Monday, October 24, 2016

The Durrells In Corfu



Our local Public Broadcasting Service station was off the air for ten days......ten long days.
The broadcasting tower required maintenance, which apparently can  only be undertaken by a few specialized technicians..
One thing that appeased it's regular viewers was the offer of watching most of it's content online, you didn't have to have the prestigious PASSPORT code, which is issued to it's contributing members, so programs like Poldark, Downtown Abbey, and the new series The Durrells in Corfu were available if you had internet access.
The Durrells in Corfu is now my latest love from Masterpiece Theatre.

Keeley Hawes (Upstairs Downstairs) stars as an intrepid widow who decamps from dreary England to a sun-dappled Greek island with her four recalcitrant children, ages 11 to 21, on this six-part adaptation of Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals and its two sequels. The Durrells in Corfu airs Sundays, October 16th - November 20th, 2016 at the special time of 8pm ET on MASTERPIECE on PBS.

Treat yourself to a fun-filled hour on Sunday nights, it's a lovely escape.

http://www.gpb.org/television/shows/masterpiece/episode/5b68c4c3-67b4-4e50-969a-313420e45ace#.WA5sFOulhDc.link

12 comments:

Deb said...

LOVE this show. :)

donna baker said...

Oh so glad you reviewed it Jo. I saw it listed last night but had never heard of it. Can't wait to watch it now and hope I can see the first show.

local alien said...

We had this last winter and I loved it. Nothing like the book....just great English TV. I didn't see a lot of the episodes because it was on at the same as football. Waiting for a rerun

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

I am loving this series. Between this show and Poldark, Sunday is the best night on TV for me. I didn't know there were only going to be six episodes. I'll have to savor them even more.

DJan said...

Thanks for the information on the show. I hadn't heard of it and I know I'll enjoy it! :-)

Come Away With Me said...

It's delightful - have seen the first two episodes so far on our local PBS station and look forward to it each week.

Kathy said...

Thanks for the review. I'm going to have to check this out.

Jo said...

Hi Jo, thanks for the link. I had the book as set work at school more than four decades ago! Greetings. Jo (South Africa)

Rian said...

Yes, I'm enjoying this show also... as well as Poldark and all the mysteries on PBS!

NotesFromAbroad said...

I am thoroughly enjoying this show .. I knew about Lawrence but not the family story .. I like it a lot:)

Kay G. said...

I must admit, I only like it for the scenery. I really do like almost all the Brit TV shows, but this one...they all scream so much, maybe I am just not in a mood for the drama! LOL.

Dora, the Quilter said...

I wasn't sure this would be my cup of tea, but by the end of the first program, I was hooked.