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The Durrells

  • Episode:

    5 of 6

  • Transmission (TX):

    Sun 05 May 2019

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    8.00pm - 9.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 19 2019 : Sat 04 May - Fri 10 May

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  • Published:

    Wed 24 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 5


Corfu is excited about the arrival of their beloved monarch and Theo has an unofficial role in the preparations. As the King’s route takes him past the Durrell’s villa, he suggests they ‘do their bit’. Gerry suggests his animals, whilst Leslie, in his new role as a Scout Leader, will put on a scout display and Louisa will bake some delicious food, with Spiros’ help.


Leslie attempts to make Basil break things off with Dimitra, but Basil refuses which culminates in him receiving a surprising punch from Spiros who feels completely betrayed by the Durrells when he finds out the truth about his wife.


During Margo’s train journey back to the island she meets handsome Greek, Nikos, and with his relationship with Galini on track, Gerry quickly turns his head back to his beloved animals and receives a big donation from a local animal lover whilst at the same time finding out how hard and ethically fraught it is to run a zoo.