Clara, Jonas and Katherine
The Machiavellian characters that add meat to the otherwise wafer thin, but hugely enjoyable, bone that is the BBC's adaptation of Zola's The Paradise. Denise is too much of a goody two shoes and Moray
is a prevaricating softy. The supposedly 'rod of Iron' that is Miss Audrey is as maleable as Plasticene. No, these three are the real heart of the programme; conniving and manilpulative. Speaking and acting politely yet twisting the knife at every opportunity.