At the end of World War I, the Bannerman family re-opens the Grand Hotel after a lengthy closure and a costly re-furbishing. The hotel has been in the family for a long time and John ... See full summary »
Reviews

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1  
1998   1997  
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lilies (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Tough, sexy, funny and heartbreaking, Lillies details the lives of Iris, May and Ruby Moss - Catholic sisters coming of age in a dockland terraced house. Familial love sustains them, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian McCardie, Catherine Tyldesley, Kerrie Hayes
Land Girls (TV Series 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Follow the lives, loves and highs and lows of four members of the Women's Land Army who are working at the Hoxley Estate during World War II.

Stars: Becci Gemmell, Susan Cookson, Mark Benton
Bomb Girls (TV Series 2012)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A drama about World War II women at work in a munitions factory.

Stars: Meg Tilly, Jodi Balfour, Charlotte Hegele
The Paradise (2012–2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The story of a young woman who works in a department store and gets caught up in the charms of the modern world.

Stars: Joanna Vanderham, Emun Elliott, Stephen Wight
Bramwell (TV Mini-Series 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In 1895, women were not expected to work - or even know about - medicine. Women were expected to work as house-wives, mothers, teachers and nurses. One woman was determined to change that. ... See full summary »

Stars: Jemma Redgrave, Ruth Sheen, David Calder
The Crimson Field (TV Mini-Series 2014)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

One of the untold stories of World War 1. Kitty Trevelyan tries to put the past troubles behind her as she joins two other girls to volunteer at one of the busy war hospitals in northern France.

Stars: Hermione Norris, Oona Chaplin, Richard Rankin
Upstairs Downstairs (2010–2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A new family and their servants live at the London townhouse at 165 Eaton Place in 1936.

Stars: Keeley Hawes, Ed Stoppard, Adrian Scarborough
Cranford (TV Series 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.

Stars: Judi Dench, Julia McKenzie, Imelda Staunton
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Drama series set in 1943 following the Coyne family and their neighbors as they struggle to maintain a normal life after a US Army Air Force base is set up in the middle of their rural parish.

Stars: Ciarán Hinds, Michael Nevin, Hattie Morahan
Lark Rise to Candleford (2008–2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An adaptation of Flora Thompson's autobiographical novel "Lark Rise To Candleford", set in 19 century Oxfordshire, in which a young girl moves to the local market town to begin an apprenticeship as a postmistress.

Stars: Olivia Hallinan, Sarah Lancashire, Julia Sawalha
The Forsyte Saga (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Chronicles the lives of three generations of the upper-middle-class British family, the Forsytes, from the 1870s to 1920.

Stars: Damian Lewis, Rupert Graves, Gina McKee
Home Fires (TV Series 2015)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A drama following a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community during World War II.

Stars: Clare Calbraith, Brian Fletcher, Samantha Bond
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Paul Warriner ...
 Clive Evans (18 episodes, 1997-1998)
...
 Kate Morris (18 episodes, 1997-1998)
...
 Esme Harkness (18 episodes, 1997-1998)
...
 Jacob Collins (18 episodes, 1997-1998)
...
 Marcus Bannerman (18 episodes, 1997-1998)
Maria Mescki ...
 Brenda Potter (17 episodes, 1997-1998)
...
 Lynne Milligan (17 episodes, 1997-1998)
...
 Mrs. Harvey (16 episodes, 1997-1998)
Michael Siberry ...
 John Bannerman (12 episodes, 1997-1998)
Julia St John ...
 Sarah Bannerman (12 episodes, 1997-1998)
...
 Lark Rothery (10 episodes, 1998)
...
 Stephen Bannerman (10 episodes, 1998)
...
 Ruth Bannerman (10 episodes, 1998)
Camilla Power ...
 Adele Bannerman (10 episodes, 1997-1998)
Michael Begley ...
 Jim Craig (9 episodes, 1998)
...
 Stephen Bannerman (8 episodes, 1997)
...
 Ruth Manning (8 episodes, 1997)
Edit

Storyline

At the end of World War I, the Bannerman family re-opens the Grand Hotel after a lengthy closure and a costly re-furbishing. The hotel has been in the family for a long time and John Bannerman and his wife Sarah desperately want to make a go of it. Their son Stephen has returned from the wars without any physical harm but still suffers from the mental anguish of seeing so many of his comrades-in-arms falling on the battlefield. When they learn that their accountant has squandered what little money they had left, they must turn to John's brother Marcus, a successful businessman who has eschewed any interest in the hotel over the years but now seems ready to plunge into the business with both feet. He also has an interest in Sarah. For the most part, the staff take pride in their work and are lead by the Hall Porter, Jacob Collins, who lost his son in the war and by Kate Morris one of the chamber maids who, by force of her own personality, is bound to make an impression on anyone who ... Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 April 1997 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Loistohotelli Grand  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(18 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
The Grand - a grand series
6 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This series centers on the people involved in a high class hotel: the family who runs it, the staff who work there, and the guests. The setting is Manchester, England, in 1920 and thereafter.

There are 18 episodes. I enjoyed it more as the episodes progressed, and increasingly came to appreciate it as special toward the end and to its conclusion. I recommend the viewer stick with it for at list 6 episodes, before rendering judgment on the whole series.

This production is first class in all respects: storyline, acting, dress and settings, musical accompaniment, etc. The plots of each episode are quite compelling, while underlying themes that develop in twists and turns across the plots are engrossing. Some very powerful drama is therein presented. If you like psychologically valid human relationship drama this should be of interest.

I rank it in the top 10 percent of movies or series I have seen (many thousands).


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?