Netflix Membership. The movies come right to the mailbox. No trips to the store, no gas, no late fees
and best of all , their selections are great! I love British Pieces like Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, anything Jane Austen. So when I got the membership it was only natural that I browse the British pieces. There are quite a few British Television series in their inventory. We have watched several different ones but this post is about three of my favorites.
" BRAMWELL" 4 Seasons, a total of 14 Discs : Starring, Jemma Redgrave, as Dr. Eleanor Bramwell and David Calder as her father Robert, also a doctor. In 1895, Eleanor becomes a surgeon. Met with much chauvinism from her male peers who refuse to accept her into their professional and social arena, she opens a free hospital in a seedy neighborhood in London.
This series shows a different side of life in turn of the century London and the trials faced by a woman set on becoming a part of a male dominated world . The characters are enduring and you tend to feel they have become family. Hubby and I were both disappointed when it ended.
" The Forsyte Saga" Two Seasons, a total of 5 Discs: Starring, Gina McKee, as Irenie Forsyte.
Irenie marries a Forsyte that she does not love. This series follows the prominent families ups and downs for three generations but it is Irenie's life that keeps you enthralled. This is a tale of unrequited love, forbidden love, acquired love and lost love. Very well acted and a wonderful series.
And now to my favorite......." The Duchess of Duke Street" Starring, Gemma Jones, as Louisa LeytonTrotter. Two Seasons, A total of 31 episodes. WARNING : IT'S ADDICTIVE !!
This series spans twenty years in the life of ' Ms. Trotter. Louisa Leyton , who only wants to be the best cook in all of England, is forced into marriage to her employers butler, Mr. Trotter, in order to become the mistress to the Prince of Wales. When the Prince becomes King, she is set free from the affair. She then opens " The Bentick Hotel" on Duke Street in London, an exclusive
place of lodging for the high and mighty of England. You will fall in love with " Ms. Trotter as well as the character of " Lord Charlie Haselmere" along with the staff, Merriman, Star, Major, Mary
and Fred the dog. We have six episodes left to watch and we just dread the last episode, we will miss everyone at " The Bentick Hotel"and think about them for a long time to come !