The Mr. Selfridge gang (or most of it) is all here . . . courtesy of pbs.org
JBNBlog is still puzzled why Jeremy Piven won any or all those Emmys for Entourage . . . but is delighted to see him return as the title character in Mr. Selfridge on Sunday night . . . man oh man, PBS Masterpiece seems to be overrun with Russian exiles this winter. Isn’t Eisenstein available to set the camera straight? or askew?
It looks as if the Corrie connection character Lady Mae Loxley (the ace Katherine Kelly) is AWOL this season … sigh . . . come back, come back Mizz Lady Mae.
Here’s the official word from pbs.org
All sales are final as Harry Selfridge gambles his store, his fortune, and his personal happiness on an audacious retail strategy in Mr. Selfridge, Season 3.
Season 3 opens with a funeral and a wedding. World War I has recently ended, and soldiers are returning home to reclaim their jobs—at least any job not already taken by women and others on the home front. Adding to the tension, many of the veterans are haunted by their war experiences. For the store, pent-up consumer demand offers both opportunities and financial perils. Harry, of course, only considers the former, and in short order he is courting disaster—at work and at home.
With three-time Emmy® winner Jeremy Piven back as the irrepressible Harry, also returning are colorful characters: the sinister Lord Loxley (Aidan McArdle), defeated last season but back to make even more dastardly trouble; Josie Mardle (Amanda Abbington), the diffident department head who finally takes control of her own destiny, and Agnes Towler (Aisling Loftus) and Henri LeClair (Grégory Fitoussi), wizards of window display who find true love, but not without difficulty.
. . . from a separate notice:
Jeremy Piven (Entourage) stars as London’s retail king, Harry Gordon Selfridge, in Mr. Selfridge, the series hailed as “addicting” by The Wall Street Journal. Season 3, airing Sundays, March 29-May 17, 2015 on MASTERPIECE on PBS, follows the fascinating rise and fall of this colorful but troubled entrepreneur, and picks up in 1919 just after the end of World War I. Zoë Wanamaker (My Family, Harry Potter films, Poirot) joins the series cast to play trouble-making Russian Princess, Marie de Bolotoff.
The Selfridges colorful staff returns, with Amanda Abbington (Sherlock) as Miss Mardle, Tom Goodman-Hill as Mr. Grove, Ron Cook as Mr. Crabb, Aisling Loftus as Agnes Towler, Grégory Fitoussi as Henri Leclair, and Aidan McArdle as Lord Loxley.
*An occasional series (with a derivative title — Who knows where it came from – devoted to what’s on TV channels available in northwest London on the old over-the-air, bunny ears basis of bygone days — ie. TVO, CBC French, CBC, CTV Two (aka CFPL), CTV, City, the Omnis, CTS & CHCH … & sometimes WQLN (PBS Erie & London) & TFO if needed.