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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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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