Keeley Hawes returns in the role of Louisa Durrell for series two of the hit drama The Durrells based upon Gerald Durrell’s trilogy of Corfu memoirs, including My Family and Other Animals.
In the third episode no one knows the exact date of Louisa’s birthday, not even Louisa herself. Seeing how much she is missing Larry, the family decide to throw her a party to cheer her up. Larry’s bachelor life is interrupted by the arrival of Louisa with a food parcel. Louisa admits that she misses his intellectual conversations, but Larry replies with a cutting remark about her age.
With Louisa unwilling to rush into things with Hugh (Daniel Lapaine), Larry informs her that soon all her children will be leaving home – so what is she waiting for? Reluctantly, Louisa takes Hugh up on his date, where she learns some shocking truths about Vasilia (Errika Bigiou). Hugh is irked when his car breaks down and Spiro (Alexis Georgoulis) comes to the rescue.
On a whim, Louisa had taken her eldest son Larry (Josh O’Connor)’s suggestion and made the lifechanging decision to whisk her four unruly children away to the sun-drenched island of Corfu. As well as Larry, there were teenagers Leslie (Callum Woodhouse) and Margo (Daisy Waterstone), and 11-year-old Gerry (Milo Parker).
The Durrells Season 2 Episode 3 airs on Sunday 7 May 2017 from 8.00pm-9.00pm on ITV.