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Broadchurch US remake Gracepoint coming to UK & Mr Selfridge to end after series 4?

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The US remake of the Chris Chibnall blockbuster drama Broadchurch is heading over to the UK, The Daily Star newspaper reports!

US network giants FOX picked up the rights to remake Broadchurch, along with its writer and main star David Tennant, and put together Gracepoint which, apart from a few accent related issues, has been the buzz of excitement over the pond.
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Broadchurch beats Downton Abbey & Mr Selfridge to most memorable drama moment!

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Broadchurch has topped yet another poll and it’s season one finale was chosen as the most memorable ITV drama moment, according to a survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of ITV to celebrate the launch of new channel, ITV Encore.

The survey asked more than 2,000 viewers to choose a top three, from a selection of memorable moments, from recent ITV dramas. A total of 25% of respondents picked the moment the murderer in Broadchurch was revealed, as their top ITV drama moment.

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Mr Selfridge: Jeremy Piven teases ‘best yet’ new series but Katherine Kelly WON’T be returning!

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Filming for the third series of hit ITV period drama Mr Selfridge is well underway, and according to the show’s star Jeremy Piven – he of course plays Harry Selfridge – it’s shaping up to be the best yet!

In case you haven’t yet seen the show – and if not, get on it, you’re missing a treat – it focusses on the story of the legendary Harry and his department store, which was the first of its kind in London. The show was an instant hit with ITV viewers and landed impressively high figures in terms of viewer ratings. Read more & comment »

Third series of Mr Selfridge is in production & ITV announce Zoë Wanamaker will join the cast!

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There’s great news for fans of hit ITV drama Mr Selfridge as it’s been announced today that a third series of the show is now in production, and that new members of the cast will include veteran actress Zoë Wanamaker.

The show’s third run will feature a total of ten episodes, and filming will begin this week on location in London, which is where Zoë will join Emmy award-winning star Jeremy Piven – who of course plays the role of charming American entrepreneur, Harry Gordon Selfridge – and an entourage cast which includes former EastEnders actress Kara Tointon and her sister Hannah.

The period drama’s new run will focus on events in and around the iconic London store in 1919, just as World War I ends… Read more & comment »

Mr Selfridge Spoilers: Frances O’Connor WON’T return to play Rose Selfridge in series 3!

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Following the revelation that her character was dying at the end of the series 2 finale of Mr Selfridge, Frances O’Connor has announced that she will not be returning when the series returns for its third series next year.

O’Connor has played the rich wife of Harry Selfridge (Jeremy Piven) who came to London in the late 1880’s to open the now iconic department store, Selfridges, since the show first began in 2013.
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Mr Selfridge: Amanda Abbington & Aisling Loftus shine in the series two finale

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Over the past nine weeks we’ve watched as Harry Selfridge and his team have struggled with personal and professional problems during the start of World War I. Those of you who’ve read my reviews know that I’ve felt that this series has been inconsistent but more often than not has at least provided some entertaining episodes. Thankfully the series goes out on a high tonight with the majority of the stories having a happy ending of sorts while the villain of the piece got his just desserts. However this jubilation was tinged with tragedy in the final moments of the episode as I was left wondering if we’d see one of the main characters ever again.

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Mr Selfridge finale, Jeremy Piven reveals Benedict Cumberbatch snub & Benny signs up for Hamlet!

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Mr Selfridge star, Jeremy Piven, has revealed how he was recently mistakenly overlooked at a joint Q&A session for Sherlock!

Piven, who plays the owner of the iconic London department store, Harry Selfridge, in the hit period drama, explained how PBS asked him to do the Q&A session alongside Benedict Cumberbatch who plays Sherlock, but that when he was brought on stage they forgot to include Mr Selfridge in the introduction leaving him, well just stood there!
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Mr Selfridge: Katherine Kelly shines in this enjoyable penultimate instalment

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I think that my main issue with this series of Mr Selfridge has been an over-abundance of episodes which in turn caused a mid-series lull. But, now we’re approaching the end of the series, all of the stories are building up steam and it appears as if Harry may finally be getting his revenge on Loxley. In addition, this episode surprised me, by throwing in a few curveballs, especially one involving Rose.

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Mr Selfridge’s Katherine Kelly gives birth! She & Ryan Clark announce baby girl

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Katherine Kelly and Ryan Clark have announced the arrival of their new baby girl.

The Mr Selfridge actress revealed last year that she was pregnant with her first child, just a month after her Las Vegas wedding.

This morning they have confirmed their joyous arrival and revealed that their daughter has been named Orla Clark.

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Mr Selfridge Episode Eight: Katherine Kelly & Amanda Abbington shine as the drama returns to form

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For several weeks now Mr Selfridge has been almost stagnant in the way that it handles its storylines and this has resulted in some mediocre episodes. But, judging by tonight’s instalment, things are on the up and Jeremy Piven’s return as the titular shopkeeper has renewed the programme’s energy. In addition, the overlong story regarding Leclair’s whereabouts reaches its long overdue conclusion and the glamour provided by American silent film star Mabel Normand injects a bit of sparkle into a show that shouldn’t be as dour has it has been.

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CONFIRMED: Jeremy Piven & Mr Selfridge returning for third series

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ITV have finally announced that their hit period drama Mr Selfridge WILL be returning for a third series next year.

Stars of the show have hinted that they’d be back and some even revealed that filming would most likely begin again in April and this afternoon show bosses have confirmed all those facts.

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Mr Selfridge Episode Seven: Harry is absent as Henri’s secret is finally revealed (Spoilers)

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It’s always interesting when a programme loses its lead character, usually because it struggles to cope in their absence. Those of you who read my Call the Midwife reviews know that I’ve recently lost interest in the show following the departure of Jessica Raine’s Jenny Lee. Similarly tonight’s Mr Selfridge had to cope without Harry, who was on secret business in Berlin, but I have to say I didn’t miss him very much. That was because writer Dan Sefton was able to show us how quickly things fell apart in Harry’s absence and how the store’s problems escalated without him present.

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Mr Selfridge Episode Six: Alfie Boe stars in another uninspiring instalment

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Last week I suspected that episode five of Mr Selfridge provided a bridge between the first half of the story and what was going to happen next. With this in mind I sat down with great anticipation to watch an episode that I thought would provide the answers to the questions posed last week. Unfortunately I was disappointed by another episode that didn’t really come alive until its closing moments and one that I found rather underwhelming.

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Mr Selfridge: Frances O’Connor and Amanda Abbington shine as Leclair attractions suspicion

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The problem with British dramas that have a larger amount of episodes is that not every instalment feels important. This was the case tonight as Mr Selfridge aired its fifth of ten episodes. Whilst there was nothing particularly wrong with the instalment as a whole, everything that happened was simply to build up to future episodes.

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BBC cancels The Paradise as Mr Selfridge steals thunder… Why we love Mr S

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The BBC has confirmed it’s decision to cancel department store drama The Paradise after just two series’ of the show.

The period drama was very much pitted as a rival to ITV’s hugely successful series Mr Selfridge but has failed to match the hype of the latter and now faces the axe from Beeb schedules.

The series is an adaptation of Émile Zola’s novel Au Bonheur des Dames that relocates the story to North East England and is based around life in England’s very first department store. Set in 1875, the show followed the story of John Moray, owner of The Paradise department store, who started out in his retail career as a lowly draper’s boy in a small shop.

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