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Mr Selfridge

  • Episode: 

    6 of 10

  • Title: 

    Series 3
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 01 Mar 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 10 2015 : Sat 28 Feb - Fri 06 Mar
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode 6
 
HARRY places VIOLETTE under house arrest after the police raid at Colleano’s. In an attempt to keep her out of trouble, he persuades her to help NANCY with plans for the Selfridge Estate. Under pressure to deposit funds for work on the Estate to progress, HARRY is forced to sell 5% of his shareholding in Selfridge’s. A worried CRABB flags that he will no longer own the majority stake in the store, but HARRY is adamant - as a family the Selfridges will still hold the majority.  
 
A nervous GORDON prepares for his first day as Deputy Manager. GROVE is delighted when GORDON is besieged by warring women on the store floor, but GORDON manages to avert crisis! He introduces his first appointment: a new Head of Display, MONSIEUR LONGCHAMP - formerly MADAME LAVIN’s Creative Director. GORDON is quite taken with LONGCHAMP, and under his direction, GORDON unwittingly commissions an incredibly racy shop window display that might bring the store’s reputation into disrepute… 
 
Desperate to reopen the club, VICTOR is backed into a corner by PURKISS who demands more money than VICTOR can afford.  But when VICTOR is offered a way out by gangland boss MICHAEL REGAN, VICTOR is reluctant to do anymore dodgy deals. REGAN is offering VICTOR protection from PURKISS in return for some gambling on the side and a dedicated roulette table in the club – from which he’ll take a cut. We sense VICTOR could be doing a deal with the devil, but with PURKISS on his back, he has little choice. VICTOR accepts REGAN’S offer: Colleano’s is back in business. For now. 
 
VIOLETTE’S fundraising party for the Selfridge Estate is a massive success but HARRY’S words of warning about her dalliances with men fall on deaf ears and she sneaks out to Colleano’s. As passion and lust overcomes them, VICTOR and VIOLETTE take their relationship to a new level of intimacy. 
 
Heading home from work, KITTY is shaken when she bumps into her attacker CHARLIE COPPERSTONE and turns to a passing GEORGE for comfort. Shocked and angry that her attacker is back on the streets thanks to LORD LOXLEY’S new charitable foundation, KITTY wants justice more than ever. However, FRANK advises KITTY to drop the charges; he fears KITTY’S name will be dragged through the mud again. Unwilling to back down, KITTY enlists GEORGE’s help in tracking down CHARLIE and SILAS to put an end to all of this once and for all. 
 
HARRY tells NANCY that the money she needs for the Estate will be deposited the next day. NANCY is a torn woman, wrestling with her conscience and her growing feelings for HARRY. She suggests to her brother GUS that they take the money and run now.  Unwilling to bail on the con prematurely - when he’s certain that they can quadruple their money - GUS demands they sit it out and accuses NANCY of losing her nerve. She accepts the challenge: they’ll see it through to the end. NANCY continues with the con. 
 
Whilst GROVE is preoccupied with GORDON’S recent appointment, a worried DORIS turns to MARDLE for advice on a deeply personal matter. MARDLE is only too glad to help, but in doing so sparks an unexpected chain of events. 
 
Series overview
 
Following the ratings success with British, US and international audiences, ten new episodes of ITV Studios’ lavish period drama Mr Selfridge, starring Emmy award-winning American actor, Jeremy Piven, have been produced by ITV Studios for ITV.
 
The drama is inspired by the life of charismatic American entrepreneur, Harry Gordon Selfridge, whose business in London’s Oxford Street has become a much-loved institution. 
 
This new series is the third instalment in the fascinating rise and fall of this colourful but troubled man and picks up in 1919 just after the end of World War I.