The BEST Episodes of Mr Selfridge

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 23, 2020

Network: ITV

Mr Selfridge recounts the real life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store. Set in 1909 London, when women were reveling in a new sense of freedom and modernity, it follows Harry Gordon Selfridge ('Mile a Minute Harry'), a man with a mission to make shopping as thrilling as sex. Pioneering and reckless, with an almost manic energy, Harry created a theater of retail where any topic or trend that was new, exciting, entertaining - or just eccentric - was showcased.

Episode 10

#1 - Episode 10

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 11, 2016

Harry's judgement, Whiteley's and even Lady Mae's love life are now all under the spotlight of a tabloid frenzy. Jimmy's final act has Harry reeling and the retail mogul retreats from the publicity for the sanctuary of home. Mae, now at the end of her tether, contemplates her future in London. The threat of a trade embargo imposed by Hardcastle sees acting boss Gordon backed into a corner, and Harry called to account.

star 8.40
297 votes
Directors: Rob Evans
Writers: Helen Raynor
Episode 10

#2 - Episode 10

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 23, 2014

Harry is desperate to clear his name after being implicated in Loxley's dubious business dealings. Victor and Agnes endure some agonising soul-searching when a loved one returns, and Miss Mardle is forced to grapple with a romantic dilemma. Lady Mae takes a big risk on Harry's behalf - one which pays off - but he is stopped dead in his tracks when Rose brings news that shatters his world forever.

star 8.34
286 votes
Directors: Rob Evans
Writers: Kate O'Riordan
Episode 8

#3 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 24, 2013

Harry and Rose are getting ready to host a dinner in honour of friends Frank and Jennie Woolworth. Frank is a fellow American retail tycoon and founder of the famous High Street chain. A Woolworth’s store is about to open in Brixton, and when Frank thinks of a possible West End branch, Harry’s feathers soon become ruffled. Lady Mae wants to introduce young Rosalie to some eligible young Society men. Kitty and Doris vie for the vacant position of Senior Assistant in Accessories and are interviewed by Mr Grove. Ellen Love makes a surprise visit to the Palm Court, with Tony Travers on her arm. Victor has a proposition for Lady Mae.

star 8.22
335 votes
Directors: Michael Keillor
Writers: Kate Brooke
Episode 10

#4 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 10, 2013

Lady Mae arranges an after hours shopping spree for King Edward VII. To thank Harry, the King invites the Selfridges to the opening of Ellen Love's new play, much to Rose's dismay. The Selfridges and Lady Mae discover the play is a satire aimed at ridiculing them, and scripted by an embittered Frank Edwards. Ashamed and humiliated, Rose takes the children back to America. Meanwhile, wedding bells will soon be ringing for two of Selfridges' own.

star 8.19
337 votes
Directors: Michael Keillor
Writers: Andrew Davies
Episode 6

#5 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 23, 2014

With German goods being taken off the store's shelves, Harry organises a patriotic concert to raise money for British troops, and Lady Mae arranges for an old friend to headline the event. However, Harry has also offered to help the government, and just as the gig is about to begin, he's ordered to leave London on a secret mission to Berlin. Elsewhere, Agnes and Victor find themselves going over old territory and an increasingly paranoid Thackeray takes action against Henri.

star 8.13
234 votes
Directors: Lawrence Till
Writers: Kate Brooke
Episode 6

#6 - Episode 6

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 12, 2016

Reeling from the bad publicity after the assault on the store, Harry finds himself forced to admit the true state of his financial affairs when D'Ancona piles on more pressure, and later finds himself embroiled in a costly spat with media magnate Lord Wynnstay. Mr Grove and Miss Mardle plan their very special forthcoming event, and Meryl enlists Tilly's help for a very important task - fuelling Miss Ellis' ire in the process. Mae and Victor grow closer, leaving Jimmy to become increasingly jealous.

star 8.05
304 votes
Writers: Kate O'Riordan
Episode 1

#7 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 19, 2014

Five years since the store's opening, business is booming for Harry and new faces have joined old favourites at Selfridge's. Rose makes a surprise return home with a mysterious new friend in tow, Lady Mae is forced to deal with troublesome husband Lord Loxley who arrives in town from the country, and Agnes returns from a creative secondment in Paris - but is Victor pleased to see her?

