Mr Selfridge

Series 1 - Episode 7

Mr Selfridge
Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

Harry Selfridge is back at work after his car accident, looking remarkably chipper. We can see his arms didn’t suffer any injuries because there they are, windmilling and thrusting upwards in spurious flourishes again as he welcomes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (John Sessions) to a book-signing. But Conan Doyle wants more than a boost in sales of his latest novel, he wants to hold a seance because everyone knows he believes in that sort of thing. Some of the staff are scandalised, what with poor Mr Grove’s wife barely cold. But they are thrilled too as the lights dim and strange things start to happen, prompting a bizarre reaction from Mr Selfridge (Jeremy Piven).

About this programme

7/10. Author and spiritualist Arthur Conan Doyle is in Selfridges for a Sherlock Holmes book signing when he persuades Harry to hold a seance in the store - and the results of the gathering force the retail magnate to have a long-overdue heart-to-heart with Lois. Meanwhile, Agnes is transferred to women's fashion, Doris resolves to help an old friend, Miss Mardle is still agonising over Mr Grove, and Kitty has a secret admirer. Guest starring John Sessions, with Jeremy Piven, Kika Markham and Aisling Loftus.

Cast and crew


Harry Selfridge
Jeremy Piven
Rose Selfridge
Frances O'Connor
Lady Mae
Katherine Kelly
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
John Sessions
Frank Edwards
Samuel West
Henri Leclair
Gregory Fitoussi
Aisling Loftus
Mr Grove
Tom Goodman-Hill
Miss Mardle
Amanda Abbington
Mr Crabb
Ron Cook
Lois Selfridge
Kika Markham
Tim Woodward
Trystan Gravelle
Amy Beth Hayes
Lauren Crace
Malcolm Rennie
Rosalie Selfridge
Poppy Lee Friar
Miss Blenkinsop
Deborah Cornelius
Miss Ravillous
Anna Madeley
Mr Perez
Timothy Watson
George Towler
Calum Callaghan
Mr Crenell
Todd Boyce
Miss Bunting
Pippa Haywood
Sir Oliver
Guy Williams
Mr Fitch
Sevan Stephan


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