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 WightGenre:
Duration: 60 mins
Released: 6 October 2013
Status: On DVD
Production Co: BBC Drama Productions
Filming locations: Lambton Castle | Chester-le-Street | County Durham, England, UK
Also known as: Bienvenue au paradis
Part Six Sunday, November 10, 2013 9 – 10pm ET on MASTERPIECE on PBS With her high-profile nuptials just around the corner, Katherine turns The Paradise upside-down as she prepares for what promises to be a dazzling society event. Across the street, Denise proves her aptitude for business once again, though not all the shopkeepers are easily convinced. When Glendenning spots Moray consoling Denise, he warns Katherine of the threat. Will the wedding go ahead as planned, or will Moray follow his heart? Shown: Elaine Cassidy as Katherine (C) Des Willie/BBC 2012 for MASTERPIECE This image may be used only in the direct promotion of MASTERPIECE. No other rights are granted. All rights are reserved. Editorial use only.
Part One Sunday, October 6, 2013 9 – 11pm ET on MASTERPIECE on PBS Young and ambitious country girl Denise Lovett arrives in a booming northern city and takes a job at The Paradise, the glittering department store across from her uncle’s drapery shop. It’s not long before her beauty and talent catch the eye of the store’s dashing owner, John Moray. Denise struggles to navigate the competing personalities in the Ladieswear department where she has been placed. Can her ingenuity save the day when she’s faced with her first challenges as a shop girl? Shown from left to right: Emun Elliot as Moray and Elaine Cassidy as Katherine (C) Nick Wall/BBC 2012 for MASTERPIECE This image may be used only in the direct promotion of MASTERPIECE. No other rights are granted. All rights are reserved. Editorial use only.
Part Five Sunday, November 3, 2013 9 – 10pm ET on MASTERPIECE on PBS Exotic lovebirds arrive at The Paradise to be sold as the latest attraction, and Denise struggles to keep her feelings for Moray to herself. Miss Audrey sees the telltale signs of love, and advises her to keep quiet, but will Denise be able to hide her emotions? Shown from left to right: Matthew McNulty as Dudley, Elaine Cassidy as Katherine, and Emun Elliot at Moray (C) Des Willie/BBC 2012 for MASTERPIECE This image may be used only in the direct promotion of MASTERPIECE. No other rights are granted. All rights are reserved. Editorial use only.