What better way to end the weekend than by enjoying these two life-affirming dramas?
The Durrells and The Good Karma Hospital, Sunday 18 March, from 7pm, ITV/HD (CH 103/113). Also available for 7 days in Catch Up > Channels > ITV Hub
It’s Sunday night. A new week is threatening to ruin everything – but for now, all you want to do is make yourself a cuppa, get comfy on the sofa and have your cockles well and truly warmed by some great telly. And as luck would have it, there are two wonderful dramas back on ITV on the same Sunday night later this month!
First up, get yourself some Mediterranean melodrama with series 3 of The Durrells (from Sunday 18 March, 7pm, ITV). Following the heartbreak that befell her at the end of the last series, family matriarch Louisa (Ashes To Ashes’ Keeley Hawes) is trying to hold everything together when we head back to Corfu for episode 1. But while she’s dealing with the wreckage of her romantic life, Louisa’s already wayward brood seem to only be getting more troublesome…
Based on British naturalist Gerald Durrell’s trilogy of memoirs about the four years his family spent on the island, we’ve been promised “plenty of love, laughter and tears” in the new series. Plus, the stunning backdrop is great if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration for your hols.
The Good Karma Hospital
Once you’re done with the sun-kissed charm of The Durrells, it’ll be time to book yourself an appointment at The Good Karma Hospital (from Sunday 18 March, 8pm, ITV). Having decided to stay in India at the end of the first series, junior doctor Ruby Walker (Game Of Thrones’ Amrita Acharia) has her hands full yet again, as she grapples with working at the titular hospital in the country’s beautiful south.
Co-starring Amanda Redman (New Tricks) as the eccentric English doctor who runs the hospital, plus a supporting cast that includes Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly), this magnificent medical drama delivers big on the feel-good factor. That’s Sundays sorted then!
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