Published: Mon 04 Mar 2013
TX: Sunday 10 March at 9pm on ITV
Award-winning actor Jeremy Piven (Entourage) leads the cast as Harry Gordon Selfridge in new drama series Mr Selfridge, about the life of the flamboyant and visionary American entrepreneur.
Created by multi-award winning writer Andrew Davies, Mr Selfridge tells the story of ‘Mile a Minute Harry’, a man with a mission to make shopping as thrilling as sex. Pioneering and reckless, with an almost manic energy, he created a theatre of retail where any topic or trend that was new, exciting, entertaining – or sometimes just eccentric – was showcased.
At the theatre, Harry goes back-stage to wish Ellen luck. Tony’s there, as is Frank. There’s tension but Harry glosses over it – even when Ellen tells him that he might not like the play.
Back in his seat, Harry publically gets the Royal seal of approval from the King. But as the satirical play starts, it’s clear that both Lady Mae and the Selfridge Family will not enjoy the contents...Humiliation is piled upon Lady Mae and Harry – and Rose is mortified when the play’s venom is directed at her and her liaison with Roddy Temple. Rosalie picks up on the accusation and is appalled. As the play finishes, the audience whisper and snigger and Mae, Harry and Rose are left feeling exposed.