New ITV drama tells story of Gerald Durrell's childhood

The series is based on Gerald Durrell’s classic trilogy of Corfu memoirs, including the much loved novel ‘My Family and Other Animals.’

The first episode of the 6-part series airs on ITV on Sunday 3rd of April at 8pm.

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Second series of The Durrells confirmed

Louisa and Gerald Durrell Credit: ITV

ITV have confirmed a second series of The Durrells has been commissioned.

After just two episodes it's already ITV’s best rating new drama of the year and its highest rating new show since September 2014.

Filming is set to commence on Corfu this summer; the story follows the Durrell family after they moved there from the UK.

The show portrays a young Gerald Durrell, who later set up Durrell Wildlife Conservation Park in Jersey.

6.4 million people watched it on its opening night nearly three weeks ago.

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