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The Durrells

  • Episode:

    3 of 6

  • Transmission (TX):

    Sun 21 Apr 2019

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    8.00pm - 9.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 17 2019 : Sat 20 Apr - Fri 26 Apr

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Tue 09 Apr 2019

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Series overview

 

ITV returns to the blue skies of Corfu this Spring for the final series of much-loved drama, The Durrells.

 

Produced by successful drama indie, Sid Gentle Films Ltd. in a co-production with MASTERPIECE, the new series will see acclaimed actress Keeley Hawes (The Missing, Bodyguard) reprise her role as matriarch, Louisa Durrell, for a final set of sun-soaked episodes.

 

She is once again joined by young acting talents Josh O’Connor (Les Miserables), Callum Woodhouse (Cold Feet), Daisy Waterstone (And Then There Were None) and Milo Parker (Mr Holmes) who play her unruly and spirited on-screen children in the ITV drama.

 

Other cast returning include Alexis Georgoulis (My Life In Ruins) as the charming Spiro, Miles Jupp (Howards End) as hapless cousin Basil, Anna Savva (Genius) as housekeeper Lugaretzia, Yorgos Karamihos (Love Is...) as Dr. Theo Stephanides and Lucy Black (Jericho) as Florence Petridis.

 

Based on conservationist and author Gerald Durrell’s trilogy of books about his family’s time in Corfu during the 1930s, the fourth series has once again been written by BAFTA award nominee Simon Nye (Men Behaving Badly, Reggie Perrin) and been filmed on the beautiful Greek island.

 

Following the events of the last series, the future is looking bright for the Durrells, with all of the family channelling their heartbreak in different ways. Choosing to keep herself busy, Louisa (Keeley Hawes) has opened the doors of the family villa as a guest house, but with Basil as their only paying guest, the business is still to find its feet and customers.

 

Meanwhile, Larry (Josh O’Connor), struggling to get his risqué Black Book published, is enjoying the love of two ballet dancers, whilst heartbroken Leslie (Callum Woodhouse) has thrown himself back into his job and shooting.

 

True to form, Gerry (Milo Parker) continues to collect animals, ambitiously planning to open a zoo with a new owl and some lemurs joining the menagerie, and Margo (Daisy Waterstone) seeks a new challenge, starting her own beauty salon.

 

Episode 3

 

When Louisa meets Spiros’ wife, Dimitra, for the first time whilst shopping for a picnic, she inadvertently invites both Dimitra and Spiros on a trip to Kalami to see Larry. Much to both Louisa and Spiros’ surprise, Dimitra agrees.

 

Louisa and Basil travel in the car with Dimitra and Spiros, whilst a sea sick Theo, Lugaretzia and Gerry travel with Les in his boat. However, when they arrive in Kalami, they discover that Larry is in fact in Paris and their picnic is eaten by hungry animals. With tensions high, the group are forced to go to the local bar which is run by Captain Creech, who gifts Gerry a pair of lemurs.

 

Meanwhile, Margo is staying in Dorset with Prue and Geoffrey and managed to engage the usually conservative village in her European style.