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The Duchess of Duke Street - Series 2
The Duchess of Duke Street - Series 2
Actors: Hazel Bainbridge, Richard Beale, Jessica Benton, Lally Bowers, John Cater
Directors: Bill Bain, Cyril Coke, Gerry Mill, Simon Langton
Genres: Drama, Television
NR     2006     13hr 49min

Mrs. Trotter, born Louisa Leyton, has already proven that she can take whatever life dishes out and remain in a class all her own. Having made her reputation as the best cook in London and proprietress of the city?s most e...  more »


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Actors: Hazel Bainbridge, Richard Beale, Jessica Benton, Lally Bowers, John Cater
Directors: Bill Bain, Cyril Coke, Gerry Mill, Simon Langton
Creators: Bill Craig, Jeremy Paul, John Hawkesworth, Julia Jones
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Drama
Studio: Acorn Media
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/15/2006
Original Release Date: 12/16/1979
Theatrical Release Date: 12/16/1979
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 13hr 49min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 5
SwapaDVD Credits: 5
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Samuel K. (Solvanda)
Reviewed on 3/30/2020...
From the mind of John Hawkesworth, the man behind the original, highly acclaimed "Upstairs, Downstairs". Based on a true story. I remember watching this the first time on VHS. Have been through it 3 times now, and often brought others along for the ride. You'll never want to stop hanging around this bunch of characters, they are so golden. And you'll miss them when they're gone. Louisa is played by Gemma Jones, who was the perfect pick for the central role. This is a woman who stays true to herself and kicks the work out the door every single day. Really impressive what she gets done in the kitchen, and with such archaic methods. She falls in love later on in life and what transpires during this period will stick in your mind forever.

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One to revisit
alan george | England | 03/08/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Excellent chance to watch again a programme that truley shows the 2 tier system of victorian england.It is remarkable the indifference shown to those consisdered to be in the poorer classes and how they were manipluted,but with Louisa Trotter there was a difference,she plays the game to her on benefit,but never dening her past.Inter woven in these video's is a remarkable love story that if it were to happen to day,the ending would have been very different.Louisa Trotter is an example of what makes a hotel/cafe/restaurant a sucess,it is not just the product,but the charactor behind it that makes the difference. I have watched this several times and the attention to detail is excellent,even down to the cooking style that is true Victorian. Enjoy,perfect for a rainy afternoon."
Dr Cathy Goodwin | Seattle, WA USA | 04/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If anything, this second series is even better than the first. You have to own the whole series to get the full effect: each time I watch, I notice something different. Series II brings home the horrors of the World War and the often tragic, often humorous byproducts of the class system. While the lower classes were used and abused, the upper classes too faced restrictions...The closing scene is near-perfect...The only downside to the series is that it's unmatched. Upstairs Downstairs (at least the first season) doesn't move as quickly and the characters seem cardboard in comparison, at least to me. Only Brideshead Revisited comes close and that's a far gloomier story."
Pamela Lindsay | 01/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While not nearly as good as the first series, it still captures you and keeps you hooked all the way through. If you're a lover of such series as Berkely Square and Upstairs Downstairs, you'll love this. It has all the elements that were major issues of the time:Class structure, expected female roles, irony, mystery and so much more. You'll watch it a dozen times!"