In 1935 widow Louisa Durrell pulls her bullied youngest son Gerry out of his Bournemouth school and, along with his siblings, would-be writer Larry and rebellious teenagers Margo and Leslie, moves him to Corfu, where Larry's friend Donald lives. Thanks to enterprising local taxi driver they are installed in a - fairly dilapidated - house and whilst the other children annoy the natives Gerry finds a fellow nature enthusiast in doctor Theo. Efforts by her offspring to match-make Louisa with salty ex-sailor Captain Creech are a disaster . On the other hand, she finds Theo perfectly charming. Written by
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Did You Know?
There is no reference to Margo's "bikini" in the first episode. Bikini's weren't used to describe a bathing suit until the 1946 after the atom bomb was fired at the Bikini Athol. See more
In the first scene in the Durrells' Bournemouth kitchen, there is an Art Deco style clock, which while correct stylistically, carries a brand name of a modern company, Newgate. See more
[Captain Creech catches sight of Louisa's bottom in a tight skirt as she is bending over while hanging out the washing
Did I tell you that your arse should be on the front of a ship?
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Sung by Lionel Hampton
[on the radio in the opening scene when Louisa pours herself a drink in the kitchen] See more