Mr. Selfridge Season One (L-R) Lady Mae Loxley (KATHERINE KELLY), Harry Selfridge (JEREMY PIVEN), Ellen Love (ZOE TAPPER), Rose Selfridge (FRANCES O'CONNOR), Agnes Towler (AISLING LOFTUS)

Mr. Selfridge

If you lived at Downton Abbey, you would have shopped at Selfridges.

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Our premiere broadcast of Mr. Selfridge has wrapped up as of March 5, 2014 but, Harry, Rose, Lady Mae, Agnes, Henri, Mr. Grove, Miss Mardle and the entire Selfridge contingent will be back on VisionTV in our Fall 2014 broadcast season with the all-new Season 2. We’ll keep you posted on premiere dates as soon as we have them.

In London in 1908/1909, women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity. Ambitious, imaginative and inventive American entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge wanted to indulge, empower and celebrate these women and so opened the doors of his lavish department store, on London’s famous Oxford Street. Based upon the book Shopping, Seduction and Mr. Selfridge by Lindy Woodhead, Mr. Selfridge is the account of the real life story of Harry Gordon Selfridge and his innovative and game-changing department store.

Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jeremy Piven (Entourage) leads the cast of Mr. Selfridge, the new smash hit series produced by ITV Studios. Created by multi-award winning writer Andrew Davies and written by Andrew Davies, Kate Brooke and Kate O’Riordan, Mr. Selfridge tells the story of “Mile a Minute Harry”, a man with a mission to make shopping as thrilling as sex. Pioneering and reckless, with an almost manic energy, he created a theatre of retail where any topic or trend that was new, exciting, entertaining – or sometimes just eccentric – was showcased.

Through the innovations and spectacular events Harry staged within Selfridge & Co., the story shines a light on hidden moments of the history of women, be it fashion, cosmetics, technology or domestic affairs. Harry’s colourful life plays out against the rich tapestry of London at the turn of the century. In his leisure hours he was a gambler, and although happily married, he enjoyed the company of glamorous show girls and film stars. His womanizing was legendary and he very much lived life in the fast lane.

Mr. Selfridge also stars Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street) as confident and alluring socialite Lady Mae Loxley, whose connections prove vital for Harry as he builds his empire. Additionally, Frances O’Connor stars as Harry’s wife Rose, along with acclaimed French actor Grégory Fitoussi as Henri LeClair, Harry’s flamboyant creative director, Aisling Loftus as shop assistant Agnes, Trystan Gravelle as ladies’ man Victor, the assistant manager at Selfridge’s in-store restaurant, and Zoe Tapper as celebrated stage entertainer Ellen Love, who becomes the new ‘face’ of Selfridge’s.

PHOTO GALLERY
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Mr. Selfridge Season One (L-R) Lady Mae Loxley (KATHERINE KELLY), Harry Selfridge (JEREMY PIVEN), Ellen Love (ZOE TAPPER), Rose Selfridge (FRANCES O'CONNOR), Agnes Towler (AISLING LOFTUS)

Mr. Selfridge S1: Harry (JEREMY PIVEN) sees that the women's suffrage movement has made its way to the store's front door.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Harry (JEREMY PIVEN) sees that the women's suffrage movement has made its way to the store's front door.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Mr. Grove (TOM GOODMAN-HILL) and Miss Mardle (AMANDA ABBINGTON) reach a key point in their relationship.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Mr. Grove (TOM GOODMAN-HILL) and Miss Mardle (AMANDA ABBINGTON) reach a key point in their relationship.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Unfortunately for Tony (WILL PAYNE), Lady Mae (KATHERINE KELLY) has little patience for immaturity.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Unfortunately for Tony (WILL PAYNE), Lady Mae (KATHERINE KELLY) has little patience for immaturity.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Tony (WILL PAYNE) and Lady Mae (KATHERINE KELLY) arrive at Selfridge's.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Tony (WILL PAYNE) and Lady Mae (KATHERINE KELLY) arrive at Selfridge's.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Reg Towler (NICK MORAN) got an unexpected visit from Mr. Selfridge himself.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Reg Towler (NICK MORAN) got an unexpected visit from Mr. Selfridge himself.

Mr. Selfridge S1: When Lady Mae (KATHERINE KELLY) arrives Tony Travers (WILL PAYNE) is never far behind.

Mr. Selfridge S1: When Lady Mae (KATHERINE KELLY) arrives Tony Travers (WILL PAYNE) is never far behind.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Harry (JEREMY PIVEN) was inspired to use an automobile in one of his window displays.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Harry (JEREMY PIVEN) was inspired to use an automobile in one of his window displays.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Miss Mardle (AMANDA ABBINGTON) has had plenty to deal with over the past weeks.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Miss Mardle (AMANDA ABBINGTON) has had plenty to deal with over the past weeks.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Ellen Love (ZOE TAPPER) did her best to steal back the spotlight from Pavolva (MADLENA NADEVA).

