"Mr Selfridge" Episode #1.8 (TV Episode 2013) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • Harry hosts a dinner for fellow American Frank Woolworth, who has opened a chain of discount stores in the United States and is extending his business to London. Seeing the need to compete with Woolworth Harry plans a lavish mid-season bargain sale. Kitty and Doris are interviewed by Grove for promotion to replace Agnes and Grove asks Harry to consider a reference for Miss Bunting. Harry refuses but Grove is touched by Doris's humanity and homeliness. Ellen Love comes to the store with Tony to invite the Selfridges to the opening night of his play, in which she will star. Victor asks Lady Mae for the capital to open his own restaurant and is crushed when she refuses. Agnes goes on a date with Henri, staying the night with him and next day touring the markets for ideas to promote the sale. On returning home she meets a disappointed Victor waiting for her. On Sunday the Selfridges go to church but Rosalie, feigning illness, stays at home. Returning early Rose is shocked to find her with Roddy, whom she has met through Lady Mae, and tells him to leave.

  • Harry welcomes Frank W. Woolworth who arrives in London intent on opening his own retail store. His Liverpool store has done quite well and he now sees himself opening stores all over England. Harry's not too keen with idea that Woolworth will open on Oxford Street but Frank tells him that Selfridge's is too expensive for most people. Harry goes on a spree of lowering prices. Harry flatly refuses a reference for Miss Bunting who was fired for theft and has now fallen on hard times. Ellen Love stops at the store restaurant with her new beau Tony. Trixie and Doris are interviewed for the position of senior assistant in the accessories department. Agnes and Henri's relationship continues to develop. A guilty Roger Grove tells Miss Mardle that they should stop seeing each other for a while. Victor begins to have second thoughts about his relationship with Lady Mae. Rosalie loved her first soirée and Lady Mae is already lining up suitors. Rose makes it plain that Rosalie will marry for love and not for a title or money. At a party, Rose is shocked to find Roddy Temple there.


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