Young Gerald explored his passion for the animal kingdom with his inspirational tutor, Dr Theodore Stephanides. The backdrop was sunshine, happiness and the love and laughter of a doting, slightly eccentric family,
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Darren Redmayne ...
 Gerry Durrell (10 episodes, 1987)
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 Mrs. Durrell (10 episodes, 1987)
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 Spiro (10 episodes, 1987)
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 Larry Durrell (10 episodes, 1987)
Guy Scantlebury ...
 Leslie Durrell (10 episodes, 1987)
Sarah-Jane Holm ...
 Margo Durrell (10 episodes, 1987)
Christopher Godwin ...
 Dr. Theodore Stephanides (7 episodes, 1987)
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TV series based on the autobiographical novel by Gerald Durrell, the naturalist, explorer, writer and conservationist, which tells the story of his family settling on Corfu island in 1933 after his father's untimely death. They lived there until 1939. His family was rather eccentric and allowed the 8 to 14 year-old Gerald to keep wildlife as pets; he also made friends among the local humans. Written by Annette

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Ruined by two things
3 May 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is ruined by two things: 1. The music. An oppressive ever present whistling, a diabolical melody is whistled at the beginning and throughout anytime there is no talking. It dictates the mood of any scene, it pervades strangles and suffocates like a weed.

2.The acting of the boy. This child cannot act, at all, it's terrible. Even when he reads his lines out he sounds like he has a learning difficulty, so he doesn't even sound like a kid reading. "Oh yayes, eat, IS myyyyyyyy, birth daaaaaaaaaaaaay, are YOU goingk to GIVE ME AYE PRESORNT, I Am wONDERING OF this NOWWOOO"

Wasted opportunity to make a film of a great book. Who the hell chose that kid and or the music! (the same person for sure (tin ear you see))


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