The story of a young woman who works in a department store and gets caught up in the charms of the modern world.

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 Denise / ... (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Moray / ... (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Sam (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Clara (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Dudley (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Katherine Glendenning / ... (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Arthur (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Jonas / ... (14 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Edmund Lovett (13 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Miss Audrey (10 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Pauline (8 episodes, 2012)
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 Lord Glendenning (8 episodes, 2012)
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 Susy (8 episodes, 2013)
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 Myrtle (8 episodes, 2013)
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 Flora (8 episodes, 2013)
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 Tom Weston (8 episodes, 2013)
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The story of a young woman who works in a department store and gets caught up in the charms of the modern world.

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Peter Wight (Edmund Lovitt) portrayed Mr. Wilfur; the father Bella Wilfur in the BBC miniseries "Our Mutual Friend." In the series, the first time Bella is seen at home with her husband, she's wearing the same yellow dress that Denise wears upon returning to her uncle's shop after quitting the Paradise. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.185 (2012) See more »

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Plank alert
4 November 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have now watched 5 episodes of The Paradise and find myself hooked in, and irritated, in equal measure. Love the pantomime villain, Mr. Jonas and the smooth but threatening Lord Glendenning. Katherine Glendenning, quick-witted, manipulative, but never quite decisive enough to stick to her choices, is also proving to be an interesting character. But oh dear - Mr. Moray seems to have studied at the Gordon Ramsay school of acting, with ** every other ** word studded ** with pregnant ** pauses ... This, coupled with an apparent inability to look at anyone he is speaking to, makes his performance so wooden and laughable he is reduced to a good-looking plank dressed in nice clothes. How he ever managed to find the shop each morning is a mystery, let alone make a success of running it. His right-hand man is a younger, right-on version of Gordon Brown, concerned more with equal opportunities for the staff than turning a profit. Most of the characters are fairly ludicrous, although the toffs are making a better job of believability than the staff. A special mention to Sarah Lancashire as Miss Audrey, a crude caricature in the first episode that has now settled nicely into a cross between Hyacinth Bucket and Lady Grantham. The few good performances only serve to highlight the more numerous bad ones, and among them I include Joanna Vanderham as Denise, who plays every scene with either a trembling lip, smug conceit or a jolly hockeysticks grin. I shall keep on watching but god knows why.


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