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Tell Me Who I Am – Documentary on Netflix tonight

Tell Me Who I Am, the documentary by Ed Perkins, goes out on Netflix at midnight this evening. Anyone who has read the book that I wrote with Alex and Marcus can now see them telling their story in a powerful and moving film. All credit to two of the bravest men it has been my pleasure to meet.

And the good news is it is wowing audiences. This review is typical of the response.

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Durrells everywhere

Nancy in Corfu

Nancy in Corfu

Last year when the Durrells first appeared on ITV I wrote a fairly critical piece about it in The Times – and then enjoyed the series. With all that sun, sea, landscape and good humour, what did it matter that the characters bore no relation to anyone who’d ever actually lived there? As I wrote, ‘The family must appeal to some fundamental need we all have for there to have been a time when Corfu was bathed in perpetual summer sunshine, the English were regarded by a benign peasantry as ‘little lords’ and eccentricity had free reign.’

But this time, the charm is waning. I suppose, weirdly, I feel most protective towards Larry, who after all was a man of iridescent charm and charisma, who cared passionately about literature and was endlessly cruel to his nearest and dearest. And who was above all wonderfully funny. Someone – Theodore? – described him as a small blond firework, but the TV Larry has as much literary fire in his belly as a dough ball.

So I’ve stopped watching. Which is a shame, as the actor who plays Gerry is terrific. And so is the pelican. But still …

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