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Changing the World of Retail: The Real Selfridges and "Mr. Selfridge"

The cast of "Mr. Selfridge" season 2 arrayed on a facsimile of the store.

This week, Amie Simon takes us through some of the historical changes Harry Selfridge brought to retail, and how they're depicted in Masterpiece's Mr. Selfridge

Check, Please! Northwest Season 2 Premiere – From Where I Sit

Host Amy Pennington gives us a behind-the-scenes perspective on tonight’s premiere. Let us know what you think in the comments. Bon appetit!

I think it’s safe to say we are all thrilled to be kicking off another inspired season of Check, Please! Northwest. Each season brings a slew of new guests and great restaurants. This season aims to introduce new food finds to eager diners and reminds us to rediscover some of the Pacific Northwest’s longstanding gems.

What mystery will the Bletchley Circle solve next?

Lucy and Susan help Millie up after a near-miss in the street

New viewers of The Bletchley Circle, we envy you. One of the shortest and most intriguing series about women in England after WWII awaits. In this week's post, Amie Simon catches us up for season 2.

The Men of Selfridges

Jeremy Piven as Harry Gordon Selfridge

Season two of Masterpiece Classic’s Mr. Selfridge is under way! As a companion piece to The Women of Selfridges, we thought we’d take a look at where Harry Selfridge and the other men of the series are now—and where they might be going. Amie Simon writes:

(Note: Contains season 1 spoilers, and minor spoilers from the season 2 premiere.)

Mr. Selfridge Season 2: Part One: We Have to Adapt

Delphine Day, Rose Selfridge and Lady Mae Loxley

And we're back! Amie Simon recaps the season premiere of Mr. Selfridge, season 2. As usual, this post contains spoilers.

The Women of Selfridges

Agnes Towler taking Henri LeClair on a market tour in Mr. Selfridge season 1

This week, blogger Amie Simon helps prepare us for the return of Mr. Selfridge with this *very spoiler-filled* post. Read all about it and watch the preview to get ready for Sunday!

(Video available in U.S. only)

On Set at 221B Baker St

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, series 3. Photo by Annaliese Davis.

Last spring, Sherlock fan Annaliese Davis was studying abroad in London when she discovered series 3 was shooting on location in the city. Here is her behind-the-scenes report, written during her internship at KCTS 9.

Downton Abbey Season 4 Recap: Let’s drink to romance!

Howard Levinson and Madeleine Allsopp at a ball

America may have been dry during this season of Downton Abbey, but nothing was dry at Downton. Amie Simon reflects on some key moments and themes. Get your cocktail shakers ready! But never fear. Although it’s nearly 10 months until season five, we’ll continue posting new British drama blogs this spring. And be sure to read all the way through for a rousing roundup of all the new faces of season four. Bottoms up!

Let Battle Commence: Downton Abbey: Season 4, Episode 8

Carson and Mrs Hughes on the beach

Blogger Amie Simon brings us our season finale recap... Say it ain't so! Look for Amie's season wrap-up (with cocktail suggestions!) next week.
 
How can Downton season four be over already? I feel like it just started! Last night’s 90-minute finale jumped ahead almost a year in the Crawley family’s life, and managed to wrap up almost everything—while still leaving us with a few mysteries to marinate on for next season!

A Desire of Suitors: Downton Abbey: Season 4, Episode 7

Anna and Baxter enjoy a light moment at the bazaar

Season four is almost over! Amie Simon recaps another remarkable episode of Downton Abbey: 
Although this week’s episode of Downton answers the question about what to call the many men falling all over Lady Mary, viewers were still left hanging about a lot of other things, and it seems impossible that they’ll all get wrapped up by next week’s finale!
 

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