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The Durrells

  • Episode: 

    4 of 6

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 28 Apr 2019
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 18 2019 : Sat 27 Apr - Fri 03 May
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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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 4
 
With his marriage deteriorating, Spiros finds himself spending more time at the ‘bawdy house’ helping to build Gerry’s zoo, whilst Leslie, having clocked the frisson between Basil and Dimitra sets about creating a honey trap with the intention of freeing up Spiros for Louisa. This seems to work when Basil keeps disappearing for mystery visits and finally admits to having a ‘lady friend’ but won’t say who it is. 
 
Theo tries to warn Louisa that the ‘bawdy house’ is attracting the wrong sort of attention from the locals. Initially she doesn’t take him seriously, until she finds herself boycotted in the shops. Realising she needs to win back the love of the locals she enlists the family’s help at the Summer Solstice party. 
 
Meanwhile, edging towards manhood Gerry’s relationship with Galini develops and he has to fend off a rival for her affection andi n Dorset, Margo is doing her best in her new role as Governess but finds it hard. Slowly she and Maud bond over their love of iconic films, spending more time at the cinema.