Mr. Selfridge S1: Ellen Love (ZOE TAPPER) did her best to steal back the spotlight from Pavolva (MADLENA NADEVA).

Mr. Selfridge S1: Anna Pavlova (MADLENA NADEVA) drew a crowd of admiring Londoners to the store.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Anna Pavlova (MADLENA NADEVA) drew a crowd of admiring Londoners to the store.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Unwilling to leave his children alone, Reg Towler (NICK MORAN) made an appearance at the store.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Unwilling to leave his children alone, Reg Towler (NICK MORAN) made an appearance at the store.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Harry (JEREMY PIVEN) and Anna Pavlova (MADLENA NADEVA) met the public inside Selfridge's.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Harry (JEREMY PIVEN) and Anna Pavlova (MADLENA NADEVA) met the public inside Selfridge's.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Rose (FRANCES O'CONNOR) and Rosalie (POPPY LEE FRIAR) discuss her upcoming birthday.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Rose (FRANCES O'CONNOR) and Rosalie (POPPY LEE FRIAR) discuss her upcoming birthday.

Mr. Selfridge S1: The arrival of ballerina Anna Pavlova (MADLENA NADEVA) added to the store's growing buzz.

Mr. Selfridge S1: The arrival of ballerina Anna Pavlova (MADLENA NADEVA) added to the store's growing buzz.

Mr. Selfridge S1: As always, Miss Blenkinsop (DEBORAH CORNELIUS) keeps things running smoothly behind the scenes.

Mr. Selfridge S1: As always, Miss Blenkinsop (DEBORAH CORNELIUS) keeps things running smoothly behind the scenes.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Lady Mae (KATHERINE KELLY) has proven to be a valuable ally to Rose (FRANCES O'CONNOR) and her husband.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Lady Mae (KATHERINE KELLY) has proven to be a valuable ally to Rose (FRANCES O'CONNOR) and her husband.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Ellen Love (ZOE TAPPER) held sway over Harry Selfridge (JEREMY PIVEN) for weeks.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Ellen Love (ZOE TAPPER) held sway over Harry Selfridge (JEREMY PIVEN) for weeks.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Valerie Maurel (JOSEPHINE DE LA BAUME) and Henri Leclair (GREGORY FITOUSSI) shared a long history.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Valerie Maurel (JOSEPHINE DE LA BAUME) and Henri Leclair (GREGORY FITOUSSI) shared a long history.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Valerie Maurel (JOSEPHINE DE LA BAUME) discusses cosmetic displays with Harry and Henri.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Valerie Maurel (JOSEPHINE DE LA BAUME) discusses cosmetic displays with Harry and Henri.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Rose Selfridge (FRANCES O-CONNOR) and Lady Mae (KATHERINE KELLY) discuss Harry's errant ways.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Rose Selfridge (FRANCES O-CONNOR) and Lady Mae (KATHERINE KELLY) discuss Harry's errant ways.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Roddy (OLIVER JACKSON-COHEN) assured Rose that she hadn't seen the last of him.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Roddy (OLIVER JACKSON-COHEN) assured Rose that she hadn't seen the last of him.

Mr. Selfridge S1

Mr. Selfridge S1

Mr. Selfridge S1: Reginald Towler (NICK MORAN) continued to cause trouble for Agnes and George.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Reginald Towler (NICK MORAN) continued to cause trouble for Agnes and George.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Harry (JEREMY PIVEN) and Louis Bleriot (ORLANDO SEALE) appear for a host of reporters.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Harry (JEREMY PIVEN) and Louis Bleriot (ORLANDO SEALE) appear for a host of reporters.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Louis Bleriot (ORLANDO SEALE) agreed to be part of Selfridge's opening festivities.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Louis Bleriot (ORLANDO SEALE) agreed to be part of Selfridge's opening festivities.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Agnes Towler (AISLING LOFTUS) and Henri Leclair (GREGORY FITOUSSI) find success in their working relationship.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Agnes Towler (AISLING LOFTUS) and Henri Leclair (GREGORY FITOUSSI) find success in their working relationship.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Rose Selfridge (FRANCES O'CONNOR) takes in the works at the National Gallery.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Rose Selfridge (FRANCES O'CONNOR) takes in the works at the National Gallery.

Mr. Selfridge S1: George Towler (CALUM CALLAGHAN) has at least one person looking out for him at work.

Mr. Selfridge S1: George Towler (CALUM CALLAGHAN) has at least one person looking out for him at work.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Harry Selfridge (JEREMY PIVEN) makes his way to the store on shaky legs.

Mr. Selfridge S1: Harry Selfridge (JEREMY PIVEN) makes his way to the store on shaky legs.

