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Old 11-02-2013, 23:35
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Well a lot of those planned demonstrations for suffrage ended up with much smaller numbers than expected and were always anticipated by the media as fearing huge, violent events. But they seldom were.
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Old 12-02-2013, 00:11
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great episode last night, and good to see harry smiling at the end!!
i do hope agnes and henri get it together...
not surprising to see victor and lady mae get it on either!! they are a match for each other!
ellen love as a serious actress??? hmmm i dont think so!!
Me to loved this weeks episode its the best thing I have watched in ages great storyline and many differenf characters I think Jeremy plays the lead roll superbly.
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Old 12-02-2013, 00:51
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The truth is that Selfridges did support the Suffragette movement, they did break one of the windows (which were the largest of the time) and didn't prosecute.

Although watching that you'd have never really have known it.

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Old 12-02-2013, 07:14
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i hear a second series has been commissioned..hurrah!!
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:52
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I've been watching this and enjoying all the characters apart from... Mr Selfridge!!!! Last nights episode was the best for me because it barely featured him! I find him to be an awful actor and my eyes are constantly drawn towards his weird hair. I have no real care about what happens to him, but enjoy all the other characters so much hence why I still watch it.
Only Mr Selfridge could "ham up" being unconscious! I was laughing hysterically while the room was spinning. (My other half gave me a strong stare.)
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:28
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It's been hinted at for a few weeks
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Thanks might order the DVD to watch it whole.
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Old 12-02-2013, 15:56
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i hear a second series has been commissioned..hurrah!!
It has been reported that there will be a second series, but it has also been reported that there won't be.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:08
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It has been reported that there will be a second series, but it has also been reported that there won't be
Mr Selfridge was officially recommissioned for a second series by ITV last Friday. The confusion may be that on the same day there was a daily mail article that stated the drop in ratings from the first episode (around 9 million viewers for the first episode) and that ITV wanted to see how it would do in the USA (when in airs in March) because the drama was expensive and they needed PBS (USA broadcaster) funding for a second series.

My personal opinion is there may be some truth in that article but the reality is that Mr Selfridge has to start filming in April and therefore a decision had to be made now. In regards to the ratings (around 7.5 million now I believe)- its no way near downton/midwife ratings but not like ITV Titanic's ratings- i.e. the ratings are decent enough for Sunday drama)
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Old 12-02-2013, 22:03
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the OH and myself rather enjoy it, we are not really big telly watchers,but it had a good review for the first episode and we liked it a lot; we sit in front of it with a late meal and take it for what it is.

Loved the perpetually worried accountant taking charge; utter tosh but made us smile.

Pevin is a total ham, but we watch more for the minor characters like Agnes Brother, who we were willing to get saved from the dodgy workers and the sales assistant who is jealous of Agnes.

The death of Groves' wife was a bit of a flanker, me and the OH have been debating that Groves would eventually stiff over the department head to save himself, but couldn't work out how or why.

Never watched Downton Abbey or that other shop store drama, so can't compare, but it gives as an hour of entertainment we want to keep watching.

Random factoid, the frontage scenes of the Selfridge House is right next to the Royal Albert Hall.

I was working there last summer and came out to a mess of OB going on, watched a bit of acting going on, thought nothing more.

When the scene came on telly, I was pointing telling the OH "I saw that being filmed!"

