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The Grand 

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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 ... See full summary »
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1998   1997  
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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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An unexpected treasure
17 March 2008 | by eccentricemuSee all my reviews

I must confess I shop at bargain outlets and the best kept secrets are the DVD sections. Once you weed past the hundreds over produced fitness disks, you may just come upon a little gem marked $3.99. Such was the case with The Grand, Series Two. We were disappointed not to be able to find Series One in the stack, but have made it a quest. The costumes are beautiful and the characters little vignettes of humanity both good and bad. You endear the sweet characters and loathe the ones twisting a black mustache and plotting their next evil move. The Series does not pretend to paint a pretty picture. It promises "Secrets, Betrayal, Romance, Revenge and Danger." It delivers on each of these promises! The twenties were often seen as a wild and fun time, but they were a precursor for political disaster on a worldwide scale and I believe the series captured this well.


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UK

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English

Release Date:

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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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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