This popular PBS series dramatizes the story of Harry Gordon Selfridge. The retail magnate who in 1909 opened the famed Selfridges department store in London. Jeremy Piven portrays the brash showman from America who breaks the conventions of English society in more ways than one. Based on a true story, filled with fascinating characters, stunning interiors and of course, beautiful period costumes. A Masterpiece Classics favorite. 10 episodes, 450 minutes on 3 discs. Optional subtitles in English. Specify DVD or Blu-ray.
It's the five year anniversary of the store's opening. Faces old and new make an appearance, and though business is booming for Harry Selfridge, his personal life looks set to sail less smoothly.
With the rumblings of war and social unrest unsettling his staff, and the country at large, Harry throws a tango party to thank his employees for their work.
Agnes pulls off a spectacular Empire Celebration in the store but the mood is soured by big news: England has declared war on Germany.
As news emerges of the first horrors of the war in Belgium, Selfridge's men clamor to sign up while Thackeray becomes suspicious of Henri, who is behaving oddly.
As Harry's male staff go off to fight, women are recruited to do their jobs. Harry himself yearns to do more for the war effort.
Anti-German feeling is running high and Harry arranges a patriotic concert just as he is recruited to make a special trip on behalf of the British Intelligence Services.
With Harry's sudden absence, people are more worried than ever when a scandal hits the newspapers accusing him of providing faulty equipment to the British troops.
An unnerved Harry arrives home in a swarm of bad publicity and has to deal not only with the scandal in the press but also with Henri.
Harry is determined to get Selfridge's back on track as Lady Mae and Frank Edwards unite to clear Harry's name once and for all.
There's some soul searching to be done for Agnes and Victor while Lady Mae takes a big risk for Harry, and Rose prepares to deliver news that will shatter the family's world forever.
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 450 minutes
Number of Discs: 3
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9