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Masterpiece Episode: "My Family and Other Animals"

Season 36, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: “My Family and Other Animals” is a charming adaptation of British zoologist Gerald Durrell's recollections of his years as a teen (played by Eugene Simon), spent with his offbeat mother (Imelda Staunton) and siblings on the Greek island of Corfu before World War II, amid odd creatures: crawling, flying and human. Larry: Matthew Goode. Leslie: Russell Tovey. Margo: Tamzin Merchant. Spiro: Omid Djalili.
Original Air Date: Apr 9, 2006
Guest Cast David Armand: George Tamzin Merchant: Margo Eugene Simon: Gerald Imelda Staunton: Mother Russell Tovey: Leslie Omid Djalili: Spiro Chris Langham: Theo

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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