Set in 1935 when the Englishwoman Louisa Durrell, whose life had fallen apart, decided to move from Bournemouth to the Greek island of Corfu. Her husband had died some years earlier and she has financial problems, when she suddenly announces that she and her four children will move to the island and a Homeric battle ensues as the family adapt to life on the island, especially when they discover that Corfu does not even have electricity at that time. But it is cheap, an earthly paradise and the Durrell family make the big step that will change their lives.
- Episode #1.1 | In 1935, beleaguered Bournemouth mother Louisa Durrell decides to uproot her problematic family and build a new life on the Greek island of Corfu. However, they soon find that island life presents its own problems.
- Episode #1.2 | Theo and his neighbour Sven must put their rudimentary medical skills to the test when Larry Durrell falls dangerously ill. Spiros brings the family some good news that may ease their financial worries.
- Episode #1.3 | Margo takes great pride in her new job at the surgery, but realises where her greatest talent lies. Louisa wonders if she’s made a mistake bringing her family to Corfu when Gerry befriends a convict.