Mr Selfridge

Series 1 - Episode 5

Mr Selfridge
Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Cometh the hour, cometh the flashback. Every major TV character has to have a giddy moment when he or she is filmed from weird angles as a buried moment from childhood rears up from the depths of a damaged soul. And so it is with Harry Selfridge, who is tormented by thoughts of his father after riding to young shopgirl Agnes’s rescue. Her wasteful dad (Nick Moran) has, she thinks, ruined her career, but not if kindly Mr S has anything to do with it. What a caring employer; if only he were as a good a husband. Just look at Mrs Selfridge, humiliated in her home by coke-head Ellen Love.

About this programme

5/10. Harry delights in a new car brought in for a window display, but after a confrontation with Rose, who has received a visit from his mistress Ellen Love, he hits rock bottom, drinking and reliving a traumatic childhood memory as he drives the vehicle into the night. Meanwhile, Agnes falls out with Victor when she returns to Selfridges, although Henri is pleased to see her again. Period drama, starring Jeremy Piven.

Cast and crew


Harry Selfridge
Jeremy Piven
Rose Selfridge
Frances O'Connor
Lady Mae
Katherine Kelly
Ellen Love
Zoe Tapper
Frank Edwards
Samuel West
Henri Leclair
Gregory Fitoussi
Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Aisling Loftus
Reg Towler
Nick Moran
George Towler
Calum Callaghan
Mr Grove
Tom Goodman-Hill
Miss Mardle
Amanda Abbington
Mr Crabb
Ron Cook
Lois Selfridge
Kika Markham
Trystan Gravelle
Amy Beth Hayes
Lauren Crace
Christian Patterson
Alexander Cobb
Tony Travers
Will Payne
Malcolm Rennie
Rosalie Selfridge
Poppy Lee Friar
Violette Selfridge
Freya Wilson
Gordon Selfridge
Adam Wilson
Beatrice Selfridge
Raffey Cassidy
Miss Blenkinsop
Deborah Cornelius
Miss Ravillous
Anna Madeley
Mr Perez
Timothy Watson
Young Harry
Michael Peter Willis
Mrs Payne
Kim Barry
Harry's father
Brendan Gibson
American boy
Jude Willoughby
American woman
Sam Battersea


Anthony Byrne
Executive Producer
Kate Lewis
Executive Producer
Andrew Davies
Executive Producer
Rebecca Eaton
Chrissy Skinns
Jeremy Piven
Carmel Maloney
Kate Brooke