Celia Imrie and Toby Jones star in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Gerald Durrell's classic story about his family's life in pre-war Corfu. The specially created soundtrack takes the story out of the studio and into the Greek wilderness that enthralled Durrell the young naturalist.
Gerald Durrell, OBE (1925 - 1995) was an English naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author, and television presenter. He founded what is now called the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Jersey Zoo (now Durrell Wildlife Park) on the Channel Island of Jersey in 1958, but is perhaps best remembered for writing a number of books based on his life as an animal collector and enthusiast. He was the youngest brother of novelist Lawrence Durrell. [source: Wikipedia]