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 Louisa Trotter (31 episodes, 1976-1977)
Victoria Plucknett ...
 Mary (26 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Welsh ...
 Merriman (25 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Cater ...
 Starr (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Major Smith-Barton / ... (18 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Mrs. Cochrane (17 episodes, 1976-1977)
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 Charles Haslemere / ... (15 episodes, 1976-1977)
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Louisa Trotter works her way up from being a skivvy to being the Queen of cooks, cook to the King, and owner of the Bentinck Hotel. Her life and happenings among the guests and staff of the Hotel make up the 31 episodes. Written by Kathy Li

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Das Hotel in der Duke Street  »

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Hayley Mills was originally cast in the lead role but had to withdraw after learning she was pregnant. See more »

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The very best of TV Drama
16 November 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In this time of mostly dour TV mediocrity, it is a relief to be able to savor and enjoy the stupefyingly satisfying excellence that Duchess of Duke Street imparts. Truly a classic and a treasure, it has not dated a second and still packs a wallop both dramatically and historically. The cast boasts an amazing array of superb actors, all of whom best, with rare exception, any working TV actor today.

Gemma Jones is so delicious and perfect that she is indelible in the part to anyone who watches. Her energy and conviction carry the show even when she has little to do in some of the episodes. Christopher Cazenove is sexy, charming and touching and should have become a big star.

If one had to give a reason to substantiate the continued existence of television, one need only to turn to this dramatic jewel that is the Duchess of Duke Street.


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