The Durrells ITV, 8pm
In 1987, the BBC turned Gerald Durrell’s memoir My Family and Other Animals into a TV series. In 2005, they backed a featurelength version, scripted by Simon Nye. Now he’s back, but this time has incorporated not only that book into this series for ITV, but also the other parts of Durrell’s Corfu-based trilogy of autobiographies. The result is a drama starring Keeley Hawes as Louisa Durrell, the widowed mother of four children who, when we first meet her, decides to swap 1930s Britain for the Greek island in the hope of starting a new and more fruitful life.