Masterpiece Theatre

My Family And Other Animals

Season 36, Episode 7 of 16

One of literature's most charming, eccentric and amusing childhood memoirs comes to life in an adaptation of Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals, chronicling Durrell's five-year sojourn on the Greek island of Corfu with his family before World War II. Young Gerald (Eugene Simon, Casanova), a budding zoologist, is joined by brothers Leslie (Russell Tovey, "Poirot"), a firearms enthusiast, and Larry (Matthew Goode, Match Point), a writer destined for fame as Lawrence Durrell, along with boy-crazed sister Margo (Tamzin Merchant, Pride & Prejudice) and their mother (Imelda Staunton, Vera Drake), easily the sanest of the bunch. Surrounded by ample wildlife and histrionic locals, they enjoy a sun-drenched, chaotic idyll.

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11 p.m.
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