Mr Selfridge

Series 1 - Episode 4



One of Mr Selfridge’s big problems, apart from Jeremy Piven’s windmilling arms (handcuff him someone) is the dreary subplot about shopgirl Agnes and her drunk dad.

It’s boring and, worse, whenever we leave the shop to go home with her, Mr Selfridge’s racing pulse slows to a dead stop. Who wants to see Agnes’s dingy flat when we can gaze upon lovely hats in the fashion department.

There’s a lot of excitement on the shop floor when Harry Selfridge hits on a publicity stunt involving Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. Her visit causes a stir when cocaine-fuelled songbird Miss Love feels neglected. She’s not the only one. Mrs Selfridge is so lonely she goes to the Chelsea Arts club with her hunky boyfriend to sneer at the Pre-Raphaelites.


Harry scores something of a coup when prima ballerina Anna Pavlova agrees to pay Selfridges a visit. However, Agnes's job looks to be under threat when a violent Reg reaches breaking point and gatecrashes the event - and things only get worse when Ellen invites herself along. Meanwhile, one of the department store's most loyal employees is caught stealing, a formidable new head of fashion arrives and Rose reveals her true identity to Roddy.

Cast & Crew

Harry Selfridge Jeremy Piven
Rose Selfridge Frances O'Connor
Lady Mae Katherine Kelly
Ellen Love Zoe Tapper
Anna Pavlova Natalia Kremen
Miss Bunting Pippa Haywood
Frank Edwards Samuel West
Henri Leclair Gregory Fitoussi
Miss Ravillous Anna Madeley
Roddy Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Agnes 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
Victor Trystan Gravelle
Kitty Amy Beth Hayes
Doris Lauren Crace
Alf Christian Patterson
Sam Alexander Cobb
Tony Travers Will Payne
Fraser Malcolm Rennie
Rosalie Selfridge Poppy Lee Friar
Violette Selfridge Freya Wilson
Gordon Selfridge Adam Wilson
Beatrice Selfridge Raffey Cassidy
Miss Blenkinsop Deborah Cornelius
Sonya Madlena Nedeva
Mr Perez Timothy Watson
Cora Braddington Pandora Colin
Mr Van der Mark Giles Taylor
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 O'Riordan
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