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The Duchess of Duke Street (1976)
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The Duchess of Duke Street (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Duchess Of Duke Street is a BBC television drama series set in London between 1900 and 1925. It was created by John Hawkesworth, the former producer of the highly successful ITV period drama Upstairs, Downstairs. It starred Gemma Jones as Louisa Leyton/Trotter, the eponymous "Duchess" who works her way up from servant to renowned cook to proprietrix of the upper-class Bentinck Hotel in Duke Street, St. James's, in London. The story is loosely based on the real-life career of Rosa Lewis, the "Duchess of Jermyn Street", who ran the Cavendish Hotel in London. When the show first aired, there were many people who still remembered her, as she lived until 1952. According to census returns, she was born in Leyton, Essex, to a watchmaker. In the series, Louisa's family name is Leyton, and her father is a clock-maker. The programme lasted for two series totalling 31 episodes, shown between 1976 and 1977. It was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series in 1980. The theme music was composed by Alexander Faris.
Style: sincere, realistic, stylized, semi serious
Plot: world war one, hotel, rich and poor, love and romance, ambition, social differences, society, couples, rise to the top, master and servant, power relations, chef, historical event
Time: 1910s
Place: england, london, europe

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Upstairs, Downstairs (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series originally produced by London Weekend Television and revived by the BBC. It ran on ITV in 68 episodes divided into five series from 1971 to 1975. Set in a large townhouse in Edwardian, First ...
Style: realistic, touching, stylized, serious
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Place: england, london, europe
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Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Place: england, europe, london
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Berkeley Square (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Three young women from very different backgrounds meet, become friends and share experiences when they all gain positions as nannies in the wealthy households of London's exclusive Berkeley Square.
Style: touching, sentimental, clever, realistic, serious
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Time: 1900s, 19th century, 90s, edwardian era
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 490 min.
TV show
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Style: stylized, emotional, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 1910s, 1900s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s ...
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To the Ends of the Earth (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 267 min.
TV show
Story: From Nobel Laureate William Golding's (Lord of the Flies) epic sea-voyage trilogy comes the story of an ambitious British aristocrat, humbled by the lives of his fellow passengers, as he embarks on an ocean voyage for Australia where he is to ...
Style: semi serious, epic, sincere, captivating, realistic
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 780 min.
TV show
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 416 min.
TV show
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 152 min.
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Style: realistic, serious
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Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: england
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
TV show
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Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 54 min.
TV show
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The Grand (1997)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
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TV show
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Sense and Sensibility (1981)
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TV show
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