Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.
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Series cast summary:
 Ross Poldark (16 episodes, 2015-2016)
 Demelza / ... (16 episodes, 2015-2016)
 Elizabeth / ... (13 episodes, 2015-2016)
 Paul Daniel (13 episodes, 2015-2016)
 Francis / ... (11 episodes, 2015-2016)
Jack Farthing ...
 George Warleggan (11 episodes, 2015-2016)
 Jud Paynter (10 episodes, 2015)
 Zacky Martin (8 episodes, 2015)
 Aunt Agatha (8 episodes, 2015)
Ruby Bentall ...
 Verity / ... (8 episodes, 2015)
 Prudie (8 episodes, 2015)
Matthew Wilson ...
 Mark Daniel (7 episodes, 2015)
 Captain Henshawe (7 episodes, 2015)
 Cary Warleggan (7 episodes, 2015)
 Margaret / ... (7 episodes, 2015)
 Ted Carkeek (7 episodes)


Ross Poldark returns to England after fighting in the American Revolution. His family and friends thought he was dead. The woman he hoped to marry is now engaged to his cousin. His father is dead, and the property he has inherited has been allowed to deteriorate. It is the late 1700s in Cornwall, England. This is a family drama, but is also about the challenges and conflicts between the rich and the poor. It is a time when fishermen are not catching much fish, tin and copper mines are closing down because prices are too low, but the price of food and rents are high. Ross faces the challenge of making his land productive, caring for the tenants who rely on him, and trying to win back the woman he loved - or finding a reason to live without her.

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Series one has eight one-hour installments covering the first two novels (Ross Poldark, Demelza) in the series by author Winston Graham. See more »

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sumptuous series!
18 March 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Poldark is a most promising series with a lively young cast and strong storyline - who can resist an eternal triangle = against the dramatic backdrop of the Cornish coast, and Aidan Turner is a likable hero whose rugged looks create a hit with the local ladies.

Apart from the cameraman's preoccupation of showing us the Cornish coast from the saddle of Poldark's horse, it is visually stunning and the period enhances the feel of a young man returning from war to an uncertain future and trying to resurrect the family fortune in a disused mine.

Of course Demelza is not the child the series would have us believe, but children grew up much quicker in those far off days, and Demelza's poverty and problems with her family would force her to grow up faster than most. You already sense with her mining background and her willingness to work hard for very little, she is going to be of great use to Ross Poldark. Of course Poldark's obsession with Elizabeth is going to make the series more interesting but I am happily hooked and I vaguely remember the 70's series I have a feeling this is going to be superior in most respects. Roll on Sunday nights!!!

Mary Gumsley

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