Warleggan presses trumped-up charges against Drake in revenge for his romance with Rowenna, and Ross plans a daring rescue of Dwight from a French prison.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dave Carter ...
Gertan Klauber ...
Jane Wymark ...
Morwenna Chynoweth
Stefan Gates ...
Duncan Lamont ...
Bartholomew Tregirls
Eileen Way ...
Esmond Webb ...
Forbes Collins ...


Ross sets out with his rescue party and launches a nocturnal attack on the fort,freeing Dwight and naval lieutenant Armitage. However the French Royalists are killed and Drake is injured saving Ross's life. On return to Cornwall Ross makes it clear to his young brother-in-law that he will do all that he can to encourage his courtship of Morwenna. Unfortunately for Drake Demelza announces that Morwenna married Whitworth the previous week. Aunt Agatha prepares for her hundredth birthday, sending invitations to the Poldarks but,despite Elizabeth's view that there should be reconciliation,Warleggan makes it clear that Ross will never set foot in his house. Written by don @ minifie-1

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2 October 1977 (UK)  »

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The slang term of "sawbones" is used for a doctor throughout the series, even though it was unknown and not used until the late 1820's, some 20 to 30 years after the series was set. See more »


Morwenna Chynoweth: Love has to go on, or it has to stop.
Drake Carne: You can't stop it no more than you can stop the tides.
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