In 1783, Ross Poldark returns from the American wars to his native Cornwall to right wrongs and reunite with the love of his life.
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Series cast summary:
 Ross Poldark (29 episodes, 1975-1977)
 Demelza (28 episodes, 1975-1977)
 Elizabeth Warleggan / ... (27 episodes, 1975-1977)
 George Warleggan (23 episodes, 1975-1977)
 Jud Paynter (22 episodes, 1975-1977)
 Prudie Paynter (22 episodes, 1975-1977)
 Caroline Penvenen / ... (19 episodes, 1975-1977)
Forbes Collins ...
 Zacky Martin (14 episodes, 1975-1977)
 Francis Poldark (13 episodes, 1975)
 Drake Carne (13 episodes, 1977)
 Sam Carne (12 episodes, 1977)


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

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Release Date:

8 May 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ross Poldark - nuoren miehen tie  »

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

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The series attracted up to 15 million viewers. See more »


Referenced in Alan Partridge Presents: The Cream of British Comedy (2005) See more »

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A rip roaring tale with a wonderful cast.
8 August 2002 | by (South Wales) – See all my reviews

I remember my mum being glued to BBC's Poldark when I was little (eight years old to be exact!) so when the first series was shown again in the eighties I watched and was hooked. I bought the videos as they were released and rationed myself to an hour a night! I have watched and enjoyed both series many times since.

The BBC got everything right, it's a rip roaring tale with a wonderful cast, well worth a look if you haven't seen it or if you haven't seen it for a while!

Why couldn't ITV have employed Robin Ellis and Angharad Rees when they made that Poldark 'special' a few years ago.

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