Filming starts on new series of The Paradise

The Paradise. Picture Shows:  Denise (JOANNA VANDERHAM)) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jonathan Ford
The Paradise. Picture Shows: Denise (JOANNA VANDERHAM)) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jonathan Ford
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FILMING begins today on the second series of The Paradise – the popular BBC1 period drama, filmed on the Lambton Estate.

The first series of multimillion-pound costume drama was filmed at the estate, near Burnmoor, last summer.

With stars such as Sarah Lancashire, Emun Elliott and Joanna Vanderham, The Paradise proved such a hit with viewers in the autumn that it was immediately recommissioned.

The Tuesday night screenings bagged average audiences of six million viewers.

The 1875 story, which centres around a glamorous new department store, is based on Emile Zola’s French classic Bonheur des Dames.

Fans can expect more love twists and murky mysteries that made the first series such a big hit.

It means Lambton Estate, where an authentic looking Victorian street was recreated, again gets a starring role.