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The Paradise - Series 1-2 Box Set [DVD]

Emun Elliott , Joanna Vanderham    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Emun Elliott, Joanna Vanderham, Elaine Cassidy, Sarah Lancashire, Matthew McNulty
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Dec 2013
  • Run Time: 938 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00EZ0DXX2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,254 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

All 16 episodes from the first and second series of the BBC Victorian costume drama. Set in a north of England town, the programme follows shopworker Denise Lovett (Joanna Vanderham) as she struggles to make her way to the top after managing to gain a lowly position as a salesgirl at 'The Paradise', the town's newly opened upmarket department store. Whilst being kept under the watchful eye of head of ladies fashion, Miss Audrey (Sarah Lancashire), Denise is quick to snatch an opportunity for advancement when her talents come to the attention of the store's devious widowed owner, Moray (Emun Elliott).

Product Description

Series 1 & 2 of the hit BBC1 Drama. All 16 episodes from the first and second series of the BBC Victorian costume drama. Set in a north of England town, the programme follows shopworker Denise Lovett (Joanna Vanderham) as she struggles to make her way to the top after managing to gain a lowly position as a salesgirl at 'The Paradise', the town's newly opened upmarket department store. Whilst being kept under the watchful eye of head of ladies fashion, Miss Audrey (Sarah Lancashire), Denise is quick to snatch an opportunity for advancement when her talents come to the attention of the store's devious widowed owner, Moray (Emun Elliott).


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality production! 20 Jun 2014
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Being an Anglophile I was attracted to this series after watching Season 1 on Netflix. It was sad to discover that there would not be a Season 3. Production quality was excellent. I enjoyed the character development of the main characters, as well as costumes and sets. Great Britain produces many high quality programs, and this is definitely one of them. Victorian period dramas afford us an opportunity to escape into yesteryear. We see in this series how a country girl (Denise) arrives in town expecting to work in her uncle's haberdashery shop, only to find that things are currently not in the best financial shape because of competition from a large department store directly across the street. Reminds me of what happened when Walmart came into town--so many small businesses eventually closed.

This main female character (Denise - heroine) takes a job in this large department store, where the storyline really begins to develop. Her abilities attracts the owner (Moray - the hero), and we see how Denise progresses in her job responsibilities, as well as the development of her relationships with other employees at the store,. Two of the supporting characters Arthur & Sam provide humor to the story line. We also see the character Kathryn (the protagonist) who provides the grist between Moray, Denise & herself. Kathryn is pushing to marry Moray, even though what we see developing is the growing affection between Denise and Moray. There is a nice flow of emotional experiences to hold your interest. Loved this series even though I knew that there would not be a Season 3. I've ordered what was produced, and have delighted in what I experienced while watching this program.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It is addictive!! 17 May 2014
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I start watching the first 3 chapters in the Israeli TV, and couldn't wait to see them all; and as I didn't know if they will immediately broadcast the 2nd season, I decided to buy it at Amazon and I am so happy I did!!
I received it after very short time, earlier than I was informed and expected, which made me very happy!
I couldn't stop watching the DVDs! I stay awake until 07:00 am until finishing watching both seasons!
I fell in love with Denise and Moray.
I wish they continued with at least one more series.
I highly recommend both series!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic series 11 Dec 2013
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If you missed this series when it was televised this is a 'must see' but be warned....you will become addicted to wanting to watch the entire set in one sitting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a store!!! 25 July 2014
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This series is far better than I expected and quite interesting. I noted that it was from an original by Emile Zola so I have searched his books for my kindle.
Only one little conundrum - where was it set as we had a real mixture of geordie, scottish, miss audrey upper class, and definite few yorkshire accents so a real mix there but the acting is good and the storylines are fairly believable. Well done - never saw it on BBC.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Paradise - Series 1-2 Box Set [DVD] 15 Dec 2013
By Mike M
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My wife and I are huge fans of the series. A great gift for recapturing the joy of watching again.
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This was a wonderful production, the acting superb. I was completely engrossed in it and lost when it ended. I would have liked it to continue a bit longer to see how Denise progressed with her shop and the continuing romance between Moray and Denise. Here's hoping for a further series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 July 2014
By sandra
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Brilliant
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5.0 out of 5 stars Birthday gift 21 Jun 2014
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Bought as a birthday gift for a friend in France who loves English period dramas. Found it so compelling she had to watch both series within the week!
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