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The Durrells

  • Episode: 

    5 of 6

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 21 May 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 21 2017 : Sat 20 May - Fri 26 May
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Episode 5
Louisa (Keeley Hawes) and Spiro (Alexis Georgoulis) tend to her market stall. He thinks she has bad taste in men, but she tells him he’s just being over protective. 
Meanwhile, Vasilia (Errika Bigiou) demands that her relationship with Larry proceeds quicker than Larry wants it to.
Back at the house, Donald (Ben Hall) is tutoring Gerry (Milo Parker) on the terrace but having little luck as Gerry is distracted by a falcon trying to attack his beloved otters. 
Hugh (Daniel Lapaine) tells Louisa about his ambitions with olive oil as he drives them both for a jaunt by the sea. The family are all there and Hugh and the children jump in while Louisa stays on the pier. Larry joins her, glum over Vasilia. Gerry joins in and says Donald is ruining his life because of his unrequited love for Margo (Daisy Waterhouse). 
Later at the house, Spiro chats about the similarities and differences between the Greeks and the English as Hugh and Spiro fight for the attention of Louisa. Hugh comes up with the idea of a cricket match to bring everyone together- Greeks v English. 
Hugh and Leslie (Callum Woodhouse) begin to plan the cricket match as they both decide that it would be humiliating to lose to a bunch of Greeks and Hugh lets slip that he is looking forward to winning Louisa.
Margo visits Countess Mavrodaki (Leslie Caron) and asks if she can provide a suitable trophy for the winning side. The Countess gladly accepts declaring she will umpire too but she warns Margo that the match will not be a friendly game - nothing between the British and the Greeks ever is… 
Who will win the cricket match? And will Anglo-Greek relations be the same afterwards?
Series overview
Keeley Hawes reprises her role as Louisa Durrell as she and the rest of the cast of the The Durrells return for series two of the popular ITV series.  The 6 x 60’ hour series is produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd.
In the new series Larry (Josh O’Connor) continues to pursue his passion for writing despite a new romance getting in the way; Leslie (Callum Woodhouse) decides to explore his entrepreneurial spirit; Margo (Daisy Waterstone) remains boy crazy and makes a play for someone thoroughly unsuitable; and Gerry (Milo Parker), who prefers animals to people, is delighted when he discovers an otter is living close to home.
Daniel Lapaine joins the cast as Hugh Jarvis - an English gentleman who sets his sight on Louisa. But after her failed attempt at marrying Sven, will Louisa be ready for a new man in her life?