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The Paradise renewed for second series

The Paradise

Story by Jack Foley

PERIOD drama The Paradise has been given a second series by BBC1.

Currently airing on Tuesday nights and attracting an average consolidated audience of 5.9m across its first five weeks, the show will return for eight more episodes in 2013.

The Paradise is set in the glamorous world of the first ever department store and stars Sarah Lancashire, Emun Elliott, David Hayman, Elaine Cassidy, Matthew McNulty and Patrick Malahide.

It has been adapted from the classic French novel by Emile Zola.

Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC One, said: “The Paradise has been the biggest new drama series on British television so far this autumn, and it has been really interesting to experiment with period drama on BBC1 beyond the traditional Sunday night slot.

“I’m delighted that the show will be returning for a second series, and can assure its loyal following that there are still some dramatic twists to come in the three episodes still to air this autumn.”

The current first series of The Paradise will conclude on November 13 at 9pm on BBC One.

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