Mr. Selfridge

Mr. Selfridge

  • TV-14
  • 2013
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.7  (14,241)

Mr. Selfridge, English period drama, aired in the UK in early January 2013, and in the US in late March. A television drama, the focus is larger-than life Harry G. Selfridge and his new London department store, known by the same name. It's currently airing on public television. Following the success of Downton Abbey, this show is also receiving comparisons, criticisms, and much attention. At the opening of the television drama, the audience learns the Selfridge has newly arrived from his profitable and modern United States department store, Chicago's Marshall Fields. The London "Selfridge's" is now his new project. He's decided also, that it will be the very biggest and best in the world. However, his business partner declines to join him in the project. However, publicity and contacts lead him to London socialite Lady Mae Loxley, who finds investors for the new and ambitious venture. The first episode finds Selfridge embarking in London with his mother, wife, and their four children. He hires and pushes staff to complete the store as rapidly as possible. When he finds a discouragingly initial lack of business, he comes up with various gimmicks to draw potential customers to the department store. For instance, he induces a French aviator and the first individual who has flown across the English Channel, to make a personal appearance. He also hires and becomes infatuated with his glamorous Spirit of the store, actress Ellen Love. Their tryst becomes public knowledge as Selfridge's neglected wife establishes a friendship with Roddy Temple, a young bohemian artiste. One of Selfridge's employees and also one of the best developed main characters, Agnes Trowler, secures a position for her flighty brother George, and then their ne'er-do-well father Reg, attempt to take advantage of the pair on their new positions at the store. A gentlemen waiter, also interested in Agnes, is propositioned by a wealthy client, and encouraged to make the women happy, by none less than his boss. And that's just the beginning.

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Episode 10
10. Episode 10
May 22, 2016
Return of the period drama series about the owner of the iconic London department store. It is now 1928 and Harry Selfridge is at the pinnacle of his power and public celebrity - a retail giant at the heart of the roaring twenties.
Episode Nine (Original UK Edition)
9. Episode Nine (Original UK Edition)
May 15, 2016
Josie takes on a new role and an old one. Whiteleys' troubles lead Jimmy and Mr. Crabb to take a big risk. Found out, Jimmy takes desperate measures.
Episode Eight (Original UK Edition)
8. Episode Eight (Original UK Edition)
May 8, 2016
The Whiteleys deal starts to look bad. A reporter confronts Jimmy. Grove undertakes a good deed and a new project before retiring. Harry and Mae also retire.
Episode Seven (Original UK Edition)
7. Episode Seven (Original UK Edition)
May 1, 2016
A former employee is laid to rest. Kitty and Frank reach an understanding. Grove confronts Tilly. Jimmy thinks he's a hunted man, even as he makes the deal of his life.
Episode Six (Original UK Edition)
6. Episode Six (Original UK Edition)
April 24, 2016
Jimmy comes up with a plan to save Harry??s bacon. Gordon gives in. One couple breaks up, and another ties the knot. Plus, a love triangle meets an unfortunate end.
Episode Five (Original UK Edition)
5. Episode Five (Original UK Edition)
April 17, 2016
Grove and Josie make a new start. Frank is in the doghouse. Movie mogul Harry courts trouble with a mob boss and a press lord.
Episode Four (Original UK Edition)
4. Episode Four (Original UK Edition)
April 10, 2016
Frank turns into prey at a swank junket for the press. Josie arrives to console Grove. Harry faces a choice: either settle a gambling debt or bankroll the Dolly twins�۪ dream job.
Episode Three (Original UK Edition)
3. Episode Three (Original UK Edition)
April 3, 2016
To Gordon�۪s horror, Harry and Jimmy make a high-risk deal. Meanwhile, Harry courts one of the Dolly twins, Jimmy courts Mae, and Elizabeth Arden courts Kitty.
Episode Two (Original UK Edition)
2. Episode Two (Original UK Edition)
March 27, 2016
The newspapers report Gordon will take over the store, stoking tension between father and son. The Dolly sisters mar Mae's fashion show. Kitty comes to terms with the news from her sister Connie.
Episode One (Original UK Edition)
1. Episode One (Original UK Edition)
March 27, 2016
Wheeler-dealer Jimmy Dillon makes his cocky entrance. The Groves are at loose ends. Harry has a run-in with the Queen of Time. The Dolly sisters mar Mae??s fashion show.
The Making of The Final Season
101. The Making of The Final Season
March 14, 2016
Take an exclusive peek behind the scenes of the final season of Mr. Selfridge. Featuring set, costume and hair and make-up design with cast and crew. Interviews include Jeremy Piven (Harry Selfridge), Katherine Kelly (Mae Rennard), Ron Cook (Mr. Crabb) and Amanda Abingdon (Miss Mardle).
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Mr. Selfridge, English period drama, aired in the UK in early January 2013, and in the US in late March. A television drama, the focus is larger-than life Harry G. Selfridge and his new London department store, known by the same name. It's currently airing on public television. Following the success of Downton Abbey, this show is also receiving comparisons, criticisms, and much attention.

At the opening of the television drama, the audience learns the Selfridge has newly arrived from his profitable and modern United States department store, Chicago's Marshall Fields. The London "Selfridge's" is now his new project. He's decided also, that it will be the very biggest and best in the world. However, his business partner declines to join him in the project. However, publicity and contacts lead him to London socialite Lady Mae Loxley, who finds investors for the new and ambitious venture.

The first episode finds Selfridge embarking in London with his mother, wife, and their four children. He hires and pushes staff to complete the store as rapidly as possible. When he finds a discouragingly initial lack of business, he comes up with various gimmicks to draw potential customers to the department store. For instance, he induces a French aviator and the first individual who has flown across the English Channel, to make a personal appearance. He also hires and becomes infatuated with his glamorous Spirit of the store, actress Ellen Love. Their tryst becomes public knowledge as Selfridge's neglected wife establishes a friendship with Roddy Temple, a young bohemian artiste.

One of Selfridge's employees and also one of the best developed main characters, Agnes Trowler, secures a position for her flighty brother George, and then their ne'er-do-well father Reg, attempt to take advantage of the pair on their new positions at the store. A gentlemen waiter, also interested in Agnes, is propositioned by a wealthy client, and encouraged to make the women happy, by none less than his boss. And that's just the beginning.Mr. Selfridge is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (42 episodes). The series first aired on March 31, 2013.

Where to Watch Mr. Selfridge

Mr. Selfridge is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mr. Selfridge on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    March 31, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (14,241)