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The Paradise 

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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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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
Ben Daniels ...  Tom Weston 8 episodes, 2013
Lisa Millett ...  Myrtle 8 episodes, 2013
Edie Whitehead ...  Flora 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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UK

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English

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6 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Bienvenue au paradis See more »

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BBC Drama Productions See more »
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(8 parts)

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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 #17.190 (2012) See more »

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Forget the book
27 April 2013 | by PerroristSee all my reviews

If you come to this series having first read Zola's book, you'll be greatly disappointed. There are few touch points between the two, and the entire spirit is different as well. What they do have very much in common is the theme of big business relentlessly and irreversibly destroying small business.

That said, I enjoyed this series. Denise is suitably innocent and pure, Moray is single-minded and lecherous, and the introduced character of Jonas is malevolent. Yes, the whole show has Victorian melodrama stamped all over it, but that doesn't make it any less compelling.

Given the ending of series 1, I can't imagine what series 2 will be like.


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