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


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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 (66 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00EZ0DXX2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,613 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Helen Kelley on 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 By Debs on 15 Jun 2014
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Watched both series on tv and just had to buy the box set for my sister as I loved it so much and she not seen it yet. If you love Downton Abbey and Mr Selfridge you will simply adore this drama .....the chemistry between the shop owner who is quite handsome and the ambitious pretty shop girl is so tense you are just willing them to get together....do they .....don't they.....just go watch it...great performances from other cast members too including the head of ladies wear played by the brilliant Sarah Lancashire.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Robert J Goodsell on 17 Jan 2014
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Disappointing. First series was elegantly written, with 3 dimensional characters, and plot motivated. 2nd series became more of a pot-boiler with little of the finesse or depth of first series. True, the visuals were impressive and actors did the best they could with the script, however the unlikely character developments, contrived/predictable "dramatic" moments, and some cringe-worthy dialogue (!) undermined their efforts. Both the script and dramatic developments were seriously flawed by anachronisms.
It's disappointing to see that the solid foundations of the first series were not built upon, and that instead of a sophisticated drama we have been given a soap-opera in costume - the writers/producers responsible certainly did not rise to the challenge of making a sequel worthy of Zola.
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Series one was spectacular with solid story lines and superb acting plus the scenery is magnificent. Series two is all over the place and not so cohesive. I can understand why the BBC didn't produce a third series. Pleased I made the purchase but its a shame the second series couldn't match the first.
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By sandra on 6 July 2014
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Brilliant
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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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We had seen the first episodes so were looking forward to a revisit and a new journey. We were not disappointed.Excellent service arrived in good time and in mint condition
Robin
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By Ron on 10 Jun 2014
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The Paradise is excellent it was recommend by my daughter in law and granddaughter and I have not been disappointed.
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