The Durrells

British comedy-drama series

The Durrells (known in North America as The Durrells in Corfu) is a British comedy-drama television series loosely based on Gerald Durrell's three autobiographical books about his family's four years (1935–1939) on the Greek island of Corfu.[1] It won the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for best actress in 2017 for Keeley Hawes.

The Durrells
GenreComedy drama
Based onCorfu trilogy by Gerald Durrell
Written bySimon Nye
Theme music composerRuth Barrett
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series4
No. of episodes26
Executive producersLee Morris
Sally Woodward Gentle
Simon Nye
ProducerChristopher Hall
CinematographyJulian Court, James Aspinall
Running time47 minutes
Production companiesSid Gentle Films
Original release
Release3 April 2016 (2016-04-03) –
12 May 2019 (2019-05-12)


  1. "Early life of Gerald Durrell comes to TV screens soon". Jersey Evening Post. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2016.

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