It’s 1914, and Selfridge & Co. is celebrating its fifth anniversary. With World War I looming, the end of an era is nigh—not just for society at large but also for the close-knit team that started Selfridges. Harry is pining for Rose, who left him over his many affairs. Agnes has been sent to Paris to master display design. Henri has jumped ship for an ad agency in New York. Mr. Grove has ended his torturous trysts with Miss Mardle by eloping with Doris in accessories. Victor is trying to move on with his life. And Lady Mae has learned that her absentee husband, Lord Loxley, is back in her life.
From these loose ends, a pageant worthy of Harry’s extravagantly themed promotions unfolds. All do their bit for the war effort—some more conscientiously than others. Rose and Agnes reappear. So does Henri—in dire straits. New romances blossom. Adding zest to the war years is a risqué new nightclub run by Rose’s friend, Delphine Day, where the latest craze is the tango.
Mr. Selfridge stars Jeremy Piven (Entourage) as Harry, with Frances O’Connor (Madame Bovary) as Rose, alongside Aisling Loftus (Page Eight), Amanda Abbington (Sherlock, Season 3), Katherine Kelly (Coronation Street), Ron Cook (Little Dorrit), Trystan Gravelle (Stella Days), and many others.