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Mr Selfridge returns 8 Jan on ITV and it’s 9 years later

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The period drama Mr Selfridge starring Jeremy Piven as Harry Selfridge, the charismatic American entrepreneur who opened London’s first department store, returns for a fourth series, set nine years after season three.

It is 1928, and Harry is at the pinnacle of his power and public celebrity. The retail giant moves in the most glamorous circles, indulging in frequent gambling trips abroad as well as patronising Victor Colleano’s (Trystan Gravelle) new nightspot, which is bigger and more decadent than ever. The social circuit continues to be illuminated by rumours of Harry’s latest fling.

These are the roaring twenties, a time of rapid change and progress when nobody wants to stand still and contemplate. Fashions and musical tastes are evolving in this new and modern world with the crackle of radio and exciting new technologies.

At home, Rosalie (Kara Tointon) now has a daughter, Tatiana, the apple of Harry’s eye. Mr Grove (Tom Goodman-Hill) celebrates his birthday with best friend and colleague Mr Crabb (Ron Cook), whilst Miss Mardle’s mysterious absence has clearly left a big hole in Grove’s life. Harry’s son and heir to the empire, Gordon (Greg Austin), is now happily married to Grace (Amy Morgan). The couple have two young sons, but there is a cool distance between Gordon and Harry. Mae (Katherine Kelly) returns to London, hurt and humiliated.

Mr Selfridge Series 4 premieres Friday 8th January at 9.00pm on ITV