star 8.03
283 votes
Directors: Anthony Byrne
Writers: Kate Brooke
Episode 7

#8 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 17, 2013

Author and spiritualist Arthur Conan Doyle is in Selfridges for a Sherlock Holmes book signing when he persuades Harry to hold a seance in the store - and the results of the gathering force the retail magnate to have a long-overdue heart-to-heart with Lois. Meanwhile, Agnes is transferred to women's fashion, Doris resolves to help an old friend, Miss Mardle is still agonising over Mr Grove, and Kitty has a secret admirer.

star 8.02
363 votes
Directors: Anthony Byrne
Writers: Kate O'Riordan
Episode 3

#9 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 20, 2013

Harry and Ellen are enjoying their new love affair and dance into the night at an apartment that Harry has got Ellen. She ends up talking about her father and reveals that her real name is Joyce. Agnes's nasty drunk father called Reg has been fired from his job and he ends up losing his temper with his daughter, hitting her across the face.

star 8.01
462 votes
Directors: John Strickland
Writers: Kate Brooke
Episode 2

#10 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 26, 2014

Rumblings of war and social unrest inspire trades union activists to target Selfridge's. Harry responds by throwing a tango party to thank the staff for their hard work. He also wants to do something more public and asks Agnes to organise a Celebration of Empire in the store - but is it too much for her? Meanwhile, Rose secretly seeks out an old friend for Harry, and trouble is brewing for Lady Mae.

star 8.00
233 votes
Directors: Anthony Byrne
Writers: Kate O'Riordan
Episode 1

#11 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 6, 2013

In London, 1908, Agnes Towler, who works at Gamages department store, finds her life about to change following an encounter with Harry Gordon Selfridge. He is finalising his great plans for the biggest and finest department store the world has ever seen in Oxford Street. His family also show up in London from Chicago. Word about the impending store opening begins to spread around London, and Agnes approaches Harry for a job. He remembers her, and agrees to give her a job. Opening day is a great success, attracting huge crowds but the takings are not brilliant.

star 7.97
557 votes
Directors: Jon Jones
Writers: Andrew Davies
Episode 6

#12 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 10, 2013

Harry is left unconscious after the car accident and as his family gathers by his bedside, the news arrives that Mrs Grove is dead - something which leaves Miss Mardle confused. Meanwhile, a suffragette demonstration in the area sees all the store's staff pulling together, and as Victor and Lady Mae conduct their secret affair, Agnes and Henri's friendship continues to grow.

star 7.96
421 votes
Directors: Anthony Byrne
Writers: Kate Brooke
Episode 5

#13 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 16, 2014

With so many of the men signing up for duty, the women are now working in the loading bay and struggling to adjust, while Harry yearns to do more for the war effort, so Delphine introduces him to several senior government figures who could help. Crabb organises rifle training for the staff, Thackeray's anxieties about Henri reach a new level and Miss Mardle entertains a surprising house guest. Lord Loxley suddenly seems to be in the money, much to Lady Mae's concern.

star 7.96
266 votes
Directors: Lawrence Till
Writers: Kate O'Riordan
Episode 5

#14 - Episode 5

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 5, 2016

The ground floor of the department store is transformed into a movie set, as Double Trouble starring the Dolly Sisters and famed-actor Bumby Wallace is filmed. Harry is delighted to be the source of excitement throughout London once again, as Grove and Mardle attempt to grapple with their past - and their future. Kitty comes to a horrible realisation, and Mae reconnects with old-flame Victor. Meanwhile, Harry's mistakes catch up with him in dramatic fashion.

star 7.95
309 votes
Writers: Ben Morris
Episode 9

#15 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 3, 2013

Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton arrives to give a lecture at the store. On the same day, the underground is shutdown when a body is discovered on the tracks, resulting in the late arrival of several employees. The identity of the body sends a wave a shock throughout the store. Meanwhile, Frank Edwards is disappointed when he needs a favor, and Roddy Temple's presence continues to cause problems.

star 7.93
367 votes
Directors: Michael Keillor
Writers: Kate O'Riordan
Episode 8

#16 - Episode 8

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 26, 2016

Harry, Gordon and Jimmy publicly announce the purchase of Whiteley's, claiming it to be an exciting project that will cement the future of the Selfridge legacy. However, while later helping out Crabb with the Whiteley's accounts, Harry makes a worrying discovery. Grove is forced to admit it's time to retire, while Meryl makes a stand to her father in order to get Tilly reinstated. Jimmy starts to arouse suspicions when questioned about Victor, and a sudden tragedy sends shockwaves through the store.

