Masterpiece Presents Mr. Selfridge starting 3/31

Masterpiece Mr. Selfridge airs Sundays, March 31 through May 19, at 8 pm on KLRU.

At the unfashionable end of Oxford Street in 1909 London, an American retail tycoon arrives to London and opens the biggest and finest department store the world has ever seen: Selfridges. With Jeremy Piven (Entourage) in the title role, this mini-series is a dramatization of the real-life story of Harry Gordon Selfridge, the flamboyant and visionary American founder of the famous London department store that revolutionized the modern shopping experience.

Creator and writer Andrew Davies, conjures the excitement of Selfridges and the story of its founder, a man of exuberant, outsized, and potentially dangerous, appetite. Behind Selfridges’ lavish shop windows, gleaming counters, and majestic doors, appetite intersects with ambition and desire not just for Harry, but for his staff, his family, and the various women drawn to the store and the man.

Mr. Selfridge, Part 1 airs Sunday, March 31st & Saturday, April 6th at 8 pm

Upstart American Harry Selfridge moves heaven and earth to build his visionary department store in London. But opening day is just the start of his retail revolution.

Mr. Selfridge, Part 2 airs Sunday, April 7th & Saturday, April 13 at 8 pm
Harry skirts scandal by putting cosmetics at the front of the store. Meanwhile, his private life gets complicated as Ellen Love, Lady Mae and his wife, Rose, make waves

Mr. Selfridge, Part 3 airs Sunday, April 14th & Saturday, April 20th at 8 pm
Ellen’s future as the Spirit of Selfridge is on the line. Renowned ballerina Anna Pavlova causes a sensation at the store. Rose makes a revelation to her doting portrait painter, Roddy.

Mr. Selfridge, Part 4 airs Sunday, April 21st & Saturday, April 27th at 8 pm
Spunky shop girl Agnes Towler returns to work. But all is not well, as Harry and Rose face a moment of truth, Ellen confronts Harry, and alcohol, pills and driving under the influence take their toll.

Mr. Selfridge, Part 5 airs Sunday, April 28th & Saturday, May 4th at 8 pm
Mr. Grove takes over in Harry’s absence, but faces irate temperance marchers and other challenges. How would Harry handle it? Agnes gets to know Henri, the window dresser.

Mr. Selfridge, Part 6 airs Sunday, May 5th & Saturday, May 11th at 8 pm
Two dead relatives show up at a store seance prompted by Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle. Agnes moves to fashion and develops a closer relationship with Henri.

Mr. Selfridge, Part 7 airs Sunday, May 12th & Saturday, May 18th at 8 pm
F.W. Woolworth tries to undercut his old friend and competitor, Harry, who gives the discount king a run for his money. The temperature rises with Agnes and Henri.

Mr. Selfridge, Part 8 airs Sunday, May 19th & Saturday, May 25th at 8 pm
Tragedy strikes on the day polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton comes to the store. An even greater celebrity plans a visit, and Harry and Rose attend a shocking play.