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The Duchess of Duke Street

Series 1
(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Through hard work, talent, and ambition, a servant girl rises from scullery maid to become the finest chef in London and Edwardian society's premier hostess. Along the way her beauty and spirit attract the attention of high-placed admirers.
Statement of Responsibility: a production of the BBC and Time-Life films ; created and produced by John Hawkesworth ; written by John Hawkesworth ... [ et al.] ; directed by Bill Bain ... [et al.]
Title: The Duchess of Duke Street
Series 1
[videorecording]
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, [2005]
Characteristics: 5 videodiscs (ca. 781 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: a biography of Rosa Lewis ; Edwardian period background ; photo gallery ; filmographies
DVD release of the 1976 television series
"The beloved PBS Masterpiece Theatre series"--Container
Contents: v. 1, episode 1-3. A present sovereign. Honour and obey. A nice class of premises
v. 2, episode 4-6. The bargain. A bed of roses. For love or money
v. 3, episode 7-9. A lady of virtue. Trouble and strife. The outsiders
v. 4, episode 10-12. Lottie's boy. No letters, no lawyers. A matter of honour
v. 5, episode 13-15. One night's grace. Plain sailing. A test of love
Performers: Gemma Jones, Christopher Cazenove.
Summary: Through hard work, talent, and ambition, a servant girl rises from scullery maid to become the finest chef in London and Edwardian society's premier hostess. Along the way her beauty and spirit attract the attention of high-placed admirers.
System Details: DVD ; region 1 ; full screen presentation ; Dolby Digital
Other Language: Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Hotelkeepers England London Drama Women cooks England London Drama Hotels England London Drama London (England) Drama Great Britain History Edward VII, 1901-1910 Drama
Genre/Form: Television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Hotelkeepers
Women cooks
Hotels
Publisher No: AMP-7680
ISBN: 1569387680
9781569387689
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4572 D
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Jun 26, 2014
  • Reynold_Nugter rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I'm sure this series is okay, but I found it not suited for my personal taste. I found the drama a bit too dry. Others will probably like it. Rating it "OK" to be fair.

Apr 22, 2013
  • beatrice6368 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Loved it the first time ... and wanted to watch it again after Downton Abbey. DODS is still wonderful ... but shouldn't be compared to the production/acting/writing of DA -- produced at different times.

Loved it the first time, but now fond it very dated.

Apr 04, 2013
  • macierules rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The workings of a Victorian kitchen and their society never fails to fascinate.

Nov 05, 2011
  • tm77 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Love this series, have watched it twice over the years and enjoyed it just as much the second time. Excellent acting, interesting characters and plot lines.

Aug 15, 2011
  • sjmitra rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

The series starts off well, engaging viewers in the life of an assistant cook who becomes a king's mistress and a superb chef. However, the plot loses focus from the episode "For Love or Money." Comparisons may be unfair but Bramwell -- also about a woman trying to make it in a man's world in Victorian England -- is a far better show in every way.

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Through hard work, talent, and ambition, a servant girl rises from scullery maid to become the finest chef in London and Edwardian society's premier hostess. Along the way her beauty and spirit attract the attention of high-placed admirers.
Gemma Jones, Christopher Cazenove. a production of the BBC and Time-Life films
Masterpiece theatre (Television program); Duchess of Duke Street (Television program)

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