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47p Our crazy 2012 weather SEE PAGE 4 in pictures PLUS 19 Your guide to what's on around the region THE TELEGRAPH WeekEnd Your It's the YOUR GREAT SATURDAY PULLOUT Page 22 SATURDAY, JANUARY BIG BUSINESS: Jeremy Piven stars as American entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge. inside 5, Below left, writer Andrew Davies.

2013 OntheBox MR SELFRIDGE SUNDAY, 9PM, ITV1 AWARD-WINNING Warwickshire writer Andrew Davies brings the world of flamboyant American entrepreneur Harry Selfridge to life in major new drama Mr Selfridge tomorrow. TV writer MARION MCMULLENFINDS out about seduction, shopping and the Sopranos AMERICAN TV hit The Sopranos is Warwickshire writer Andrew Davies' favourite show and he says there are parallels in his new television blockbuster Mr Selfridge.

Taste of life on the fly great "A charismatic hero with selfdestructive tendencies, at the centre of a drama that explores the world of business and the emotional joys and traumas of family life," he points out.

"The big difference being that Harry Selfridge's business was entirely legitimate, but just as full of secrets, rivalries and betrayals as any Mafia crew."

Andrew created ITV's glossy new Sunday night period drama Mr Selfridge after ITV Studios executive producer Kate Lewis sent him a copy of Lindy Woodhead's book Shopping, Seduction And Mr Selfridge.

weekend The Kenilworth writer and former University of Warwick lecturer says: "The seduction bit was right up my alley, of course, but like most men, shopping holds no thrills for me. But then I started Mum's diaries in blitz TURN TO NEXT PAGE plus SEL STARTS PAGE 19 Your giant X-word Fun in store with Mr Selfridge thsection
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