Poldark (1975– )

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British officer Ross Poldark returns to his native Cornwall after the Revolutionary War after escaping as a prisoner of war. He finds that because he was believed dead, his home has fallen ... See full summary »

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1977   1976   1975  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Robin Ellis ...
 Ross Poldark (29 episodes, 1975-1977)
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 Demelza (28 episodes, 1975-1977)
Jill Townsend ...
 Elizabeth Warleggan / ... (27 episodes, 1975-1977)
Ralph Bates ...
 George Warleggan (23 episodes, 1975-1977)
Paul Curran ...
 Jud Paynter (22 episodes, 1975-1977)
Mary Wimbush ...
 Prudie Paynter (22 episodes, 1975-1977)
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 Caroline Penvenen / ... (19 episodes, 1975-1977)
Forbes Collins ...
 Zacky Martin (14 episodes, 1975-1977)
Clive Francis ...
 Francis Poldark (13 episodes, 1975)
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 Drake Carne (13 episodes, 1977)
David Delve ...
 Sam Carne (12 episodes, 1977)
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British officer Ross Poldark returns to his native Cornwall after the Revolutionary War after escaping as a prisoner of war. He finds that because he was believed dead, his home has fallen into ruin and his estate has shifted to his mercenary uncle following the death of his father. His uncle has committed to selling the family copper and tin mines to a ruthless local land baron while his former fiancée has agreed to marry his cousin in his absence. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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8 May 1977 (USA)  »

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(16 episodes) (season 1) | (29 episodes) | (13 episodes)

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In his introduction to the series' American premiere on PBS Masterpiece Theatre, Alistair Cooke informed the viewing audience that "now is the time for the party to settle in to a spate of loving, dueling, poaching, smuggling, wenching, marrying - not to mention banking and copper mining." See more »

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14 April 2001 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

OK, so Ross originally fought AGAINST us in our Revolution, but he is one of us at heart. A fellow with an appropriate sense of noblesse oblige, even if he ignores his own safety and interests in carrying it out, is so irresistible. How could Elizabeth have been so foolish as to not appreciate that essential element of his character?

Robin Ellis' performance is so amazingly positive we can't help but feel that anyone who finds themselves on a downward spiral can get it together if they have enough courage and determination. He's a role model for anyone who's even tempted to throw in the towel.

And a big Bronx cheer to the late Louis B. Mayer for denigrating things "where people write with feathers." The period of this story is one of my all-time favorites and not just for the clothes (I challenge anyone to say that the men of this series look anything but appropriately masculine), but for the ideals that were born in it. Sometimes we need to go back to our roots...


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