Set in 1935 when the Englishwoman Louisa Durrell, whose life had fallen apart, decided to move from Bournemouth to the Greek island of Corfu. Her husband had died some years earlier and she has financial problems, when she suddenly announces that she and her four children will move to the island and a Homeric battle ensues as the family adapt to life on the island, especially when they discover that Corfu does not even have electricity at that time. But it is cheap, an earthly paradise and the Durrell family make the big step that will change their lives.
Did You Know?
Recurring guest star Leslie Caron
(who plays Countess Mavrodaki) is the mother of the show's producer, Christopher Hall
. Christopher's younger half-brother Edward Hall
directed three episodes. Christopher's son (and Leslie Caron's grandson) is Ben Hall
who plays Donald. See more