star 7.92
274 votes
Directors: Joss Agnew
Writers: Matt Jones
Episode 9

#17 - Episode 9

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 4, 2016

As preparations are made to celebrate the store's 20th anniversary, Harry works tirelessly to break the suppliers' embargo on Whiteley's, while Mae manages in avoiding him. A stoic Mardle struggles to cope, and Meryl steps in to provide some much-needed help. Jimmy's accountant reveals a massive problem, which leads to a very risky and secret plan, while journalist Joe Tooby continues to investigate him - with shocking results.

star 7.90
282 votes
Directors: Rob Evans
Writers: Kate O'Riordan
Episode 2

#18 - Episode 2

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 15, 2016

Following the Queen of Time unveiling accident, Harry recovers at his country home. However, keen to quash any retirement rumours, he returns to the store at the earliest possible moment intent on opening a cutting-edge technology department, and soon annoys Mae when he insists on a role for the Dolly Sisters at her first-ever fashion launch. Kitty is soul-searching after Connie's news gets around the store, while mysterious entrepreneur Jimmy Dillon starts to make his mark on Harry - not to mention Mae.

star 7.90
326 votes
Episode 6

#19 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 1, 2015

Harry places Violette under house arrest after the police raid at Colleano’s.

star 7.86
219 votes
Directors: Joss Agnew
Writers: Matt Jones
Episode 4

#20 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 27, 2013

Harry scores something of a coup when prima ballerina Anna Pavlova agrees to pay Selfridges a visit. However, Agnes's job looks to be under threat when a violent Reg reaches breaking point and gatecrashes the event - and things only get worse when Ellen invites herself along. Meanwhile, one of the department store's most loyal employees is caught stealing, a formidable new head of fashion arrives and Rose reveals her true identity to Roddy.

star 7.85
358 votes
Directors: John Strickland
Writers: Kate O'Riordan
Episode 4

#21 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 9, 2014

With news of the first horrors of war in Belgium, the men of Selfridges clamour to sign up, while Rose, Delphine and Lady Mae organise a special chocolate sale to aid refugees - which goes down a treat in the store and proves inspirational for Miss Mardle. Thackeray suspects Henri is up to no good, Victor faces a family crisis and Loxley gets his shady money-making plans off the ground.

star 7.83
267 votes
Directors: Rob Evans
Writers: Dan Sefton
Episode 5

#22 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 3, 2013

Harry delights in a new car brought in for a window display, but after a confrontation with Rose, who has received a visit from his mistress Ellen Love, he hits rock bottom, drinking and reliving a traumatic childhood memory as he drives the vehicle into the night. Meanwhile, Agnes falls out with Victor when she returns to Selfridges, although Henri is pleased to see her again.

star 7.83
395 votes
Directors: Anthony Byrne
Writers: Kate Brooke
Episode 7

#23 - Episode 7

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 19, 2016

Harry determines to get his life and the store back on track, and returns to what Selfridge's does best - a classic, store-wide summer promotion. However, he still has to contend with the disruptive antics of Lord Wynnstay, while a guilt-ridden Jimmy hides behind a daring new business proposition. Despite her grief and shock, Mae's new ready-to-wear summer collection proves a runaway success as Kitty's time at Selfridge's comes to a poignant end. Drama, starring Jeremy Piven, Sacha Dhawan and Katherine Kelly.

star 7.82
265 votes
Directors: Joss Agnew
Writers: Hamish Wright
Episode 4

#24 - Episode 4

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 29, 2016

After the huge success of the Selfridge Trust, Harry whisks a large group of journalists abroad to Biarritz for a typically decadent roaring twenties affair, which soon manages to get a little out of hand. Nevertheless, the retail magnate uses the occasion to announce that the Selfridge group has purchased a raft of new department stores across Britain. Meanwhile in London, the staff are preparing for a special visit by celebrated writer AA Milne, and Grove determines to continue with life as normal, until he gets a blast from the past.

star 7.81
302 votes
Directors: Bill Anderson
Writers: James Payne
Episode 1

#25 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 25, 2015

It's 1918 and as the family gathers at Rose's funeral, a grief-stricken Harry wonders how he will ever get by without his beloved wife. However, nine months later and the Selfridges are in high spirits - Rosalie is marrying renowned Russian aviator Serge De Bolotoff. At the forefront of the lavish wedding is Russian emigre Princess Marie, the glamorous mother of the groom, but what is she hiding? Agnes is overjoyed to be reunited with Henri, who has recently returned from the war

star 7.81
217 votes
Directors: Rob Evans
Writers: Kate Brooke