Release dates: 4 April 1997
Official site: n.a.

  • Morag Fullarton (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
  • Kim Flitcroft (2 episodes, 1997)
  • Douglas Mackinnon (2 episodes, 1997)
  • Noella Smith (2 episodes, 1997)
Writer: Russell T. Davies (18 episodes, 1997-1998)
Genre: Drama Series
Film Locations: n.a.
Plot Summary: Drama set both above and below stairs in an opulent Manchester hotel after World War I, The Grand is a cross between Upstairs, Downstairs and “Duchess of Duke Street, The” (1976). The hotel is owned by brothers John and Marcus Bannerman, with John’s wife Sarah holding a casting vote. John is dull but reliable; Marcus is devious, unscrupulous – and in love with Sarah… Mr Collins is the head porter whose son died in the war but who is too proud to let his grief show. Kate Morris and Monica Jones are chambermaids who dream of bettering themselves: things look up for Monica when one of the long-term guests, Esme Harkness (an ageing prostitute!), takes her under her wing and teaches her how to be a lady. Stephen MOyer plays Stephen Bannerman, a WWI vet who has been drastically changed by the experience and has trouble fitting in back in civilian life.
On the outside, The Grand, located in Manchester, appears to be a flourishing hotel, complete with the latest modern luxuries of the 1920s. But look inside and you’ll discover a hotbed of illicit affairs, prostitution, murder and other fascinating doings. Stay awhile and discover the dramatic style, riveting stories and wonderful characters in this highly acclaimed series. Whether it’s sexual politics, double-dealing, mystery, suspense or well-timed humor, you’ll find everything you need in this fascinating place.
  • 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 … Brenda Potter (17 episodes, 1997-1998)
  • Naomi Radcliffe … Lynne Milligan (17 episodes, 1997-1998)
  • Christine Mackie … Mrs. Harvey (16 episodes, 1997-1998)
  • Julia St. John … Sarah Bannerman (12 episodes, 1997-1998)
  • Michael Siberry … John 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 … Jim Craig (9 episodes, 1998)
  • Stephen Moyer … Stephen Bannerman (8 episodes, 1997)
  • Amanda Mealing … Ruth Manning (8 episodes, 1997)
  • Jane Danson … Monica Jones (7 episodes, 1997)
  • Ian Kershaw … Tom Corbett (7 episodes, 1998)
  • John Henshaw … Bob Jessop / Taxi Driver (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
  • Glen Mortimer … Receptionist (7 episodes, 1997)
  • Emily Hamilton … Christina Lloyd-Price (6 episodes, 1998)
  • Louie Ramsay … Mary Bannerman (5 episodes, 1997)
  • Richard Standing … Fred Willets (5 episodes, 1998)
  • Nicola Cowper … Edith West (4 episodes, 1998)
  • Guy Henry … Douglas Curzon / Dr. Curzon (2 episodes, 1998)
  • Jeremy Swift … David Jeffries (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
  • Daniel Casey … James Cornell (2 episodes, 1997)
  • Matthew Radford … Jackson Tyler (2 episodes, 1997)
  • Caroline Skelly … Olive Clegg (2 episodes, 1997)
Producer: Antony Root … executive producer
Original Music: Julian Nott
Cinematography: Doug Hallows
Editor: Tony Cranstoun
Casting: n.a.
Production Design: Inez Nordell
Art Direction:
  • Rachel Pierce,
  • Deborah Morley
Set Decoration: n.a.
Visual Effects: n.a.

Short video, but worth it (Thanks to Billsbabe, Parise for the video.):

The entire series is online, click below to see the first episode:

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  1. Loved the video. Thanks, Parise. I didn’t get to all the photos in the gallery … count on my returning to view them all.

    Thanks, Lynn and Parise, for providing this entertaining look at The Grand.

  2. Why was he only in some of the episodes?  I was watching The Grand on netflix and was disappointed when I got to episode 9, he wasn’t in it!  He is probably the main reason I stuck through the first 8 episodes!  I guess I just have to wait for the next season of true blood….

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