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In 1935, beleaguered Bournemouth mother Louisa Durrell decides to uproot her problematic family and build a new life on the Greek island of Corfu. However, they soon find that island life presents its own problems.

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Louisa Durrell
Josh O'Connor ...
Lawrence Durrell
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Gerald Durrell
Daisy Waterstone ...
Margo Durrell
Callum Woodhouse ...
Leslie Durrell
Alexis Georgoulis ...
Spiros Halikiopoulos
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Dr. Theo Stephanides
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Lugaretzia
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Max
Ben Hall ...
Donald
Nick Orestis Chaniotakis ...
Monk
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Headmaster
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Mr. Trevitt
Lizzy Watts ...
Nancy
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Storyline

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 don @ minifie-1

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Biography | Drama

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TV-PG
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16 October 2016 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[Captain Creech catches sight of Louisa's bottom in a tight skirt as she is bending over while hanging out the washing]
Captain Creech: [lecherously] Did I tell you that your arse should be on the front of a ship?
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Soundtracks

On the Sunny Side of the Street
(uncredited)
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]
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