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As the most opulent hotel in Manchester, England, during the decadent Roaring 20s, The Grand is more than a building. Its a nexus for schemes, scandals, romance, and intrigue. For owner John Bannerman, The Grand symbolizes a tradition of luxury and elegance begun by his father. For Marcus Bannerman, it becomes a risky investment and a way to entice his brothers wife into bed. And for the maids and porters employed there, it represents a possible escape from their hardscrabble past--and an endless source of backstairs gossip.
Written by Russell T Davies (Casanova, Touching Evil) and featuring three-time Emmy®-winner Susan Hampshire, this is addictive period drama in the tradition of Upstairs, Downstairs and The Duchess of Duke Street. Divided by class and circumstance or tied together by love and loyalty, the myriad characters who populate The Grand prove unforgettable.
Written by Queer as Folk author Russell T. Davies, The Grand features an ever-surprising plot propelled by strong characters, their loyalties, rivalries, and revelations. The large and adept cast portrays the hotel guests, staff, and owners. This diverse ensemble re-creates an era when class distinctions between the upper and working classes were all-important. The Grand's doorman acts as a cultural interpreter between the posh owners and the working-class staff. The sets and costumes are done with a remarkable attention to detail that will please both Anglophiles and PBS fans. --Tara Chace
I loved this series, particularly in the earlier episodes. I'm glad it was ended as is and didn't go into the lamentable decline of my once-loved Monarch of the Glen. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Lois C. Fleming
Wonderful series,beautiful settings & period clothes along with a great human story.Published 12 days ago by email@example.com
Fast service. No problem with movie. .just not as good as I had hoped. .thanks!Published 17 days ago by Christine A. Dorsey
The only thing I can say about this series, is I wish they would have continued when the new owner took over. Really enjoyed.Published 17 days ago by shoefly
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|The Grand--English subtitles?||
No the DVD has no subtitles. I am American and often need subtitles for some British shows like MI-5 or Dr. Who... but The Grand is very easy to understand the English dialogue... at least from an American point of vue. But if you are asking because you are hearing impaired... then no sorry no... Read More
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