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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Nyree Dawn Porter
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
Scriptwriter Martin Worth was dispatched by the BBC to contact Winston Graham once his published plots had been exhausted, in order to brainstorm new ones. Graham (who had already argued with the production team) refused, and so the series was abruptly brought to an end. Graham later continued the story in books. See more »
Poldark originally was broadcast here in the US on Masterpiece Theater. While many Masterpiece Theater Shows have been excellent, Poldark stood out as probably the best of any I have ever seen. It was amazing. A story about a man just returning from the revolutionary war to find his home and estate in ruins, the girl he loved gone and many challenges to face. Well acted and well directed this story will keep you guessing and wanting more. I can't recommend this one enough. I hope they put it on DVD soon so I can see it again and again.
Note: There is also another Poldark series, Poldark II, which is a continuation of this series and tells you the rest of the story.
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