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Series 1-Episode 3
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Series 1-Episode 3

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Review

That naughty Mr Selfridge (Jeremy Piven) strips off his shirt – who knew a department store magnate could be so buff? – as he continues to toy with tiresome cocaine-snorting coquette Ellen Love.

Worse, he makes endless visits to the music hall to hear her singing those terrible, faintly mucky, coy songs about teddy bears in her cloying baby-voice as poor Mrs Selfridge is left at home, dabbing dispiritedly at her face with a powder puff. Still, there is serious work to be done back at the shop, where the staid staff are scandalised by Mr Selfridge’s suggestion that beauty products should be put on display. There is much hand-wringing, too, at the idea that perfumes should be moved away from the pharmacy.

Summary

Harry comes up with another new project to give the store a boost - he wants to set up a beauty counter near the front entrance to sell perfume and make-up - but some of the staff are not convinced this is such a good idea. Meanwhile, Victor is still trying to woo Agnes, but she appears to be more interested in Henri, and Lady Mae tells Rose the truth about Mr Selfridge's partnership with Ellen, which spurs Rose to do something for herself.

Cast & 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
Roddy Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Agnes Aisling Loftus
Reg Towler Nick Moran
George Towler Calum Callaghan
Valerie Maurel Josephine de la Baume
Mr Grove Tom Goodman-Hill
Miss Mardle Amanda Abbington
Mr Crabb Ron Cook
Lois Selfridge Kika Markham
Victor Trystan Gravelle
Kitty Amy Beth Hayes
Doris Lauren Crace
Alf Christian Patterson
Sam Alexander Cobb
Miss Bunting Pippa Haywood
Tony Travers Will Payne
Fraser Malcolm Rennie
Rosalie Selfridge Poppy Lee Friar
Violette Selfridge Freya Wilson
Gordon Selfridge Adam Wilson
Beatrice Selfridge Raffey Cassidy
Reporter Tim Lewis
Sales assistant Kate Batter
Director John Strickland
Executive Producer Kate Lewis
Executive Producer Andrew Davies
Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton
Producer Chrissy Skinns
Producer Jeremy Piven
Producer Carmel Maloney
Writer Kate Brooke
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