Much has changed since Selfridges first opened its doors. Five years later, Europe is on the brink of war and London is enjoying one last defiant period of hedonism and decadence. Having rocked the retail world with his pioneering new store, Mr. Selfridge (Jeremy Piven) now has his sights set on joining the establishment and rebuilding his family life. His desperate attempts to win back estranged wife Rose (Frances O Connor), are hindered by her friendship with Delphine Day, the daring and extravagant owner of a fashionable London nightclub. Tensions are also running high on the shop floor as Agnes is back from Paris, chic and successful. Not everyone is thrilled by her newfound confidence and by the sudden reappearance of her old ally Henri Leclair, who has mysteriously returned from America.
The Great War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate. Starring Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, and Hugh Bonneville with guest star Shirley MacLaine.
From PBS and MASTERPIECE: A first look at the new season of Mr. Selfridge!
An honored guest plans a visit, and Harry and Rose attend a shocking play.
F. W. Woolworth tries to undercut his old friend and competitor, Harry, who gives the discount king a run for his money. The temperature rises with Agnes and Henri.
Two dead relatives show up at a store séance prompted by Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle. Agnes gets moved to fashion and develops a closer relationship to Henri.
Mr. Grove takes over in Harry’s absence, but faces irate temperance marchers and other challenges. How would Harry handle it? Agnes gets to know Henri, the window dresser.
Spunky shop girl Agnes Towler returns to work. But all is not well, as Harry and Rose face a moment of truth, Ellen confronts Harry, and alcohol, pills and driving under the influence take their toll.
Ellen’s future as the Spirit of Selfridge is on the line. Renowned ballerina Anna Pavlova causes a sensation at the store. Rose makes a revelation to her doting portrait painter, Roddy.
Harry skirts scandal by putting cosmetics at the front of the store. Meanwhile, his private life gets complicated as Ellen Love, Lady Mae and his wife, Rose, make waves.
It’s 1908 and Chicago-born Harry Selfridge has arrived in London with a grand plan–to open the biggest and finest department store the world has ever seen. With a frosty reception from the British press, and the last-minute abandonment by a business partner, the pressure is on to get the store up and running. As opening day approaches, Harry pulls out all the stops to achieve his dream–whatever the cost.
Tensions flare from a photo shoot.
From PBS and Masterpiece: A juicy trailer gives some hints about what's in store for the residents of Downton Abbey in Season 4.
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