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Series cast summary:
Paul Warriner Paul Warriner ...  Clive Evans 18 episodes, 1997-1998
Rebecca Callard ...  Kate Morris 18 episodes, 1997-1998
Susan Hampshire ...  Esme Harkness 18 episodes, 1997-1998
Tim Healy ...  Jacob Collins 18 episodes, 1997-1998
Mark McGann ...  Marcus Bannerman 18 episodes, 1997-1998
Maria Mescki Maria Mescki ...  Brenda Potter 17 episodes, 1997-1998
Naomi Radcliffe ...  Lynne Milligan 17 episodes, 1997-1998
Christine Mackie Christine Mackie ...  Mrs. Harvey 16 episodes, 1997-1998
Michael Siberry ...  John Bannerman 12 episodes, 1997-1998
Julia St John Julia St John ...  Sarah Bannerman 12 episodes, 1997-1998
Julia Haworth ...  Lark Rothery 10 episodes, 1998
Ifan Meredith ...  Stephen Bannerman 10 episodes, 1998
Victoria Scarborough ...  Ruth Bannerman 10 episodes, 1998
Camilla Power ...  Adele Bannerman 10 episodes, 1997-1998
Michael Begley Michael Begley ...  Jim Craig 9 episodes, 1998
Stephen Moyer ...  Stephen Bannerman 8 episodes, 1997
Amanda Mealing ...  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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4 April 1997 (UK) See more »

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Loistohotelli Grand See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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(18 episodes)

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Stick With The Grand
8 August 2006 | by sraftom-1See all my reviews

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed The Grand. The other review on this page is accurate in all of it's particulars but does not capture the feeling of opulence and grandeur that the series brings to the small screen. Contrary to the other comments, one does care about the characters from the original Bannerman's to the quintessential bad guy, Marcus. The writing, though smattered with some convenient dramatic plot devices, is terrific. The single best episode, when Clive goes home to see his father, is a masterpiece of writing, with compassion for someone "different", the ultimate outsider among so many others in this cast of characters. The unexpected turn at the end is marvelous. We are watching "Duchess of Duke Street" concomitantly with "TG" and the acting is so much better and deeper, the characters so much more filled out and the story lines so much better, that there is no comparison. We highly recommend that you stick with it. You will be rewarded. Incidentally, we got this out of our public library on VHS, so look for it there.


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