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

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Upstairs, downstairs and (even) in my lady's chamber
27 August 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

British period soap opera in the `Duchess of Duke Street' tradition set in a high-class Manchester hotel in the nineteen-twenties. A remarkably well preserved Susan Hampshire plays an aging courtesan to the gentry, Tim Healey is excellent as Jacob, the all-seeing Hall Porter with principles and Mark McGann is perfect casting as devious, supercilious hotel proprietor Marcus Bannerman.

However, a couple of cast changes to major characters cause confusion and some of the storylines, especially the surrogate baby issue, become extremely far-fetched.

Watch out for spunky little chambermaid Kate. She's played by Rebecca Callard, daughter of Beverley who was the lovely Liz Macdonald in the legendary `Coronation Street'. A soap dynasty in the making?

Typical English attention to production values by way of sets & costumes makes this undemanding entertainment.


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