Episode 1

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Duration: 1 hour

Denise Lovett, a young and ambitious country girl with only her wits to live on, arrives in a booming Northern city to take up a long-held promise of work in her uncle's drapery shop. But she soon discovers that her uncle cannot afford to employ her, as most of his customers have been seduced away by The Paradise, England's first department store, right across the street.

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    Maurizio Malagnini Original Score

Credits

Miss Audrey
Sarah Lancashire
Miss Audrey
Sarah Lancashire
Moray
Emun Elliott
Dudley
Matthew McNulty
Dudley
Matthew McNulty
Jonas
David Hayman
Jonas
David Hayman
Sam
Stephen Wight
Sam
Stephen Wight
Katherine Glendenning
Elaine Cassidy
Katherine Glendenning
Elaine Cassidy

Broadcasts

Video: Joanna Vanderham

Denise

Interview: Joanna Vanderham discusses Denise's ambitions.

Locating Paradise

Lambton Castle

The Paradise is filmed entirely on location at the Lambton Estate.

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