The Durrells

Series 1 - Episode 4



“One collects them, the other executes them,” observes Larry with a sneer as he surveys youngest brother Gerry’s expanding menagerie of wildlife along with the victims of Leslie’s hunting expeditions. And it’s Leslie’s gun-toting activities that are causing the most grief around the island of Corfu. His “friends” Sotos and Fotis may sound like a comedy duo, but they get Leslie involved in something that’s potentially rather serious.

On a more light-hearted note, Margo finds a handsome new object for her youthful lust at the Countess Mavrodaki’s and Louisa makes some headway with her monosyllabic Scandinavian neighbour. This Sunday-night escapism is as warming as the Corfu sun.


Leslie falls in with a bad crowd and ends up being falsely accused of armed robbery, prompting Louisa to take desperate measures to save him. Margo takes a shine to a gardener at the Villa Mavrodaki, Captain Creech returns, and the family realises the extent of Gerry's passion for animals when he turns his bedroom into a centre for scientific learning. Guest starring Leslie Caron.

Cast & Crew

Louisa Durrell Keeley Hawes
Countess Mavrodaki Leslie Caron
Larry Durrell Josh O'Connor
Gerald Durrell Milo Parker
Margo Durrell Daisy Waterstone
Leslie Durrell Callum Woodhouse
Florence Petrides Lucy Black
Capt Creech James Cosmo
Spiros Halikiopoulos Alexis Georgoulis
Theo Stephanides Yorgos Karamihos
Sven Ulric Von Der Esch
Lugaretzia Anna Savva
Dennis Jeremy Swift
Fotis Vangelis Diamantis
Sotos Manolis Emmanouel
Crippenopoulos George Kopsidas
Angel Jamie Ward
Judge Andreas Karras
Police sergeant Nestoras Kopsidas
Director Roger Goldby
Dramatised By Simon Nye
Executive Producer Simon Nye
Executive Producer Sally Woodward Gentle
Executive Producer Lee Morris
Producer Christopher Hall
Writer Gerald Durrell
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