06 January 2013

Mr.Selfridge: Full of glamour, intrigue and men in three piece suits

We all enjoyed Christmas television, who doesn't love seeing our favourite shows all Christmassyfied? This year we were all crying over Call the Midwife and laughing at The Royal Family.
Now we are back to the normal schedule of TV, you maybe feeling a bit deflated and be turning to Lovefilm to find something decent to watch that doesn't involve Z List celebrities falling on their arse on the ice.
Well no fear Ladies and Gentleman, because ITV has come to the rescue in the form of Mr. Selfridge.
Mr.Selfridge is all about the life of Mr. Harry Gordon Selfridge an American entrepreneur, a man with a mission to make shopping thrilling to women, I love him already.
The programme is set in London in 1909, when women were starting to be given more freedom in their lives. Harry wanted to empower women and let them indulge themselves, so he opened the doors of his lavish department store on London's famous Oxford Street.
It has been described as 'Downtown but with tills' and if you liked The Paradise you'll enjoy this. So if you fancy delving into the world of corsets and three piece suits then this is for you.
The programme is based on 'Shopping, Seduction and Mr Selfridge' by Lindy Woodhead, which is an account of the real life story of Mr. Selfridge and the famous store.
The drama begins tonight (Sunday) on ITV1 at 9pm. If you can't watch it then, do check out ITV Player.
It involves glamour, scandal, love triangles and intrigue, so settle down on a Sunday with your Fox's biscuits and indulge in this fabulous drama.
Any excuse to eat more biscuits.
Second Hand Rose


  1. PS, MUCH easier to read, thank you poppet! Tho the blue on pink is a bit of a challenge for me old eyes xoxo

  2. this sounds like an interesting show! i hope you had a happy new year! :D

    <3, Mimi

  3. I absolutely loved this, I can't wait for the next episode!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  4. I am so excited! I recorded this last night but I haven't watched it yet! I cannot wait to watch it (yes, that's really how sad I am!) if I like the programme I will definitely be reading the book xx

  5. What did you think to it? I really enjoyed it, I don't normally like ITV period dramas but I can't wait for the next episode now! xx

  6. I really want to see this, I loved The Paradise which seems really similar! xx

  7. Sounds like a great watch!
    Wish you and your family a very happy new year!
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

  8. I am enjoying the show and as ever for this era there are some strong female characters. Loving the fashions too.



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