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I remember my mum being glued to BBC's Poldark when I was little (eight
years old to be exact!) so when the first series was shown again in the
eighties I watched and was hooked. I bought the videos as they were
and rationed myself to an hour a night! I have watched and enjoyed both
series many times since.
The BBC got everything right, it's a rip roaring tale with a wonderful cast, well worth a look if you haven't seen it or if you haven't seen it for a while!
Why couldn't ITV have employed Robin Ellis and Angharad Rees when they made that Poldark 'special' a few years ago.
The Man in Grey was the first and probably the most successful of the
Gainsborough melodramas. The lavish regency tale centres around the
aristocratic Clarissa Richmond (Phyllis Calvert) who dutifully enters into
an loveless arranged marriage with the cold hearted Lord Rohan (James
Mason)- the Man in Grey of the title.
Love and intrigue are to enter Clarissa's life when a chance meeting with an old school friend, the scheming Hester (Margaret Lockwood), leads her to the dashing Rokeby (Stewart Granger).
The story reaches its dramatic conclusion through twists and turns of plot and excellent performances from who can be called the four cornerstones of the war time British cinema - Stewart Granger, James Mason, Phyllis Calvert and Margaret Lockwood.
The Man in Grey is my personal favorite of all the Gainsborough films, it is high drama and escapism. The Man in Grey is definitely worth another look.