The Paradise

All 16 episodes from the first and second series of the BBC Victorian costume drama. Set in a north of England town, the programme follows shopworker Denise Lovett (Joanna Vanderham) as she struggles to make her way to the top after managing to gain a lowly position as a salesgirl at ‘The Paradise’, the town’s newly opened upmarket department store. Whilst being kept under the watchful eye of head of ladies fashion, Miss Audrey (Sarah Lancashire), Denise is quick to snatch an opportunity for advancement when her talents come to the attention of the store’s devious widowed owner, Moray (Emun Elliott).

Role: Katherine Glendenning

Cast: Joanna Vanderham, Emun Elliott, Stephen Wight

  • drama

Rating: pg

Duration: 60 mins

Released: 6 October 2013

Status: On DVD

Production Co: BBC Drama Productions

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Filming locations: Lambton Castle | Chester-le-Street | County Durham, England, UK

Also known as: Bienvenue au paradis

Country: UK

Season 1

Season 2