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The Making of a Lady

 

This is the story of the educated but penniless Emily (Lydia Wilson). During her duties as a lady’s companion for Lady Maria (Joanna Lumley), she meets her employer’s wealthy widower nephew, Lord James Walderhurst (Linus Roache). Accepting his practical if unromantic marriage proposal, Emily finds solace in the company of Walderhurst’s nephew Alec Osborn (James D’Arcy) and his glamorous wife, Hester (Hasina Haque), after Lord James leaves to rejoin his regiment. Emily, alone with the Osborns, increasingly comes under their control and begins to fear for her life. Based on the 1901 novel The Making of a Marchioness by celebrated writer Frances Hodgson Burnett.

 

THE DURRELLS IN CORFU ON MASTERPIECE
Part 6 of 6

 

Keeley Hawes stars as an intrepid widow who decamps from dreary 1930s England to the bucolic Greek island of Corfu with her four recalcitrant children, ages 11 to 21. A six-part adaptation of Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals and its two sequels.

 

Part 6 of 6
Big plans are afoot, but the Durrells can’t decide whether to proceed. Larry faces a crisis – and he’s not the only one.

 

THE DURRELLS IN CORFU ON MASTERPIECE
Part 5 of 6

 

Keeley Hawes stars as an intrepid widow who decamps from dreary 1930s England to the bucolic Greek island of Corfu with her four recalcitrant children, ages 11 to 21. A six-part adaptation of Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals and its two sequels.

 

Part 5 of 6
Louisa’s aunt arrives from England to a string of mishaps. Bad moods and bad luck threaten to end the Durrells’ Greek idyll. Sven comes to the rescue.

 

THE DURRELLS IN CORFU ON MASTERPIECE
Part 4 of 6

 

Keeley Hawes stars as an intrepid widow who decamps from dreary 1930s England to the bucolic Greek island of Corfu with her four recalcitrant children, ages 11 to 21. A six-part adaptation of Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals and its two sequels.

 

Part 4 of 6
Louisa’s aunt arrives from England to a string of mishaps. Bad moods and bad luck threaten to end the Durrells’ Greek idyll.

 

THE DURRELLS IN CORFU ON MASTERPIECE
Part 3 of 6

 

Keeley Hawes stars as an intrepid widow who decamps from dreary 1930s England to the bucolic Greek island of Corfu with her four recalcitrant children, ages 11 to 21. A six-part adaptation of Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals and its two sequels.

 

Part 3 of 6
Gerry’s new soulmate has a surprising background. Leslie suffers the pangs of heartbreak. Margo takes a stab at the medical profession.

 

THE DURRELLS IN CORFU ON MASTERPIECE
Part 2 of 6

 

Keeley Hawes stars as an intrepid widow who decamps from dreary 1930s England to the bucolic Greek island of Corfu with her four recalcitrant children, ages 11 to 21. A six-part adaptation of Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals and its two sequels.

 

Part 2 of 6
At wits’ end, Louisa orders her children to put food on the table, so Larry bites the bullet and goes hunting. Meanwhile, Margo, Leslie and Gerry pursue their various love interests.

 

THE DURRELLS IN CORFU ON MASTERPIECE
Part 1 of 6

 

Keeley Hawes stars as an intrepid widow who decamps from dreary 1930s England to the bucolic Greek island of Corfu with her four recalcitrant children, ages 11 to 21. A six-part adaptation of Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals and its two sequels.

 

Part 1 of 6
Louisa Durrell and her four headstrong children arrive penniless in Corfu in 1935. They soon fall in with the locals and a menagerie of animals.