The Durrells season 1
Air weekdate:Sunday Cast:Milo Parker, Daisy Waterstone, Callum Woodhouse, Josh O'Connor, Keeley Hawes, Alexis Georgoulis, Leslie Claire Margaret Caron, Yorgos Karamihos Genre:Drama, Mini-Series Channel:ITV Status:Continuing
The plot is based on the autobiographical work of the English naturalist, writer Gerald Durrel who found the Jersey Zoo in 1935. Darrell Louise, whose husband recently died, moved from London to the Greek island of Corfu to cope with financial difficulties and rouse the four children.
The Durrells season 1 episodes list:
In 1935, beleaguered Bournemouth mother Louisa Durrell decides to uproot her family and build a new life on the sun-drenched island of Corfu. However, with money problems and four unruly children to care for, even a new start might not be enough to banish her troubles. Period drama, starring Keeley Hawes, based on Gerald Durrell’s trilogy of Corfu memoirs, which includes My Family and Other Animals.
Larry falls dangerously ill, and it falls to Theo and his neighbour Sven to put their rudimentary medical skills to the task of saving his life. The family's money worries continue, but Spiros brings them good news from a surprising source. Gerry adds to his growing menagerie, while Margo is emotionally wounded - but gets little sympathy from Leslie.
Margo takes great pride in her new job at the surgery, but after a chance encounter with a recluse, she begins to realise where her greatest talent lies. Louisa grows closer to Sven, but as Gerry befriends a convict and Leslie begins spending all his time in the local bars, she begins to suspect she has made a mistake bringing her children to Corfu.
Leslie falls in with a bad crowd and ends up being falsely accused of armed robbery, prompting Louisa to take desperate measures to save him. Margo takes a shine to a gardener at the Villa Mavrodaki, Captain Creech returns, and the family realises the extent of Gerry's passion for animals when he turns his bedroom into a centre for scientific learning. Guest starring Leslie Caron.
A visit from some priggish relatives seems to deem the family's immigration to Corfu more temporary than first thought, and Louisa's aunt's insistence that they must return to England is made even more demanding by the revelation of her relationship with Sven. Larry, despondent at the rejection of his novel by publishers, subdues himself into a life of labour - soon discovering his lack of adeptness in the skill. Margo tries to balance her devotion to the Countess and her growing adoration for her gardener, and Gerry's plans to embark into the world of conservation are thrown into disarray by his attempts to feed his adopted baby owls.
The family's concerns over Sven's true intentions are brought to light when Louisa realises Sven's feelings for her are being used to hide his homosexuality. Larry finds himself stuck when Nancy insists they must move to England together, while he is hesitant to leave his family behind. Leslie suffers an injury perusing Gerry's makeshift zoo, leading Gerry to question his future caging animals. Margo attempts to relieve the Countess of her agoraphobia by inviting her to the wedding party.
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