The Paradise
The Paradise

The Paradise

2013 - 2014, Drama
Country girl Denise Lovett arrives in a booming Victorian city to work at her uncle's drapery shop, only to discover it is close to collapse following the opening of a nearby department store. Struggling to make ends meet, she takes up a job in the bigger business, and soon falls in love with its grand trappings - as well as its owner, the ambitious John Moray. Lark Rise to Candleford writer Bill Gallagher's adaptation of Emile Zola's 1883 novel, starring Joanna Vanderham, Sarah Lancashire, Emun Elliott and Matthew McNulty
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Episode Guide

  • The Paradise - EPISODE: 8 (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    EPISODE: 8

    Moray's French business associate Clemence is back in town, but it appears she is in trouble and finds herself at the mercy of Tom. Denise tries to help the visitor by marketing a Parisian rouge to her most esteemed clients, while Katherine is distressed to see Tom and Clemence together and confides in Jonas - leading to revelations about her husband's dark past. As things come to a head, Moray risks everything to be rid of his rival once and for all

  • The Paradise - EPISODE: 7 (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    EPISODE: 7

    Tom engages renowned photographer Christian Cartwright to take a family portrait, although as Katherine soon discovers, it's merely a gesture as her husband makes it clear her position is fragile. The staff also have their pictures taken, although an indecent proposal leaves Clara questioning who she really is. Denise's suspicions about Moray and Katherine are confirmed in the most heart-breaking of ways, so she throws herself into work as a distraction. Can Dudley and a ghost story bring them back together again?

  • The Paradise - EPISODE: 6 (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    EPISODE: 6

    Denise gets the chance to use her business initiative when wealthy newlywed couple Lucille and Campbell Ballentine arrive in town, discussing the possibility of the husband investing in the Paradise. But when she runs the proposition past Moray, he is dismissive of the idea. Meanwhile, Mrs Ballentine confesses to Clara that she doubts her feelings for her husband, and Katherine confides in Moray about Tom's increasingly spiteful behaviour - unaware her husband has been watching their intimacy grow. John Duttine and Liz White guest star

  • The Paradise - EPISODE: 5 (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    EPISODE: 5

    Tom is furious to see that Moray is selling pocket watches, a counter that is attracting attention away from his new food hall, so he poaches Denise from ladieswear and asks that she comes up with ideas for improving other departments. Meanwhile, Katherine agrees to give Moray her father's old timepiece to add to his display - despite it being intended as a gift for her husband. Period drama, starring Emun Elliott, Ben Daniels, Elaine Cassidy and Joanna Vanderham

  • The Paradise - EPISODE: 4 (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    EPISODE: 4

    Denise is thrilled about her new job but she soon realises it's lonely at the top when the supervisory role puts her at odds with her friends - and even worse, tension rises between her and Moray when he dismisses one of her ideas. Edmund's shop has a break-in, forcing Susy to tackle demons from her past when she recognises the culprit, and Katherine's attempts to build a relationship between Tom and his daughter go badly when Flora asks her father about his childhood. Plans to expand the Paradise put it beyond Moray's financial reach, so Jonas brokers a deal on his behalf - but it may not be the wisest decision he has ever made

  • The Paradise - EPISODE: 3 (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    EPISODE: 3

    Spirits are high ahead of the annual staff outing, a visit to the theatre - only for Tom to cancel the trip. However, when he realises his decision could lead the workers to favour Moray, he turns to Denise, who suggests that if they can't go to the music hall, they should bring the music hall to the Paradise - and ropes in every willing worker to perform. Meanwhile, Moray tries to persuade Denise not to apply for the head of ladieswear position, leading to an argument between the pair, and Myrtle finds herself the butt of the joke yet again

  • The Paradise - EPISODE: 2 (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    EPISODE: 2

    Moray's return has improved the fortunes of the Paradise, but he must think tactfully if he is to win the store back from Tom and Katherine. He invites business associate Clemence Romanis to visit from Paris, hoping he can strike a deal to sell the fireworks she has brought with her. However, she is a dazzling and tactile woman, and her intimacy with Moray soon arouses Denise's jealousy - and negotiations are delayed when Tom gets involved. A display is organised to demonstrate Clemence's wares - but the fun is overshadowed when a cart carrying the half-dead Jonas arrives in the street. Meanwhile, Miss Audrey is forced to think about her future happiness. Period drama, starring Emun Elliott and Joanna Vanderham

  • The Paradise - EPISODE: 1 (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    EPISODE: 1

    Emun Elliott and Joanna Vanderham return in the period drama following the lives and loves of people running a Victorian department store. It's one year since Moray jilted Katherine, for which he was banished and ended up working in Paris. Denise was allowed to stay, while Lord Glendenning and his daughter disappeared from the city. In the 12 months since, The Paradise has been put up for sale. However, unforeseen circumstances bring Moray back and the lovers are reunited, although their elation is short-lived when Katherine also returns - with her new husband. Elaine Cassidy, Ben Daniels and Sarah Lancashire co-star

