The Durrells in Corfu: Season 1 (2016)

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The Durrells in Corfu is crisp and confident, offering viewers an escape into dreamy scenery and a witty performance by star Keeley Hawes.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2016

The drama about a widow and her children who, in 1935, move from Britain to Corfu opens with Louisa and family arriving on the bucolic Greek island, where they soon fall in with the locals and a menagerie of animals.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2016

Larry tries his hand at hunting after Louisa demands that the kids put food on the table; and Margo, Leslie and Gerry pursue the objects of their affections.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2016

Gerry discovers the surprising background of his new soul mate; Leslie suffers heartbreak; Louisa has another go with Sven; and Margo tries again with the medical profession.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2016

Leslie winds up in court after being tossed out of the house; and is represented by Theo and Spiros. In other events, Margo adjusts to her new job and a new dress; and Louisa has man trouble.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2016

Louisa's aunt visits from England; and a string of mishaps threatens to end the family's Greek idyll until Sven comes to the rescue.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2016

The Season 1 finale finds the family unsure about a big plan. In other events, Larry faces a crisis; and Margo attempts to help the countess.

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Tv Season Info

Adapted from Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals and its two sequels, Season 1 of the family drama about British widow Louisa Durrell (Keeley Hawes) and her children Larry (Josh O'Connor), Leslie (Callum Woodhouse), Margo (Daisy Waterstone) and Gerry (Milo Parker) opens with the family, for financial reasons, relocating from dreary England to the sun-drenched Greek isle of Corfu. However, the change of scenery doesn't change their lives as much as Louisa hoped: monetary issues remain; new challenges, some fueled by differing cultural norms, are introduced; and the relatively normal (and not-so-normal) issues families face surface from time to time. Among them: Margo falling head-over-heels in (unrequited) love and, later, befriending a countess; Gerry becoming tight with a former prison inmate; Leslie, after his mother tosses him out, falling into a life of crime; a visiting relative demanding they return to England; and Louisa realizing that a suitor isn't quite what he appears to be.

Cast & Crew

Daisy Waterstone
Margo Durrell
Alexis Georgoulis
Spiros Hakaiopolous
Yorgos Karamihos
Dr. Theo Stephanides
Milo Parker
Gerry Durrell
Josh O'Connor
Larry Durrell
Keeley Hawes
Louisa Durrell
Callum Woodhouse
Leslie Durrell
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Critic Reviews for The Durrells in Corfu Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (10)

This sunny and touching yarn feels like just what we need in these angst-ridden days.

Oct 17, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The series is a rich family portrait of widowed mother Louisa Durrell (Keeley Hawes) and her four idiosyncratic children.

Oct 13, 2016 | Full Review…

Given that talent for mythmaking, The Durrells of Corfu is probably as fine an introduction to the real lives of this remarkable family as could be written.

Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Nye's sharpest idea was to make it all more adult-orientated by bringing the role of matriarch Mrs Durrell (Keeley Hawes) to the fore.

Apr 24, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Durrells in Corfu is an absolute delight.

Oct 10, 2016 | Full Review…

It is intended as 'escapist' television, as a retreat from a dark world and work on Monday morning, but I just can't escape my brain telling me, 'Three years, and not a word of Greek?'

Jul 10, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A ludicrously dysfunctional very British family relocates to Corfu without a word of Greek, befriends a host of stereotypical locals and the odd, drunken Brit, and everything proceeds to go completely tits up. What's not to love?

Jul 3, 2019 | Full Review…

The series ends with a joyful, sun-dappled party and plenty of ends left untied in preparation for series two.

Apr 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Even though it fits smack in with the style of most PBS dramas, this dramedy is full of really sharp jokes and an entire community of hilariously quirky characters. In fact, the show that it most reminded me of was Parks & Recreation. It's lovely.

Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…

The Durrells, is the perfect summer vacation you have probably been aching for. We suggest you pack light, and board the binge-train as soon as possible.

May 31, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a light drama with entertaining characters, all shot on location and the gorgeous hills and sun-dappled beaches, and the cultural color of island life is as interesting as the human story.

Mar 30, 2017 | Full Review…

The Durrells in Corfu is as warm and pleasant as its picturesque setting.

Oct 14, 2016 | Full Review…

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