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
Margo's two-piece swimming costume is referred to as a bikini - a term not used until 1946 although the episode is set in 1935. 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