Brand new drama Mr Selfridge kicks off this Sunday at 9pm, straight after Dancing on Ice.
The series tells the story of how American businessman Harry Selfridge revolutionised shopping, when he built the famous Selfridges store in London in 1909.
Fans of Downton Abbey are sure to love this show, which stars former Entourage favourite Jeremy Piven as Harry, and former Coronation Street star Katherine Kelly as the feisty Lady Mae.
1909 was a time when women were revelling in a new sense of freedom and modernity.
Harry’s store allowed females to shop unchaperoned, had all its goods on show (despite the threat of theft) and didn’t make customers leave if they hadn’t made a purchase within five minutes.
This was unheard of and as a result many banks refused to support the venture… that’s where wealthy socialite Lady Mae came in.
Watch the first episode of Mr Selfridge this Sunday, January 6, at 9pm.