Poldark: Season 1, Episode 3

Episode #1.3 (22 May 1977)

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Demelza has taken over the running of Nampara, Elizabeth and Francis now married have had a child. Ross has to defend Jim Carter in court but to no avail as he is sent to prison.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Ellis ...
Jill Townsend ...
Clive Francis ...
Frank Middlemass ...
Norma Streader ...
Jonathan Newth ...
Nicholas Selby ...
Paul Curran ...
Mary Wimbush ...
Stuart Doughty ...
Gillian Bailey ...
Stephen Jack ...
John Ringham ...
John Forbes-Robertson ...


Charles Poldark dies. Elizabeth and Francis have a child but they are unhappily married and Elizabeth discovers that he has a mistress called Anna. Jim Carter is caught poaching and Ross goes to court to plead for a non-custodial sentence for the boy but a vengeful Nicholas Warleggan gives him a two year prison term. An unhappy Ross gets drunk and is comforted by Demelza,with whom he shares an evening of passion but later,believing he has acted inappropriately,sends her back to her parents,unaware that she is pregnant. He gives Jim's wife Jinny her job instead. Ross has discovered a valuable seam of copper in the mine and is preparing to get back with Elizabeth,who has left Francis. However he discovers from Jinny that he is the father of Demelza's unborn child. He overtakes her as she travels to Truro for an abortion and proposes marriage to her. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Romance





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22 May 1977 (USA)  »

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Ross Poldark: [Referring to the magistrates] Savages! They think because they're done up in their finery. they're almighty civilized people, but they're savages and worse. They treat their animals better than they treat their laborers. One day the knives will be out, and then God help them.
Elizabeth Poldark: And whose side will you be found on, Ross?
Ross Poldark: Not on the side of the gentry; you may be sure of that. I despair of my own class sometimes.
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Juniper, Gentle and Rosemary (The Three Sisters)
[Demelza tries to play on the pianoforte]
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