The Grand - Complete Collection
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Lust, greed, and gossip in a glamorous British hotel of the 1920s
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.
Image Upstairs Downstairs on a more massive scale. Or, if you can, a serious version of Fawlty Towers set in the 1920s in Manchester's luxurious Grand Hotel. Closed for renovations following World War I, the hotel and its staff face financial ruin, foreclosure, suicide, and infidelity before even reopening its doors to guests in the first episode of the series. When it finally welcomes visitors, guests abound, but so does trouble. This highly acclaimed eight-part story has everything a miniseries requires: suspense, social climbers, financial double-dealing, humor, murder, and semiretired prostitutes.
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 ChaceSee all Editorial Reviews
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Read reviews that mention
Showing 1-8 of 172 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
regardless of her age looks wonderful and plays the part of an aging prostitute. Ladies, some of her clothes are to die for!
I was a bit disappointed that two of the characters were changed on disc 3, but luckily it didn't detract from the show itself.
I wasn't too sure about buying it at first, now I'm glad I did. I would recommend it to anyone who likes British shows.
You will recognise a lot of the actors and all do a first class job.
one permanent guest ( Susan Hampshire ) is the most fascinating. Beautiful, charming with a hidden past she is deliciously involved with the intrigue and deceit that lingers like the London fog. The brother of the owner of the Grand lusts for his brothers wife as well as obtaining ownership of the hotel. We follow the over worked staff who are treated more like serfs than employees. Many stories are woven and all hold our interest. Stay at The Grand, you will enjoy the visit.
I for one would like to know what happen to Stephen and Kate, as well as the New Owner... OMG so many plots to explore.
I really hope Some one will remake this Drama you know like the Downton Abbey approach or UpStairs DownStairs ( the 70 version) as well as The Duchess of Duke Street ( have to say I love this one)
Speaking of UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS (2010-2012) Someone really needs to remake that one with a good ending not leaving us hanging....justsaying