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“The Paradise”

The Paradise: an undeniably charming European production. This “televised theatrical drama” is based on a classic script adapted from an original French novel by Emile Zola. The drama is helped forward through great casting and excellent performances by a top crew. The first “series” (the first season) drew 6 million viewers (which is a strong rating for the UK).

Trivia: The cute “Denise” (Joanna Vanderham) speaks with an even cuter nasal tone (as if she has a slight cold). While “Denise” is the main character (a kind of entrepreneurially gifted small-town Cinderella) Sarah Lancashire as “Miss Audrey” is the one who “steals” the show. “Miss Audrey” is a very special and ambigiously nuanced character in her quiet way. Sarah Lancashire brings that to life and makes it look easy.

The performances makes half the show… excuse me.. “series”.

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Related: BBC One commissions second series of The Paradise.

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