The Paradise (BBC One)

raigraphixs

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Adaptation of the classic French novel by Emile Zola: “The Paradise.” Written and directed by Bill Gallagher, tells the story of a love affair set against the backdrop of the opening of the first department store.

Sarah Lancashire (Lark Rise To Candleford, Five Daughters), David Hayman (Trial And Retribution), Elaine Cassidy (Harper's Island, Fingersmith), Matthew McNulty (The Syndicate, Misfits), Joanna Vanderham (The Runaway, Dancing on the Edge) and Emun Elliott (Lip Service, Game Of Thrones).


 

raigraphixs

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25th September - 9pm

Emun Elliott (as Moray), Sarah Lancashire (as Miss Audrey) and Joanna Vanderham (as Denise) talk about their characters



 

raigraphixs

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Enjoyed the opening episode, as it's written by Bill Gallagher (Lark Rise to Candleford) no surprise to find some Candleford cast members.
 

brian s

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We watched the first one tonight. It was ok. I had no idea it was set up here. Newcastle I assume.

Bri
 

brian s

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Im enjoying it, i like Bill Gallagher's previous other series.
Based on the first episode we'll stick with it. We're building up a huge amount of stuff on the hard drive and Blu-Ray given our recent problems. A combination of lack of time to watch them and not wanting to watch anything too serious. We haven't even started on Christopher Eccleston's Blackout yet and I'm sure you know how big a fan of his I am. I suspect The Paradise is one we'll be able to get away with.

Bri
 

raigraphixs

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The Paradise has been recommissioned for a second series with eight new episodes next year. Series 1 has so far attracted an average consolidated audience of 5.9 million/22.5% share.

Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC One, commented;
“The Paradise has been the biggest new drama series on British television so far this Autumn, and it has been really interesting to experiment with period drama on BBC One beyond the traditional Sunday night slot. I’m delighted that the show will be returning for a second series, and can assure its loyal following that there are still some dramatic twists to come in the three episodes still to air this Autumn."
Bill Gallagher, writer and creator;
“I'm very grateful that there's such a strong audience for The Paradise, and for the terrific support the BBC has given to the show to make that possible. It's such a great ensemble of actors and such a rich group of characters that it's an exciting prospect to have eight more episodes to make.”
 

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