The most opulent hotel in Manchester, England, during the decadent Roaring '20s, The Grand is more than a building. It's a nexus for schemes, scandals, romance, and intrigue among guests and staff members alike. While John Bannerman (Michael Siberry) aims to carry on the hotel in his father's tradition, his brother Marcus (Mark McGann) invests in the enterprise largely to seduce John's wife, Sarah (Julia St. John). The drama downstairs rivals that above as ambitious chambermaids, loyal porters, and mysterious guests create scandals of their own. Written by Russell T. Davies (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Queer as Folk) and filmed for Britain's ITV from 1997-98, this addictive period drama in the tradition of Upstairs, Downstairs features three-time Emmy-winner Susan Hampshire (most recently seen in Monarch of the Glen) as former madam Esme Harkness. The five-disc set includes all 18 episodes of this remarkable drama.