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Masterpiece Episode: "The Paradise: Part One"

Season 43, Episode 30
Episode Synopsis: "The Paradise," an adaptation of Émile Zola's "Au Bonheur des dames (The Ladies' Paradise)," begins with the ambitious Denise moving from the country to a northern English city in hopes of finding work at her uncle's drapery shop. But when things don't pan out as hoped, she applies for a position at the glittering department store that's located just across the street.
Original Air Date: Oct 6, 2013
Guest Cast Joanna Vanderham: Denise Lovett Jenna Russell: Mrs. Ballentine Sarah Lancashire: Miss Audrey Peter Wight: Edmund Lovett Matthew McNulty: Dudley David Hayman: Jonas Ruby Bentall: Pauline Patrick Malahide: Lord Glendenning Emun Elliott: Moray Elaine Cassidy: Katherine Glendenning Stephen Wight: Sam Laura Power: Lucille Olivia Hallinan: Jocelin Brookmire

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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