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Mr Selfridge

  • Episode: 

    7 of 10

  • Title: 

    Series 3
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 08 Mar 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 11 2015 : Sat 07 Mar - Fri 13 Mar
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode 7
 
HARRY offers his support when a situation sends ripples through the Selfridge’s staff and MARDLE attempts to maintain composure but struggles with the weight of her secret...
 
REGAN pays VICTOR a visit to check that business is running to plan. GEORGE makes it clear that he disapproves of the illegal backstage gambling, but VICTOR steps in to smooth things over. REGAN reminds them both that without him, Colleano’s wouldn’t be opening its doors at all - and it’s doing well for them too. VICTOR’s even bought a new motorcar, and it isn’t long before he whisks VIOLETTE off in it for a romantic trip to the coast. 
 
Galvanised to grab life by the horns, HARRY decides to take NANCY out. He’s reaching out for someone close to him. In the dead of night, HARRY takes NANCY to a deserted Selfridge’s and gifts her with an expensive bottle of perfume. They drink champagne in the moonlight at the Palm Court. NANCY allows herself to enjoy the romance, but is shocked when HARRY confides that he’s no longer the outright owner of Selfridge’s, having sold a 5% share to raise funds for the Selfridge Estate. A perturbed NANCY tells HARRY he shouldn’t have compromised the store, but he is adamant he made the right decision: he’s fully committed to her and to the Estate. The enormity of the con starts to dawn on NANCY, as she begins to understand the consequences it might have for HARRY – not just for him, but for the store too. However, her brother GUS worries she’s become too involved with HARRY, and they agree she should take a step back…
 
At a Selfridge’s shareholders’ meeting, HARRY has the wind knocked out of his sails when LORD LOXLEY gate-crashes the meeting, announcing that he’s acquired a 7% stake in Selfridge’s – enough to give him a seat on the board. LOXLEY bought the 5% that HARRY sold, and an extra 2% offloaded by SERGE without HARRY’s knowledge. HARRY finds himself on the back foot in front of the shareholders, and is forced to restore confidence: spontaneously guaranteeing a return of no less than 10% over the next three months. CRABB goes into a spin - it’s incredibly ambitious and he’s anxious that they won’t be able to deliver. 
 
Trouble brews at Colleano’s when a man is found collapsed from an overdose. VICTOR handles the situation well enough, but it’s a close shave and it all unfolds in front of VIOLETTE. All this forces VICTOR into a reality-check: he’s involved with some nasty people, and he wants to protect VIOLETTE from this murky world. He finishes their romance, leaving her devastated. 
 
Meanwhile, MARDLE buckles under the weight of her guilt, confiding in CRABB.  CRABB urges her to unburden herself - and she does but to devastating consequences.
 
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.