Mr. Selfridge, Season 1HDClosed Captioning
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From Masterpiece on PBS.Emmy® Award-winning actor Jeremy Piven stars as American entrepreneur and colorful retail magnate Harry Gordon Selfridge. Pioneering and reckless, with an almost manic energy, Harry Selfridge created a theater of retail for early 1900s Londoners where any topic or trend that was new, exciting, entertaining–or sometimes just eccentric–was showcased. Created by Emmy® Award-winning writer Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Bleak House), the eight-part miniseries also stars Frances O’Connor (Madame Bovary), Aisling Loftus (Page Eight), Zoe Tapper (Zen), Amanda Abbington (Case Histories), and Samuel West (Any Human Heart). Who knew that shopping could be so thrilling!
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode One (Original UK Edition)||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. With a frosty reception from the British press, and the last-minute abandonment by a business partner, the pressure is on to get the store up and running. As opening day approaches, Harry pulls out all the stops to achieve his dream–whatever the cost.||1:02:47||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode Two (Original UK Edition)||Tensions flare from a photo shoot.||45:54||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode Three (Original UK Edition)||Harry skirts scandal by putting cosmetics at the front of the store. Meanwhile, his private life gets complicated as Ellen Love, Lady Mae and his wife, Rose, make waves.||45:44||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode Four (Original UK Edition)||Ellen’s future as the Spirit of Selfridge is on the line. Renowned ballerina Anna Pavlova causes a sensation at the store. Rose makes a revelation to her doting portrait painter, Roddy.||45:20||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode Five (Original UK Edition)||Spunky shop girl Agnes Towler returns to work. But all is not well, as Harry and Rose face a moment of truth, Ellen confronts Harry, and alcohol, pills and driving under the influence take their toll.||46:40||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode Six (Original UK Edition)||Mr. Grove takes over in Harry’s absence, but faces irate temperance marchers and other challenges. How would Harry handle it? Agnes gets to know Henri, the window dresser.||43:43||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode Seven (Original UK Edition)||Two dead relatives show up at a store séance prompted by Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle. Agnes gets moved to fashion and develops a closer relationship to Henri.||45:49||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode Eight (Original UK Edition)||F. W. Woolworth tries to undercut his old friend and competitor, Harry, who gives the discount king a run for his money. The temperature rises with Agnes and Henri.||45:54||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode Nine (Original UK Edition)||Tragedy strikes on the day polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton comes to the store.||44:18||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode Ten (Original UK Edition)||An honored guest plans a visit, and Harry and Rose attend a shocking play.||44:53||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|101||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSeries Preview||Take a sneak peek at Masterpiece Classic’s “Mr. Selfridge”. Featuring cast interviews with Jeremy Piven (“Entourage”), Frances O’Connor (“Madame Bovary”), Emmy Award-winning creator Andrew Davies (“Pride and Prejudice”) and Zoe Tapper (“Zen”). Learn how a wheeling-dealing American shows early 1900s Londoners how to shop. Based on the life of colorful retail magnate Harry Gordon Selfridge.||4:31||Free||View in iTunes|
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I watched this series in England over the past two months, and I have to say, it proves that they do series better than we do. Its NOT a Downton Abbey, its better.
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People compare this to Downton, I can see why - set in the same time period and deals with class differences. thats where the comparisons stops though. This is a fantastic period drama. the main thing is that its based on real events, dramatised for TV of course but gives you an insight into the life of the man who made Selfridges what it is today. Hugely addictive, funny and sad at the same time. highly recommended
Third rate period drama
Phew! This is so bad it's almost watchable as a how not to film a period costume drama. Jeremy Pivens is laughable in the title role, I felt embarrassed for him….he should stick to Ari! Everyone else acquits themselves well, costume and sets are very well done but the script is just dire. I guess someone figured if americans love Downton Abbey they will love any costume drama set in Victorian/Edwardian England and they obviously are right as this is commercially successful. This is just a day time
soap with better production values and as such doesn't compare to Downton Abbey and there are far better period dramas on british television. Parades End is far superior to both of these anodyne series.