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The Duchess of Duke Street 

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Series (1976–1977)
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Louisa is an ordinary girl living in Victorian London. She is looking for a job and ends up talking her way into the kitchen of a Lords townhouse. The Lord has a rather snooty French chef, ... See full summary »

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John Hawkesworth
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1977   1976  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Gemma Jones ...  Louisa Trotter 31 episodes, 1976-1977
Victoria Plucknett Victoria Plucknett ...  Mary 26 episodes, 1976-1977
John Welsh ...  Merriman 25 episodes, 1976-1977
John Cater ...  Starr 24 episodes, 1976-1977
Richard Vernon ...  Major Smith-Barton / ... 18 episodes, 1976-1977
Mary Healey ...  Mrs. Cochrane 17 episodes, 1976-1977
Christopher Cazenove ...  Charles Haslemere / ... 15 episodes, 1976-1977
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Louisa is an ordinary girl living in Victorian London. She is looking for a job and ends up talking her way into the kitchen of a Lords townhouse. The Lord has a rather snooty French chef, Louisa quickly develops a strong desire to become a top cook, women back then couldn't be chefs. Through hard work and sheer determination she wins over the chef and he begins to teach her his art. She quickly proves that she has a huge talent in the art of cooking. This brings her to the attention of three very different men, all of which will play huge but very different roles in her future. Partly because of who she knows, but mostly by her own extremely strong will and work ethic she goes on to be very successful, in a time when independent women were something of an oddity. Written by Deirdre of the Sorrows

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Drama

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Hotel in der Duke Street See more »

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Runtime:

(31 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Hayley Mills was originally cast in the lead role but had to withdraw after learning she was pregnant. See more »

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Featured in Maid in Britain (2010) See more »

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One of the best British series ever.....
7 July 2004 | by valsocoolSee all my reviews

This show was one of the best British series ever imported to the States. I watched every episode and was the most entertained by the story, the relationships, the detail to clothing, the acting, and especially as I was a working chef at the time, the food. Seeing Gemma Jones make her character so real from her very humble beginnings at the bottom of the kitchen staff to become a renowned chef and hotel owner was probably a fantasy of mine in the 20th century. I absolutely loved this show and wish I could get it on DVD. I wish we had more good TV like this today. To me even Upstairs Downstairs which I also loved was not as good because the story was more long winded and drawn out. Would someone please bring back good drama to TV.


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