Are these the latest London fashions?
No, these people in Regent’s Park are actors, in the TV drama “Mr Selfridge”. They were filming in the park when I walked past early one morning in June. When I asked an actress what was being filmed, she insisted “we’re not allowed to tell you”. But a quick glance at the vehicles parked nearby gave it away.
Mr Selfridge is a television drama series about Harry Gordon Selfridge and his London department store Selfridge & Co, set in the 1910s. It is co-produced by ITV Studios and Masterpiece/WGBH for broadcast in the UK on ITV and in the USA on PBS. The first two seasons have been popular, and the next season picks up the story in 1919. I hope these shots don’t reveal any spoilers for season 3.
[UPDATE: Now that I’ve seen episode 2 of season 3, I recognise Doris and Miss Mardle in my first photo, sitting with their picnic basket, and the edge of baby Ernest’s pram.]