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 »
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Series cast summary:
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 Meets Scandal
25 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very well done series covering the years following WW I in the Grand Hotel with the lives of its owners, guests and employees tangled in a very well written historical soap opera. You get emotionally invested in who will rise, fall, be exposed and suffer their fates deserved and otherwise. At the center are the two brothers vying to own The Grand, manipulate their family members, control their wives, and deal with the finances of The Grand. Overseeing the employees and their tangled relationships are Mr. Collins and Mrs. Harvey who know all the secrets. I binge watched the whole series sacrificing sleep to what happens next and high recommend catching up for those who love well done British television.


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