The Paradise premiered on the BBC a few months ago, and I fell in love with the lush settings as much as the characters. In the show, the Paradise is the city's first department store. It is a symbol of the time: in fierce competition with the local businesses, offering better value and a wider selection but cutting out the craftsman. It deals with industry, modernity, class issues, and feminism, all in a stunning department store I only wish I could visit. If you haven't seen it, check it out.