The Durrells

Series 1 - Episode 6



Louisa’s announcement that she’s to marry Sven doesn’t get a great response from her children… or from Spiros, for that matter. Neither does their decision to marry within a fortnight. Larry, in particular, is suspicious about such haste and voices his concerns to his clueless siblings. “Where have you been all your life?” he shrieks at pea-brained Leslie in exasperation. “Outside, mainly - shooting,” is the literal response.

Corfu has clearly worked its magic on the Durrell family (the youngsters are considerably less annoying and self-centred than at the start), so the series ends with a joyful, sun-dappled party and plenty of ends left untied in preparation for series two.


The family prepares for a celebration, and Margo is determined to persuade the reclusive Countess Mavrodaki to attend. Sven is put to the test by his potential family, but seems to make a good impression. Gerry begins to question whether keeping animals in his personal zoo is fair, and considers releasing them into the wild.

Cast & Crew

Louisa Durrell Keeley Hawes
Larry Durrell Josh O'Connor
Gerald Durrell Milo Parker
Margo Durrell Daisy Waterstone
Leslie Durrell Callum Woodhouse
Florence Petridis Lucy Black
Countess Mavrodaki Leslie Caron
Spiros Halikiopoulos Alexis Georgoulis
Theo Stephanides Yorgos Karamihos
Dennis Jeremy Swift
Sven Ulric Von Der Esch
Max Max Befort
Dr Petridis Alexis Conran
Donald Ben Hall
Lugaretzia Anna Savva
Nancy Lizzy Watts
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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