Based on the real-life events of the Durrell family as they resettle from England to Greece.
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Series cast summary:
Keeley Hawes ...  Louisa Durrell 26 episodes, 2016-2019
Josh O'Connor ...  Lawrence Durrell 26 episodes, 2016-2019
Milo Parker ...  Gerald Durrell 26 episodes, 2016-2019
Daisy Waterstone ...  Margo Durrell 26 episodes, 2016-2019
Callum Woodhouse ...  Leslie Durrell 26 episodes, 2016-2019
Alexis Georgoulis ...  Spiros Halikiopoulos 26 episodes, 2016-2019
Yorgos Karamihos ...  Theo Stephanides / ... 26 episodes, 2016-2019
Anna Savva ...  Lugaretzia 26 episodes, 2016-2019
Lucy Black Lucy Black ...  Florence Petridis / ... 21 episodes, 2016-2019
Ulric von der Esch ...  Sven 11 episodes, 2016-2019


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. Written by Vidas

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Corfu, Greece, is the birthplace of Prince Philip of the United Kingdom (originally of Greece and Denmark), although his family fled Greece when the prince was an infant. Josh O'Connor (Larry Durrell) also stars in the Netflix series The Crown as Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's son. See more »


Version of My Family and Other Animals (1987) See more »

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A nice Masterpiece
23 November 2016 | by PhantomDadooSee all my reviews

There has been substantial criticism of this series' failure to accurately portray the source material about the Durrells. Not having read the books, I cannot use them as a comparison. So I am judging on the series itself, and comparing it to other presentations of more modern material on Masterpiece. In that light, I have thoroughly enjoyed it. The actors, especially those portraying the children bring real spirit to the four quirky kids. The photography captures the brightness of Corfu, the sky and sea are brilliant blue. The countryside captures the rustic life of the 1930's. The animals add a realistic and fun realism to the family's life. Is it the best Masterpiece ever? No, because the story doesn't lend itself to high adventure and suspense. But it is an enjoyable series that kept me interested in the family's story.

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English | Greek

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16 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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The Durrells in Corfu See more »

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Corfu, Greece

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