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TV series ‘The Durrells’ takes British viewers to 1930s Corfu


Greek locations used as sets for international movies have always witnessed a subsequent increase in foreign visitors – just think “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” (Cephalonia) or “Mamma Mia!” (Skiathos, Skopelos) – serving as a great boost for the tourism industry at those destinations. Since last year, ITV comedy-drama “The Durrells” has had British viewers glued to their screens on Sunday nights, taking them on a journey to the island of Corfu in the 1930s.

There’s a lot to the name Durrell. Lawrence, the eldest son of the Durrell family, became a celebrated author of works including “The Alexandria Quartet.” A philhellene, he knew both Greece and Cyprus quite well. Also a poet, dramatist and travel writer, not to mention an agent of the British crown, Lawrence had an exciting bio. Other family members measured up quite impressively too.

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Source: ekathimerini