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The Durrells

  • Episode: 

    2 of 8

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 25 Mar 2018
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 13 2018 : Sat 24 Mar - Fri 30 Mar
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode 2
 
Still reeling from the disastrous afternoon tea, Leslie goes to make amends with Dionisia, who he has decided he wants to be with. He sends a letter to Daphne to let her down gently, whilst Larry and Louisa take it upon themselves to discuss ‘the birds and the bees’ with him. 
 
Meanwhile, Gerry becomes fascinated with an overgrown wall of insects in the garden and Margo busies herself with her new job as Theo’s assistant in his new X-ray facility in Corfu. However, the tranquility in the Durrells’ household doesn’t last long when Daphne’s father pays a visit to Louisa to deliver some life-changing news.
 
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.