The BBC have
announced more cast for their adaptaion of Emile Zola's classic novel Au
Bonheur Des Dames, now titled The Paradise.
Lancashire (Five Daughters), David
Hayman (Trial and Retribution), Elaine Cassidy (Fingersmith), Matthew
McNulty (The Syndicate) and Emun Elliott
(Game of Thrones) will join the previously announced Joanna Vanderham (The Runaway) in the 8 part series.
will be filmed on location in the North East of England and has been adapted by
Bill Gallagher (Larkrise to Candleford). Gallagher had this to say, "I
like writing long-run ensemble dramas because I can write for actors. Any
writer would relish writing for this wonderful cast."
centres around the ambitious Denise Lovett (Vanderham) who arrives in the city
to work in her uncle's shop but when he cannot help she lands a job in the
glamorous department store The Paradise which provides a backdrop for her rags
to riches tale. It is here that Denise meets The Paradise's dashing owner John
Moray (Elliot) who inspires in her a passion and creativity she didn't know she
of BBC North said, " The Paradise is the biggest BBC drama to be made in
the North East. BBC North is proud to support this production which underlines
our commitment to making the very best programming here in the North for the
of BBC Drama Commissioning, Ben Stephenson described the series as, "a
romantic relationship drama set in a bustling Northern department store where
Bill Gallagher's well crafted characters will bring an addictive mix of love
and gossip to BBC One."
begins filming on location outside Durham in June and will be produced by BBC
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