"Shusss, I'm not interested"
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Old 12-02-2013, 23:11
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Only Mr Selfridge could "ham up" being unconscious! I was laughing hysterically while the room was spinning. (My other half gave me a strong stare.)
Me too!! His face when he was coming round, going all cross-eyed, was unintentionally hilarious. Tempered only by the realisation that he had come round. Was hoping he night stay in the coma for another week or two.
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Old 12-02-2013, 23:50
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I think a second series is a big mistake. If one decent 'meaty' rival show is aired at the same time, people who have only been half heartedly watching won't return and a chunk of audience has already gone missing. Knowing this show is recommissioned is a golden opportunity for rival broadcasters to feel fairly reassured they can win the slot.
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Old 13-02-2013, 00:25
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I think a second series is a big mistake. If one decent 'meaty' rival show is aired at the same time, people who have only been half heartedly watching won't return and a chunk of audience has already gone missing. Knowing this show is recommissioned is a golden opportunity for rival broadcasters to feel fairly reassured they can win the slot.
I agree and disagree with this. Firstly, approx 7.6 million consolidated viewers is very good for a sunday primetime drama (albeit nowhere near downton/midwife ratings which ITV clearly were hoping for and down from 9 million initially) but still decent enough for ITV to recommission.
However, ripper street did perform better than expected (6.3 million) simply because it really is not a sunday night drama. It skews 48 female/52 male which normally would perform poorly against traditional sunday drama which skew really high towards women (e.g. selfridge is 68 female/32 male, midwife is 63f/37m). The fact that ripper street, with its gore, violence, nudity, high male skew performs well on a sunday night primetime slot against another primetime drama, I think surprised the BBC.
You are right, though, that the BBC is almost certain to put a more female friendly period drama up against mr selfridge (many of which they already have or are filming) next time which could weaken selfridge even more next year.
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:02
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i'm hearing that an entourage movie is going to start filming soon- maybe in april/may- is this going to interfere with jeremy piven's schedule for selfridge which is also starting filming in april.
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Old 17-02-2013, 22:52
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I have the feeling their setting up George to be split between Doris and Kitty. Doris would be a better fit for him considering her approach to Mrs. Bunting.
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Old 17-02-2013, 22:57
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weak episode today.
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Old 18-02-2013, 02:23
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I think Mr. Groves has his eye on Doris now. Maybe he wants a young wife and kids.
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Old 18-02-2013, 03:20
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I don't know why but my favourite character is Mr Crabbe. It's the way he acts - he reminds of someone or perhaps a cartoon character...I can't quite put my finger on it.

I also laughed at Pivens overacting on waking up from a coma and going all cross eyed - such a ham!
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Old 18-02-2013, 04:28
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Pevin is brilliant,like Willy Wonka on acid
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Old 18-02-2013, 04:34
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I love Crabbe too, especially when he is seen reacting to something Selfridge says.

I knew the mystery man sending chocolates would be the brother. Not much suspense there.

I am feeling sorry for the older lady who stole from the store, lol. Glad someone is being nice to her.
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Old 18-02-2013, 09:26
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I don't know why but my favourite character is Mr Crabbe. It's the way he acts - he reminds of someone or perhaps a cartoon character...I can't quite put my finger on it.

I also laughed at Pivens overacting on waking up from a coma and going all cross eyed - such a ham!
Maybe Parker from thunderbirds?

My partner says he played him in the live action film a few years ago.
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Old 18-02-2013, 09:49
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I think Crabbe looks like Kennenth Connor
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Old 18-02-2013, 09:53
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I love Crabbe too, especially when he is seen reacting to something Selfridge says.

I knew the mystery man sending chocolates would be the brother. Not much suspense there.

I am feeling sorry for the older lady who stole from the store, lol. Glad someone is being nice to her.
That woman was Gordon Britass' wife wasn't she?
Tonight's episode didn't hold my interest too much but I wouldn't miss it as I'm enjoying the series.
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Old 18-02-2013, 13:26
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Pevin is brilliant,like Willy Wonka on acid
...or too much Chocolate.

That woman was Gordon Britass' wife wasn't she?
Tonight's episode didn't hold my interest too much but I wouldn't miss it as I'm enjoying the series.
Yes she was.....Pippa Haywood the name.
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Old 18-02-2013, 13:53
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I think Crabbe looks like Kennenth Connor
My OH thinks that too.
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Old 18-02-2013, 13:58
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Maybe Parker from thunderbirds?

My partner says he played him in the live action film a few years ago.
That's who he reminds me of
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