Episode Info: Louisa throws a party for Gerrys thirteenth birthday but it is a staid affair and Gerry does not appreciate the childrens games, railing at his mother before storming out. Spiros is also unhappy as his wife has left him and Dr Petrides is fed up with the guests demanding he diagnoses their ailments. Larry livens matters up with a conga and, despite a mosquito infestation, the evening ends on a reconciliatory note.
Based on the real-life events of the Durrell family as they resettle from England to Greece.
In 1935, Englishwoman Louisa Durrells life has fallen apart. Her husband died some years earlier and she has financial problems and troubled children. She suddenly announces that the five of them will move from Bournemouth to the Greek island of Corfu. A Homeric battle ensues as the family adapts to life on the island, especially when they discover that Corfu doesnt even have electricity yet. But it is inexpensive, an earthly paradise, and the Durrell family makes the big step that will change their lives.
Series based on the autobiographical novel by Gerald Durrell, the naturalist, explorer, writer, and conservationist, which tells the story of his family settling on Corfu in 1933 after his fathers untimely death and living there until 1939. His mother was rather eccentric and allowed They lived there until 1939. His mother was rather eccentric and allowed the 8-to-14-year-old Gerald to keep wildlife as pets. He also made friends among the local humans.