[ilds] The Durrells

Kennedy Gammage gammage.kennedy at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 19:16:30 PDT 2016


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3522005/A-gin-soaked-mum-mischief-sun-s-perfect-Sunday-telly-CHRISTOPHER-STEVENS-reviews-weekend-s-TV.html



On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 10:39 PM, PETER BALDWIN <delospeter at hotmail.com>
wrote:

> The focus is on a stressed mother, Louisa, struggling with four unruly
> 'children'
>
> That GD found fascination with wildlife on Corfu through the mentoring of
> Theo hardly gets a look in. The whole compares very badly for the fan of
> the D family against books (given how key the Greek experience was to both
> brothers) and previous adaptions
>
> Pleased to see the shrine of St A used for some scenes - thankfully not
> identified as such
>
> Contrast BBC in 1990's (?) when the wildlife filming reflected G's
> fascination with animals
>
> As you say, if it brings cash to G's estate ie for the Jersey Zoo that's
> some good
>
> No sponsorships trails for Panic Spring for the series!
>
> Peter
>
> Peterhttp://www.thevictoriabarntgreen.co.uk/
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On 5 Apr 2016, at 06:28, James Gifford <james.d.gifford at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Peter,
>
> Good to know!  I was thinking more along the lines of, "is this worth
> watching online or am I better off with Netflix..."  That said, I hope it
> does well -- there seems to be talk of more than one series, and that would
> be a good thing, whether it's accurate or not.  It would at least make the
> estates happy.
>
> Cheers,
> James
>
> On 2016-04-04 9:34 PM, PETER BALDWIN wrote:
>
> Passable as entertainment, James, if your knowledge of the family goes no
> further than 'My Family......' But biographically very inaccurate. Don't
> waste your money on pre-ordering the DVD if there is one.
>
>
> Peter
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
> On 5 Apr 2016, at 03:07, James Gifford <james.d.gifford at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> Hello all,
>
>
> I'm curious if anyone has feedback on the ITV production of "The Durrells"
> that aired last night.  It's certainly catching some media attention
> elsewhere.
>
>
> All best,
>
> James
>
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