The story of a young woman who works in a department store and gets caught up in the charms of the modern world.
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Series cast summary:
Joanna Vanderham ...  Denise / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Emun Elliott ...  Moray / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Stephen Wight ...  Sam 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Sonya Cassidy ...  Clara 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Matthew McNulty ...  Dudley 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Elaine Cassidy ...  Katherine Glendenning / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Finn Burridge ...  Arthur 16 episodes, 2012-2013
David Hayman ...  Jonas / ... 14 episodes, 2012-2013
Peter Wight ...  Edmund Lovett 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Sarah Lancashire ...  Miss Audrey 10 episodes, 2012-2013
Katie Moore Katie Moore ...  Susy 8 episodes, 2013
Ben Daniels ...  Tom Weston 8 episodes, 2013
Lisa Millett ...  Myrtle 8 episodes, 2013
Edie Whitehead ...  Flora 8 episodes, 2013
Ruby Bentall ...  Pauline 8 episodes, 2012
Patrick Malahide ...  Lord Glendenning 8 episodes, 2012


The story of a young woman who works in a department store and gets caught up in the charms of the modern world.

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Based on the novel 'Au bonheur des dames' by Emile Zola See more »


Late in Season 1, the Glendenning family purchases freehold rights to the properties on which the Paradise and neighboring businesses stand, and in Season 2 the family has turned out Moray from the store and contemplate selling it. Although the legal relationship between a business tenant and freeholder is complex, purchasing the freehold (ownership of land and structures) is not the same thing as purchasing a business on the property. Though the Glendennings may have attempted to oust Moray or the Paradise by breaking the lease, they would not automatically own the business once they bought the freehold, as is portrayed here. See more »


Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.190 (2012) See more »

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a good show
2 December 2012 | by ketan-solanki111See all my reviews

The Paradise is a very good show,you can see culture about 19 century of British empire.people who make the show work hard to cover details of that time and also great effort on thinking and behaving of people.the characters are splendid and idea about creating this show is kinda different and also it's very good to watch.people who loves 19 century styles and living,this drama show will attract you so much.this show also teach you how to establish a good business,if you are willing to one.many inspiration things you can find in this today's world people forgot to care about their staff and there is very rare such thing like loyalty and honesty in big supermarkets/shops/firms,but in this show you will see such things.At last a very good show,who likes old time drama and want some inspiration must watch it.

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6 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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