Poldark: Season 1, Episode 16

Episode #1.16 (21 Aug. 1977)

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Warleggan evicts hundreds of tenant families in his efforts to exert his power, and Ross discovers a valuable vein of tin in his depleted copper mine, Wheal Grace.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Ellis ...
Mary Wimbush ...
Paul Curran ...
Martin Read ...
Ann Davies ...
Pip Miller ...
Patrick Holt ...
Peter Miles ...
Richard Morant ...
Peta Mason ...
Rosina Hoblyn
David Garfield ...
Jacka Hoblyn
Jill Townsend ...
Ralph Bates ...


Guilt-ridden over the death,Ross prepares to close Wheal Grace and to pay off the men but discovers by chance that the mine is rich in tin and a potential money-spinner. Against Demelza's wishes one night he goes to talk Elizabeth out of marrying Warleggan but ends up in bed with her. To punish him Demelza allows him to believe for a time that she had a one night stand with Captain MacNeil,though she actually fought him off.Caroline,now resident in London after the doomed elopement,returns to Cornwall and learns that Dwight,not charged with smuggling and freed,has become a naval surgeon on the outbreak of war with France. They briefly meet in the banker's office where Ross discovers that Caroline was the anonymous donor who put up money to save him when he was facing ruin. Warleggan marries Elizabeth and,deaf to her pleas to leave Cornwall,ruthlessly encloses common land,depriving locals of their living. Fuelled by news of the French Revolution they burn Warleggan's house down. Ross ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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This marks the last episode for Michael Morant as Dr. Dwight Enys. In subsequent episodes he would be played by Michael Cadman. See more »


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