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Drama series. Country girl Denise adapts to survive in her new job at The Paradise, a glamorous department store, and catches the eye of its owner.

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.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 1 Oct 2012 03:10

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Maurizio Malagnini

    Original Score


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


Video: Joanna Vanderham

Video: Joanna Vanderham

Interview: Joanna Vanderham discusses Denise's ambitions.

Locating Paradise: The Lambton Estate

Locating Paradise: The Lambton Estate

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