The Duchess of Duke Street (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... See full summary »

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1977   1976  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »
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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)
Richard Vernon ...
 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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16 December 1979 (USA)  »

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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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Featured in Maid in Britain (2010) See more »

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Amazing series...golly why is the DVD such mediocre quality?
17 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though this series is compared to "Upstairs Downstairs", it stood on its own feet as a first rate drama about an extremely interesting Cockney character going from getting her job in service to becoming the best chief in Britian and running the most famous private hotel in London.

The ENTIRE cast was superb, with Gemma Jones performing the part of a lifetime with power, wit and grace.

For the life of me, I can't understand why BBC chose not to release this on DVD....instead they leased it to Acorn video and the quality is no better than the VHS version the BBC issues years ago. Some of the episode are such lousy visual quality that it's hard to enjoy them.

I own both sets on VHS and was first-in-line to the buy the DVD......but crickey, the quality on the two DVD sets is so mediocre.


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