Poldark: Season 2, Episode 1

Episode #2.1 (4 Jun. 1978)

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Ross is discharged for medical reasons and returns home to find Warleggan occupying the house of his elderly aunt and expecting his first child by Elizabeth.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Ellis ...
Jay Neill ...
Isaac Ward
Norma Streader ...
Paul Curran ...
Mary Wimbush ...
Thomas Grady ...
Gertan Klauber ...
Eileen Way ...
Agatha Poldark
Dave Carter ...
Ralph Bates ...
Jill Townsend ...
David Delve ...


Warleggan takes advantage of the fact that Ross's ninety-eight year old Aunt Agatha has money problems to take over her house,Penrice,installing his family,sacking her staff and barring visitors,keeping her a virtual prisoner.He refuses entry to Ross. Elizabeth falls downstairs whilst pregnant but gives birth to a son,Valentine,during a lunar eclipse. Agatha prophesies bad fortune to any child born under a 'dark moon'. Demelza's younger brothers Sam and Drake come to Namparra to find work and set up a cell for their Methodist faith following their father's death. Elizabeth's cousin Morwenna is employed as a governess at Penrice and Drake falls for her after she warns him of the keepers when she finds him trespassing in the grounds. Caroline learns that Dwight is missing after his ship is wrecked in a sea battle. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Romance





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4 June 1978 (USA)  »

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Alan Tilvern makes his first appearance in the series replacing Nicholas Selby as Nicholas Warleggan. See more »


Agatha Poldark: There be one thing amiss with your little son, George Warleggan. Good seldom comes to a child born under a black moon. I only knew two, and they both came to bad ends.
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Jesus, Lover of my Soul
By Charles Wesley
[hymn sung by Sam and Drake while walking to Nampara]
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