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
Katie Moore Katie Moore ...  Susy 8 episodes, 2013
Ben Daniels ...  Tom Weston 8 episodes, 2013
Lisa Millett ...  Myrtle 8 episodes, 2013
Edie Whitehead ...  Flora 8 episodes, 2013
Ruby Bentall ...  Pauline 8 episodes, 2012
Patrick Malahide ...  Lord Glendenning 8 episodes, 2012
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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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Based on the novel 'Au bonheur des dames' by Emile Zola See more »

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Late in Season 1, the Glendenning family purchases freehold rights to the properties on which the Paradise and neighboring businesses stand, and in Season 2 the family has turned out Moray from the store and contemplate selling it. Although the legal relationship between a business tenant and freeholder is complex, purchasing the freehold (ownership of land and structures) is not the same thing as purchasing a business on the property. Though the Glendennings may have attempted to oust Moray or the Paradise by breaking the lease, they would not automatically own the business once they bought the freehold, as is portrayed here. See more »

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

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Entertaining enough. just enjoy it.
16 October 2012 | by missapril75See all my reviews

I've never been one for 'period' or costume drama but I quite enjoyed the two episodes I've seen so far.

I don't understand the "distinctly cardboard-looking Victorian Street" comment in one of the reviews. Really? It looked real enough to me and judging by the location feature on this site it was.

There are loads of streets like that in the UK. I can think of a few in Bristol alone.

I mistakenly watched the second episode before the first and I was quite surprised to see two or three characters behaving quite differently between the two episodes for no apparent reason.

Other than that, just relax and enjoy it. Or not watch it just to pick out perceived flaws.


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UK

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English

Release Date:

6 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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The Paradise See more »

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BBC Drama Productions See more »
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(8 parts)

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