‘The Paradise’ to return for Series 2 in 2013

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The BBC has announced that The Paradise has been recommissioned for a second series.

Set in the first ever department store, the period drama will return with eight new episodes next year.

Currently airing on Tuesday nights on BBC One, Series 1 has so far attracted an average consolidated audience of 5.9 million/22.5% share.

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Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC One, commented: “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 BBC One 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.”

Bill Gallagher, writer and creator, added: “I’m very grateful that there’s such a strong audience for The Paradise, and for the terrific support the BBC has given to the show to make that possible. It’s such a great ensemble of actors and such a rich group of characters that it’s an exciting prospect to have eight more episodes to make.”

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