"The Durrells in Corfu on Masterpiece"

Sunday, October 16 at 8PM

A tight budget and desperation—not holiday-making—originally drive the Durrells to sink their meager savings into boat fare to Corfu, where they hope to find a refuge more welcoming for their unconventional ways than the stuffy UK. They arrive on an island with no beach resorts, night clubs, tourist shops, or even electricity—for this is 1935. What Corfu does have is endless opportunity for living, loving, shooting, and animal collecting—depending on your preferences.

Keeley Hawes stars as a widow who transplants her four unruly children from Britain to sun-drenched Corfu in 1935. Based on Gerald Durrell’s autobiographical trilogy, the series was lauded as “completely satisfying” when it aired in the UK.