling on or marrying a wealthy but dreary older man. Concerned that the lives of her four children are heading down the wrong track, she relocates her reluctant brood to a dilapidated house in the Greek sun. Also featuring extras including a 'Who are The Durrells? Featurette', in which the cast give insight into their characters, 'The Adaptation of the Novel Featurette' in which the crew discuss the background of their adaptation, and also look behind the scenes.

    • Episode 1

    Series 1, Episode 1

    It is the 1930s and beleaguered mother, Louisa Durrell uproots her four unruly children to build a new life in the sun drenched island of Corfu. With money worries a constant threat will the family survive in this untamed paradise?

    • HD
    • 45 Minutes

    It is the 1930s and beleaguered mother, Louisa Durrell uproots her four unruly children to build a new life in the sun drenched island of Corfu. With money worries a constant threat will the family survive in this untamed paradise?

    • HD
    • 45 Minutes
    • Episode 2

    Series 1, Episode 2

    The family are settling into island life but money problems remain a worry. Spiro, however, delivers some good news from a surprising source. A deliriously happy Leslie finds it hard to show sympathy for an emotionally wounded Margo and Gerry adds to his growing animal collection. When Larry falls dangerously ill, the responsibility to save him falls on Theo and handsome neighbour, Sven. Will their rudimentary medical skills be enough to save him?

    • HD
    • 46 Minutes

    The family are settling into island life but money problems remain a worry. Spiro, however, delivers some good news from a surprising source. A deliriously happy Leslie finds it hard to show sympathy for an emotionally wounded Margo and Gerry adds to his growing animal collection. When Larry falls dangerously ill, the responsibility to save him falls on Theo and handsome neighbour, Sven. Will their rudimentary medical skills be enough to save him?

    • HD
    • 46 Minutes
    • Episode 3

    Series 1, Episode 3

    Margo takes great pride in her new position at the surgery, however, a chance encounter with an exotic recluse highlights where her real talent lies. Despite a much wanted thawing to her relationship with Sven, Louisa has her doubts about Corfu especially when Gerry befriends mysterious convict, Kosti and Leslie discovers that alcohol and Corfiot bars can end in trouble.

    • HD
    • 45 Minutes

    Margo takes great pride in her new position at the surgery, however, a chance encounter with an exotic recluse highlights where her real talent lies. Despite a much wanted thawing to her relationship with Sven, Louisa has her doubts about Corfu especially when Gerry befriends mysterious convict, Kosti and Leslie discovers that alcohol and Corfiot bars can end in trouble.

    • HD
    • 45 Minutes
    • Episode 4

    Series 1, Episode 4

    When Gerry turns his bedroom into a Centre for Scientific Learning, the family realise how passionate he is about animals. Leslie falls in with a bad crowd and when he is accused of armed robbery Louisa resorts to desperate measures to help her son. Margo’s head is turned by an attractive gardener at the Villa Mavrodaki and Captain Creech, the foul-mouthed seadog, returns. Has he really turned over a new leaf?

    • HD
    • 46 Minutes

    When Gerry turns his bedroom into a Centre for Scientific Learning, the family realise how passionate he is about animals. Leslie falls in with a bad crowd and when he is accused of armed robbery Louisa resorts to desperate measures to help her son. Margo’s head is turned by an attractive gardener at the Villa Mavrodaki and Captain Creech, the foul-mouthed seadog, returns. Has he really turned over a new leaf?

    • HD
    • 46 Minutes
    • Episode 5

    Series 1, Episode 5

    Love is in the air but is that enough to distract the Durrells from the fear of the imminent arrival of domineering Aunt Hermione, her niece and nephew? Larry’s girlfriend, Nancy, is another surprise guest. Larry’s subsequent ‘debauched’ behaviour does nothing to quell Aunt Hermione’s very vocal criticism of the entire family. Will Louisa crumble in the face of such an attack or will a surprise offer from Sven embolden her? Meanwhile Margo is besotted with Angel and Gerry with his newly acquired owlets.

    • HD
    • 46 Minutes

    Love is in the air but is that enough to distract the Durrells from the fear of the imminent arrival of domineering Aunt Hermione, her niece and nephew? Larry’s girlfriend, Nancy, is another surprise guest. Larry’s subsequent ‘debauched’ behaviour does nothing to quell Aunt Hermione’s very vocal criticism of the entire family. Will Louisa crumble in the face of such an attack or will a surprise offer from Sven embolden her? Meanwhile Margo is besotted with Angel and Gerry with his newly acquired owlets.

    • HD
    • 46 Minutes
    • Episode 6

    Series 1, Episode 6

    Everything is looking particularly beautiful in Corfu as the family prepares for celebrations. Sven survives a grilling by his potential new family and passes with flying colours but is everything all that it seems? Gerry’s little zoo is growing but he starts to question the ethics behind keeping his animals in captivity. In the meantime will Margo manage to entice the reclusive Countess to the island’s event of the year?

    • HD
    • 46 Minutes

    Everything is looking particularly beautiful in Corfu as the family prepares for celebrations. Sven survives a grilling by his potential new family and passes with flying colours but is everything all that it seems? Gerry’s little zoo is growing but he starts to question the ethics behind keeping his animals in captivity. In the meantime will Margo manage to entice the reclusive Countess to the island’s event of the year?

    • HD
    • 46 Minutes
    • Episode 101

    Who are The Durrells? Featurette

    The cast of The Durrells give an insight into their characters.

    • HD
    • 3 Minutes

    The cast of The Durrells give an insight into their characters.

    • HD
    • 3 Minutes
    • Episode 102

    The Adaptation of the Novel Featurette

    The producer, directors and writer discuss the background to their adaptation.

    • HD
    • 1 Minute

    The producer, directors and writer discuss the background to their adaptation.

    • HD
    • 1 Minute
    • Episode 103

    Behind The Scenes

    Go behind the scenes of The Durrells, Series 1.

    • HD
    • 8 Minutes

    Go behind the scenes of The Durrells, Series 1.

    • HD
    • 8 Minutes
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