Press Centre

The Durrells

  • Episode: 

    4 of 8

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 08 Apr 2018
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 15 2018 : Sat 07 Apr - Fri 13 Apr
  • Channel: 

    ITV
The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 3 April 2018.
 
Episode 4
 
The family receives a telegram from Larry, who is in Athens for a short trip, announcing that he has a friend coming to stay – Prince Jeejeebuoy. Louisa immediately begins to clean the house in preparation for his arrival, whilst Spiro offers to pick up champagne for the family’s special guest.
 
However, Larry doesn’t stop at inviting Prince Jeejeebuoy to the house, later also extending the invite to a drunken Captain Creech who is desperate and has no-where else to go. Louisa is furious but allows Creech to stay for a few days upon Jeejee’s advice.
 
Concerned about Gerry’s education, Louisa also seeks advice from Theo who arranges for him to have an interview at the local school. However, with two contrasting house guests giving her their opinions, the interview doesn’t go as smoothly as planned.
 
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.