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The Paradise 

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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Joanna Vanderham ...  Denise / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Emun Elliott ...  Moray / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Stephen Wight ...  Sam 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Sonya Cassidy ...  Clara 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Matthew McNulty ...  Dudley 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Elaine Cassidy ...  Katherine Glendenning / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Finn Burridge ...  Arthur 16 episodes, 2012-2013
David Hayman ...  Jonas / ... 14 episodes, 2012-2013
Peter Wight ...  Edmund Lovett 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Sarah Lancashire ...  Miss Audrey 10 episodes, 2012-2013
Ruby Bentall ...  Pauline 8 episodes, 2012
Patrick Malahide ...  Lord Glendenning 8 episodes, 2012
Katie Moore ...  Susy 8 episodes, 2013
Lisa Millett ...  Myrtle 8 episodes, 2013
Edie Whitehead Edie Whitehead ...  Flora 8 episodes, 2013
Ben Daniels ...  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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6 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Plank alert
4 November 2013 | by chris-bushwackerSee 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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