I’m not a TV watcher. It’s very, very rare that we turn on our TV and then it’s usually for Masterpiece Theatre. But it’s been months and months since I’ve looked at it.

And then, last week, a friend asked if I was watching
The Durrells in Corfu on PBS

Because I had already missed two weeks/episodes, I went to ITunes to buy the series. Then, somehow, I got to the main PBS page. Do you know,if you make a donation (either at one time or, as I did as a monthly sponsor) you have access to ALL of PBS?

It’s sort of like subscribing to Netflix.


So, I’ve watched and been totally entranced with the Durrell family. It’s a wonderful, wonderful series.

Wanting to know more about how Lawrence Durrell, the writer, actually fits into this I did some background research. In this series he is the eldest brother who arrives on Corfu with his Mother and his siblings. In “real life” he and his wife were already there when, in 1935, his Mother and his three siblings arrived.
The series is based on Gerald (the youngest sibling) Durrell’s trilogy, “My Family and Other Animals.” Gerry, in the TV series, is absolutely captivating!

I’ve watched 3 of the 6 episodes and will be SO sorry when it ends!

As an aside: I was very surprised to hear the last name pronounced
(sorry, that’s the closest I can come to visualizing the correct syllable emphasis!)
In our house we have always, ALWAYS, pronounced it
What about you?

Back to the PBS site:
HERE is the home page for PBS TV.

I’ve yet to watch Poldark, so am looking forward to that! And let’s hope
Grantchester comes back very soon…

The time changed today and now, at 5:30, it’s so dark. I love the light mornings but the end of day is hard in the dark.