  • The Paradise - EPISODE: 8 (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    EPISODE: 8

    Denise returns to the department store, where her feelings for Moray become known to Katherine, who makes it clear she is determined her wedding will go ahead. Meanwhile, the groom throws a pre-wedding party for the staff, only to realise where his heart really lies. When the big day finally arrives, can he find the courage when he needs it the most or will the threat of losing the Paradise stop him from following his heart? Joanna Vanderham and Emun Elliott star

  • The Paradise - EPISODE: 7 (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    EPISODE: 7

    Denise is no longer employed at the Paradise and takes her ideas to the Tollgate Street Traders, hoping to increase their profits and compete against the power of the department store. But with the shopkeepers bickering among themselves, she resorts to subterfuge against her former employers. Katherine attempts to make her presence felt, but with Moray's feelings toward Denise growing, she has to act fast to secure her man, while Pauline sets out to seduce a befuddled Sam. Joanna Vanderham, Emun Elliott and Elaine Cassidy star

  • The Paradise - EPISODE: 6 (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    EPISODE: 6

    Denise ignores Miss Audrey's warnings, unable to keep her true feelings about Moray hidden any longer - just as he commits to a life-changing decision. How will her actions affect her future at the Paradise? Jonas resorts to blackmail, while Pauline is excited by the new attraction at the store, a pair of exotic lovebirds, and offers to serve at the counter - but when one of the creatures flies away, Sam faces a race against time to help her before the mistake is discovered

  • The Paradise - EPISODE: 5 (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    EPISODE: 5

    Doctor Who's Arthur Darvill, last seen being whizzed back in time to his eventual death by the Weeping Angels in Doctor Who, swaps Rory Williams' bodywarmer for a barber's coat, when he helps Moray expand The Paradise into his shop next door - but only if he can be made a junior partner. However, he soon turns out to be a nasty piece of work when he suggests to Jonas that he has incriminating evidence surrounding the death of Moray's wife. Denise's latest idea to attract more custom backfires when men end up having fun in ladieswear, prompting their wives to threaten a boycott. Period drama, also starring Joanna Vanderham, Emun Elliott and David Hayman

  • The Paradise - EPISODE: 4 (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    EPISODE: 4

    Miss Audrey is confined to her bed with a mysterious illness, so Denise and Clara compete to become temporary head of ladieswear, just as an important order is due. Moray is on edge because Katherine is stepping out with Peter Adler - she is clearly enjoying the respect and affection her new beau is showing her, but is it really enough to make her happy? Period drama, starring Sarah Lancashire, Joanna Vanderham, Emun Elliott and Elaine Cassidy

  • The Paradise - EPISODE: 3 (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    EPISODE: 3

    A baby is abandoned in the ladieswear department, and while the women worry about the child's welfare, Moray's first thought is how to turn his appearance into a marketing opportunity. Katherine decides to test Moray's feelings for her by actively pursuing another man, while Miss Audrey fears she will be usurped by Denise, and bans the ambitious shopgirl from coming up with any more ideas. Period drama, starring Sarah Lancashire, Joanna Vanderham, Elaine Cassidy and Emun Elliott

  • The Paradise - EPISODE: 2 (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    EPISODE: 2

    A wealthy customer's erratic spending concerns the staff but pleases Moray - although when Sam helps the woman out, her grateful thanks lead to a misunderstanding that threatens his career and the store's reputation. Miss Audrey is tasked with leading the Miss Paradise Pink promotion. However, when she gets flustered, she turns to Denise for help, giving the new shopgirl an opportunity to really shine in the boss's eyes. Period drama, starring Joanna Vanderham, Sarah Lancashire, Olivia Hallinan, Stephen Wight and Emun Elliott

  • The Paradise - EPISODE: 1 (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    EPISODE: 1

    Country girl Denise Lovett arrives in a booming Victorian city to work at her uncle's drapery shop, only to discover it is close to collapse following the opening of a nearby department store. Struggling to make ends meet, she takes up a job in the bigger business, and soon falls in love with its grand trappings - as well as its owner, the ambitious John Moray. Lark Rise to Candleford writer Bill Gallagher's adaptation of Emile Zola's 1883 novel, starring Joanna Vanderham, Sarah Lancashire, Emun Elliott and Matthew McNulty

  • The Paradise - The Paradise (Episode 101)

    The Paradise

    Rags-to-riches story of a young woman who lands a job at a British department store.

  • The Paradise - The Paradise

    The Paradise

    Katherine meddles with Moray's efforts to buy the other shops on the street; clues to Jonas' mysterious past are revealed.

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