Duchess Of Duke Street, The: Series 2
Mrs. Totter, 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 elegant and discreet hotel, Louisa now faces even bigger challenges. When World War I breaks out, she opens the Bentinck's door to soldiers but never cashes their checks. Driven almost ruin and facing unbearable loss, she survives to usher in the giddy post war age.
Based on the true story of Rosa Lewis, a culinary genius and owner of the venerable Cavendish Hotel, this acclaimed BBC Series depicts the elegant food and fashions of the Edwardian era in entertaining stories full of romance and intrigue. Created by John Hawkesworth (Upstairs,Downstairs) and starring Gemma Jones (Bridget Jone's Diary, Sense and Sensibility) as Louisa and Christopher Cazenove (A Knight's Tale, TVs Dynasty) as Charlie, the dashing love of her life.