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The Durrells

  • Episode: 

    1 of 8

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 18 Mar 2018
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 12 2018 : Sat 17 Mar - Fri 23 Mar
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Returning
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Series overview
 
ITV returns to Corfu for more sun, sea and animals in a third series of hugely popular drama, The Durrells. 
 
Produced by thriving drama indie, Sid Gentle Films Ltd. as a co-production with MASTERPIECE, the series sees acclaimed actress Keeley Hawes (The Missing, Line Of Duty) reprise her role as matriarch Louisa Durrell for a brand new eight- part series. 
 
Written by BAFTA award nominee, Simon Nye (Men Behaving Badly, Reggie Perrin), and based on Gerald Durrell’s trilogy of books, The Durrells tells the story of Louisa and her four spirited and unruly children, Larry (Josh O’Connor), Leslie (Callum Woodhouse), Margo (Daisy Waterstone) and Gerry (Milo Parker) as they start a new life in Corfu in the 1930s. 
 
In the new series, Louisa has made the decision to give up searching for love, choosing instead to focus on her family. However, with Larry struggling to write his third novel, Margo in search of a new vocation, Gerry continuing to grow his menagerie and Leslie juggling three different girls, Louisa has her work cut out. With an imminent arrival from her Aunt (Barbara Flynn), Louisa hopes that Hermione will be able to help set her children back on the straight and narrow. 
 
Also reprising their roles in the upcoming series are Alexis Georgoulis (Marionetes) as Spiros, Anna Savva (Tyrant) as Lugaretzia, Yorgos Karamihos (Ben- Hur) as Theodore, Lucy Black (Call The Midwife) as Florence, Ulric Von Der Esch (Crossing Lines) as Sven, James Cosmo (SS-GB) as Creech and Leslie Caron (Chocolat) as the Countess Mavrodaki. New faces to join the cast for the series include Miles Jupp (Howard’s End), Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Indian Summers) and newcomer Elli Triggou. 
 
The series is executive produced by Sid Gentle Ltd.’s founder, BAFTA award-winning filmmaker Sally Woodward Gentle (SS-GB, Any Human Heart) and Managing Director Lee Morris (Da Vinci’s Demons, The Damned United) together with Simon Nye. Christopher Hall (Dracula, Critical) is series producer, and Roger Goldby (Call The Midwife, Hustle) and Niall MacCormick (Complicit, The Game) direct the series. 
 
Episode 1
 
ITV returns to Corfu for a brand new series of The Durrells and as ever, Louisa has her hands full. 
 
Larry is furious over the reception of his last novel and Margo is bored out of her mind so has taken up soap sculpting as a hobby, whilst Gerry is trying his best to keep his animal family growing despite his mother’s best efforts. However, it’s Leslie who Louisa is desperately worried about when she discovers that he is seeing three different girls… at the same time.
 
Concerned that Leslie will get hurt, Louisa takes it upon herself to help him decide who he should pick by visiting each of the girls. However, will all of the family members having an opinion, Leslie is faced with an awkward dilemma.