Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge – Season 2

Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge – Season 2
Sundays @ 9pm, March 30 – May 18 on CET
Tuesdays @ 8pm, April 1 – May 20 on CET Arts
Three-time Emmy winner Jeremy Piven returns for a sumptuous new season of Mr. Selfridge as the man who brought seductive shopping to early twentieth-century London, on Mr. Selfridge, Season 2.
 
Season 2 continues the drama surrounding the birth of Selfridge & Co., the pioneering London department store founded in 1909 by American capitalist buccaneer, Harry Gordon Selfridge—portrayed with passion, charm, and a generous dose of human flaws by Piven.
 
The returning cast includes Frances O’Connor as Harry’s decent, down-to-earth wife, Rose; Aisling Loftus as Agnes Towler, the gutsy sales clerk promoted to head of display; Amanda Abbington as Miss Mardle, jilted in love last season but smiled on by fate in the new series; and Ron Cook as Mr. Crabb, the store’s money man with the bunny-in-the-headlights stare.
 
Also back are Katherine Kelly as showgirl-turned-socialite Lady Mae; Grégory Fitoussi as Henri LeClair, brilliant window designer, strangely evasive about his recent travels; Samuel West as enterprising journalist Frank Edwards, whose scoops threaten disaster; Tom Goodman-Hill as stern personnel director Mr. Grove, now a father many times over; and Trystan Gravelle as Victor Colleano, the good-looking, ambitious manager of the store’s Palm Court Restaurant.
 
Joining the cast are Polly Walker as Delphine Day, risqué novelist and proprietor of a brilliant new nightclub; Cal Macaninch as Mr. Thackeray, the sharp-tongued new head of fashion; and Aidan McArdle as Lord Loxley, Lady Mae’s absentee husband, who suddenly shows up to recoup the fortune he has gambled away, while tormenting his wife and her close friends—notably Harry.