The Duchess of Duke Street

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The Duchess of Duke Street

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The Duchess of Duke Street is the story of the rise of Louisa Leyton (Gemma Jones) from kitchen maid to the most famous cook in England. Her hotel, the Bentinck on Duke Street, is the turn of the century setting for her affair with Charlie Tyrell (Christopher Cazenove), her run-ins with family members, the activities of her high society guests and the lives of her faithful staff. The series is based on the life story of celebrated cook Rosa Lewis, who ran the Cavendish Hotel on London's Duke Street.
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  • John Cater

    John Cater

    John Starr

    Christopher Cazenove

    Christopher Cazenove

    Charlie Tyrell (Lord Haselmere)

    Richard Vernon

    Richard Vernon

    Major Toby Smith-Barton

    Gemma Jones

    Gemma Jones

    Louisa Leyton/Trotter

    John Welsh

    John Welsh

    Merriman

    Christine Pollon

    Christine Pollon

    Auntie Gwyneth

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      Love & Romance, Social Issues, Historical, British TV