Poldark

BBC (ended 1977)
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  • Welcome to the Poldark guide at TV.com. This old British show from the 1970s is a period piece based on Winston Graham's historical novels of 18th century Cornwall. Our hero is an unusual English gentleman called Captain Ross Poldark, who comes home from the War of American Independence to find his sweetheart Elizabeth about to marry his cousin Francis Poldark. Ross sinks into a deep depression. Short of money, he tries mining and other enterprises to make his fortune, nearly always having to fight the upstart George Warleggan - an old enemy who also has designs on Elizabeth. But the big love story of the series is unexpected. While Ross is pining for Elizabeth, he rescues an urchin called Demelza from her dreadful family, and she falls in love with him. Ross only slowly comes to see Demelza as a possible mate. The drama is all played out amid the dramatic scenery of the Cornish coast-line, where smugglers, ship-wreckers, tin-miners and swindlers of various kinds ply their trades. All twenty-nine episodes are now available on DVD.moreless

  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 13

    Episode 29

    Aired 12/4/77

  • S 2 : Ep 12

    Episode 28

    Aired 11/27/77

  • S 2 : Ep 11

    Episode 27

    Aired 11/20/77

  • S 2 : Ep 10

    Episode 26

    Aired 11/13/77

  • S 2 : Ep 9

    Episode 25

    Aired 11/6/77

  • Cast & Crew
  • Judy Geeson

    Caroline Penvenen

  • Jill Townsend

    Elizabeth Poldark

  • Clive Francis

    Francis Poldark

  • Ralph Bates

    George Warleggan

  • Angharad Rees

    Demelza

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Ross: (to Elizabeth) You're not afraid of me. It's life you're afraid of!

    • Ross: (to Warleggan) I disapprove of one man owning so much. It puts all others at a disadvantage, through no fault of their own.

    • Ross: I was as near dead as made no difference.

    • Francis: In a crisis, sentiment rules me. Doesn't pay in the end.

    • Uncle Charles: (to Francis) Why is it when you're thinking you appear to be asleep!

    • Verity: My life is a desert.

    • Verity: You love someone for better or ill.

    • Verity: Love is not everything. There's duty too, except for the weak.

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    Notes (1)

    • This episode is a strong indictment of the harshness of the law in the 18th century.

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • British drama of intrigue and suspense on the Cornish coast

    By didi-5, Apr 16, 2009

  • Wonderful

    By gophone, Aug 12, 2005