Jeremy Piven stars as Harry Gordon Selfridge in Mr. Selfridge

 

EPISODES
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EPISODE #1-1 (90:00)

It’s 1908 and Chicago born Harry Selfridge has arrived in London with a grand plan – to open the biggest and finest department store the world has ever seen within the year. With a frosty reception from the British press, his business partner pulling out at the last minute, an ever-growing staff already on the pay-roll and a wife and family arriving from the States, the pressure is on Harry to get the store up and running. As opening day approaches, Harry pulls out all the stops to achieve his dream – whatever the cost…

EPISODE #1-2

Selfridge’s is open but it’s missing something – customers! Harry’s worried – he knows he needs to capture the imagination of London to get some much needed publicity. Ellen Love, ‘The Spirit of Selfridge’s’ herself gives Harry an idea – he’s going to get the first airplane to cross the Channel and its aviator, Monsieur Blériot, into the store for a grand exhibition. Harry throws himself into the task at hand – leaving his neglected wife Rose to discover London on her own and meet a handsome young artist at the National Gallery.

EPISODE #1-3

Harry has a new idea: he wants to create a new Beauty Counter at the front of the store that sells perfume and even makeup – much to the consternation of some of his staff. Agnes runs into trouble with Reg, whilst Victor is still interested in her. Both Lois and Henri spot the threat of an ascendant Ellen Love, and Agnes helps Henri develop the new house perfume. Lady Mae asks Harry for a favour, and also reveals to Rose the truth about Ellen and Harry’s partnership – which spurs Rose to do something for herself.

EPISODE #1-4

Harry scores a massive coup when world-famous ballerina Anna Pavlova agrees to visit the store. Feeling coolness in Harry’s affections, a disgruntled Ellen leans on Frank for support. Reg’s violent tendencies reach breaking point when he crashes into the store at the worst of moments. Victor saves the day, and prevents George from getting into hot water in the loading bay. One of Harry’s closest employees is caught stealing, and a formidable new department head arrives. Rose and Roddy’s friendship hits a surprising low when she reveals her true identity.

EPISODE #1-5

Harry revels in the display motorcar brought in for the store’s new motoring merchandise. Roddy surprises Rose at home – and someone sees something they shouldn’t have. Harry visits Agnes, persuading her back to the store. Victor and Agnes fall out on her return but Henri is particularly pleased to see her back. Lady Mae makes a play for Victor. Meanwhile, secrets are finally revealed about both Ellen and Rose. Harry hits rock bottom, drinking and reliving a traumatic childhood memory as he drives into the night.

EPISODE #1-6

Something nearly tragic has happened to Harry and he suffers more flashbacks to a specific moment in his childhood. The Selfridge family are in disarray and the store is gripped waiting for news when word arrives about another tragic event. That adds up to big news for Miss Mardle, until what she least expected happens. An impending Suffragette demonstration in the area forces the staff to pull together, and while Victor and Lady Mae get cozier, Agnes and Henri’s friendship also grows.

EPISODE #1-7

Literary giant and Spiritualist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is in for a book signing when he persuades Harry to hold a séance in the store. Harry and Crabb work to deliver a valuable stock issue from the bank – with a little help from Lady Mae and Musker. Agnes is transferred to Fashion, Doris resolves to help an old friend, Miss Mardle is still agonising over her loss, and Kitty has a secret admirer. Rosalie goes to her first society soiree with Lady Mae, and what’s revealed in the séance forces Harry and Lois to have a major heart to heart.

EPISODE #1-8

The Selfridges’ old friends Frank and Jennie Woolworth are in London and Harry smells competition. Harry wants to beat him at his own game and sets about having a mid-season sale when he realizes he can’t buy anything in his store for a threepenny piece. Things get awkward for Rose when she bumps into Roddy at Lady Mae’s soiree; even more so when Rosalie takes a shine to him. Agnes and Henri’s ‘working’ relationship steps up a gear and Miss Mardle is confused by Mr Grove’s behaviour.

EPISODE #1-9

Man of the moment, Ernest Shackleton has been invited to the store by Harry to give a lecture. But Harry’s rattled by news of the death of an ex-employee. Meanwhile, Rose is forced to tell Harry that Roddy is making a nuisance of himself but when Harry encounters him in the store, he’s shocked by what Roddy tells him. Elsewhere, Grove and Doris console each other in their sadness. And Victor finally plucks up the courage to tell Lady Mae what he really feels.

EPISODE #1-10

Harry’s excitement about a ‘royal’ visitor to the store is tempered by an invitation to the first night of Ellen Love’s play. Lady Mae insists that Rose attend – it’s not the done thing to refuse a royal invitation. Lois pleads with Rose that Harry needs her now more than ever and so she agrees, reluctantly, to help him. It’s a decision that Harry and Rose are both going to regret. At the store, Henri has news for Agnes; Kitty lets Miss Mardle in on a shocking secret and Victor’s decided to take matters with Agnes into his own hands.

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