The 8 episode second season of BBC One’s period drama The Paradise will premiere on Sunday October 20th at 8pm, it has been announced.
Loosely based on the French novel by Emile Zola, The Paradise follows the ambitious and big hearted Denise Lovett who arrives in the City to find work. She finds a job at The Paradise, the first ever department store.The store provides the catalyst for her rags-to-riches story as she falls in love with the exhilarating and dangerous charms of the modern world and her eyes are opened to a whole new world of possibilities. The drama series is produced by BBC Drama Productions and features a large cast which includes Emun Elliott, Joanna Vanderham, Elaine Cassidy, Sarah Lancashire, Matthew McNulty, Peter Wight, David Hayman, Stephen Wight, Sonya Cassidy, Ruby Bentall, Finn Burridge, Patrick Malahide and Olivia Hallinan.
In the show’s 8 episode second season, a year has passed since the events depicted in the season one finale and following Moray’s decision to leave Katherine at the altar, Lord Glendenning’s vengeance was swift. He took ownership of The Paradise and Moray was cast out. For a year, Denise and Moray were separated. Moray worked in Paris while The Paradise struggled. Now, a year later, The Paradise is struggling to survive without its charismatic owner, Moray. Lord Glendenning has instructed his agent to sell The Paradise and Dudley is devastated when his last hope to invigorate sales ends in grief. Now unforeseen forces bring Moray back and he and Denise are reunited. But their elation is fleeting, as the shock arrival of Katherine and her new husband Tom Weston sends everybody spinning.
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