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The Ionian island of Corfu…

The Ionian island of Corfu was transported back to the 1930s yesterday as a camera crew from the BBC filmed shots for an upcoming television movie based on the book ‘My Family and Other Animals’ by British writer Gerald Durrell. The book was first published in 1956 and was instrumental in making both the island, where Durrell spent much of his childhood, and the author himself, famous. The film is due to be shown on Christmas Day in Britain and features Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton in the role of Durrell’s mother.