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Network: PBS. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: June 21, 2015 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Heida Reed, Jack Farthing, Kyle Soller, Ruby Bentall, Warren Clarke, Phil Davis, Beatie Edney, Alexander Arnold, Robert Daws, Tristan Sturrock, Caroline Blakiston, Luke Norris, John Hollingworth, Gabriella Wilde, Ed Browning, Richard Hope, Pip Torrens, and Richard Harrington. TV show description: From creator and writer Debbie Horsfield, the Poldark TV show is a historical drama, based on the series of novels by Winston Graham. The story centers on Ross Poldark (Turner). In 1783, he returns to Cornwall from the American War of Independence, to find his father has died, and his estate is in tatters.
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‘Poldark’ Review: Despite an Updated Adaptation, a Woman’s Lot Still Sucks in 18th Century Cornwall

‘Poldark’ Review: Despite an Updated Adaptation, a Woman’s Lot Still Sucks in 18th Century Cornwall
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from Season 3, Episode 3 of “Poldark.”]

After such an eventful premiere — which, to be fair, was actually Episodes 1 and 2 together — Sunday’s latest “Poldark” was an exercise in frustration. The majority of the action was literally about people waiting: Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) in France waiting on word from an informant about his friend Dwight Enys (Luke Norris), who’s gone missing while out at sea, and their wives waiting to hear back about their respective fates abroad. “How frustrating is a woman’s lot,” Dwight’s wife Caroline (Gabriella Wilde) laments to Ross’ better half Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson). Ah, if only being left i were the worst of it in an episode that highlighted the gender inequities of the time.

The other source of frustration was with how poorly the female characters are being used, with only a few exceptions. As with “Downton Abbey,” one of the worst positions to be in for a woman is servitude,
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Poldark: a beginners’ guide

Louisa Mellor Jun 9, 2017

Poldark returns for series three this Sunday. If you’ve never had the pleasure, here’s what you’ve been missing…

Warning: contains spoilers for Poldark series one and two.

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Welcome to eighteenth century Cornwall, land of sumptuous landscapes, confusing personal pronouns and Captain Ross Poldark. The bearer of an ancient name and a tousled mane, Poldark’s the hero around this way. (Well, he is until series two episode seven, but we’re getting ahead of ourselves).

Known variously as Ross, Mr Ross, Mr Ross Sir, Cap’n Poldark, ‘that classless ruffian bringing shame upon his family name’ or ‘ee with t’alluring scar who can blast us tin-mine any time ee choose’, depending on who’s addressing him, Poldark is cut from typical Byronic cloth. He’s a gentleman rebel given to fits of
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Ross is still playing with fire on tonight’s Episode 7 of Poldark on PBS

Tonight’s Poldark is a bonafide nailbiter! Where are my Team Demelza people? This week’s Poldark (we are lagging in the USA as the series airs ahead of us in the UK) is full of action, as Eleanor Tomlinson’s Demelza is onto to the other woman [Elizabeth] in Ross Poldark’s (Aidan Turner) life. Aunt Agatha (Caroline Blakiston) is giving us amazing Dowager Countess/ Downton Abbey flashbacks as this rifle-packing mama would be a hit in the old Western territories of England’s former colony across the pond. We love her! There’s the matter of Prudie tonight too. Frigging Prudie! Hiding Elizabeth’s (Heida...read more
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Poldark: PBS Previews Behind-the-Scenes Special

Are you ready for more passion, defiance, betrayal and an unforgettable love story? Ahead of the second season of its Poldark TV series, PBS will air the new "Poldark Revealed" TV show special, on Sunday, September 18, at 9:00pm Et/Pt. Watch a preview, below.A Cornish period drama series set after the American Revolution, Poldark stars Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Heida Reed, Jack Fathering, Kyle, Soller, Warren Clarke, Phil Davis, Beatie Edney, Ruby Bentall, Richard Harrington, Robin Ellis, Luke Norris, Richard Hope, Alexander Arnold, Pip Torrens, and Caroline Blakiston. Poldark season two premieres Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 8:00pm Et/Pt.Read More…
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Poldark: BBC Orders Season Three of PBS Series

Keep your shirts on, Captain Ross will return and probably without his. The BBC confirms it has renewed the Poldark TV show for a third season on BBC One. There was little worry that Poldark would be cancelled. Last month, we reported filming had already begun on season three. The second series of Poldark will air on both PBS Masterpiece and BBC One in fall, 2016, date Tba.A British drama series set in Cornwall, England, after the American Revolution, the Poldark TV series cast includes: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Heida Reed, Jack Fathering, Kyle, Soller, Warren Clarke, Phil Davis, Beatie Edney, Ruby Bentall, Richard Harrington, Robin Ellis, Luke Norris, Richard Hope, Alexander Arnold, Pip Torrens, and Caroline Blakiston.Read More…
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‘Mon Mothma’ Will Be Utilized In Rogue One Much More Than She Was In Return Of The Jedi

In Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, Mon Mothma appeared and briefed the Rebel Alliance on the plan for the Battle of Endor. Aside from that moment, she didn’t really have a pivotal role in the film. Mothma in Return of the Jedi was portrayed by Caroline Blakiston, however, in Rogue One, she will be played by Genevieve O'Reill. This isn’t O'Reill’s first time portraying the Rebel Leader. She portrayed Mothma in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Don’t remember? Well, you wouldn’t, unless you own the DVD version. Sadly, all of her O'Reill’s scenes never made it into the final copy of the film. Never to fear though, she’s back in Rogue One and ready to lead! Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm, spoke on Mon Mothma’s role in Rogue One, and she revealed that
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More Rogue One Photos Arrive; Mon Mothma's Role Explained

More Rogue One Photos Arrive; Mon Mothma's Role Explained
It has been a big week for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story reveals, with plenty of character and story details arriving alongside some absolutely stunning new photos. Today, we get an even closer look at the plot, along with some sure to become iconic images from this first Star Wars spinoff. This time, the focus is on returning character Mon Mothma, who was first introduced in Return of the Jedi. We also get an awesome fiery shot of a Death Trooper.

Mon Mothma is a former senator responsible for uniting disparate planetary systems who have come under the tyrannical rule of the Galactic Empire. She is sometimes known as 'The Mother of the Rebellion', and was first introduced way back in 1983's Return of the Jedi, where she delivered the pilot debriefing before the raid on the second Death Star. She also had a small role in Revenge of the Sith,
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Poldark: Season Three Renewal for BBC One Series?

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Radio Times reports the Poldark TV show has been renewed for a third season on BBC One. According to the report, although the BBC has not yet announced recommissioning the program for a third series, filming has already been scheduled for September, 2016. In the Us, season one of Poldark premiered on PBS under the Masterpiece banner in June 2015. The second season of Poldark will air on BBC One in fall, 2016. PBS has yet to announce Poldark, season two.

A British drama series set after the American Revolutionary War, The Poldark TV series cast includes: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Heida Reed, Jack Fathering, Kyle, Soller, Warren Clarke, Phil Davis, Beatie Edney, Ruby Bentall, Richard Harrington, Robin Ellis, Luke Norris, Richard Hope, Alexander Arnold, Pip Torrens, and Caroline Blakiston.

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Mon Mothma actress gets the last laugh after being cut from 'Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith'

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Mon Mothma actress gets the last laugh after being cut from 'Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith'
Mon Mothma. The ethereal enigma that is the leader of the Rebellion in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. The senator from Chandrila who fought to curb the Chancellor’s power before he revealed himself to be Palpatine. The first chancellor of the New Republic and political tutor to Princess Leia Organa. For over three decades, Mon Mothma has been one of the most iconic women in the Star Wars universe. And now she returns in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Several women have had the honor of playing Mon Mothma. She was originally portrayed by Caroline Blakiston in Return of the Jedi. When the senator appeared in the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars, she was voiced by Kath Soucie. And in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith the future leader of the Rebellion was played by Genevieve O’Reilly. But wait a minute! Mon Mothma wasn’t in Revenge of the Sith.
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Mon Mothma Returns in 'Star Wars: Rogue One'

Mon Mothma Returns in 'Star Wars: Rogue One'
The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer hit this morning, and it is simply amazing! The perfect blend of old and new as the first spinoff arrives from director Gareth Edwards. While it has long been rumored that Darth Vader or Boba Fett might show up in this sneak peek footage, it was another iconic character that completely took fans breath away. Simply because she doesn't look to have aged a day since we first saw her in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi over thirty years ago.

Yes, that is Mon Mothma you see standing in front of that familiar neon green command center. First introduced in Return of the Jedi, Mothma served in the Galactic Senate and Imperial Senate as the representative of Chandrila, the leader of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, and the first chancellor of the New Republic. At the end of the Clone War,
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Star Wars: Rogue One - breaking down the first trailer

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The first trailer for Star Wars: Rogue One is officially here. We take a closer look at what it all means...

If The Force Awakens had one herculean trial to undertake - relaunch the Star Wars franchise for a new generation of moviegoers - then Rogue One has a mighty task of its own. This is, after all, both a spin-off from the numbered Star Wars entries and also a prequel to 1977's A New Hope.

As history has already taught us, Star Wars sequels aren't necessarily easy to get right.

What Rogue One does offer, however, is the possibility of opening up the Star Wars universe in ways that were previously confined to books, videogames and other media. Director Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) has pitched his movie as a mash-up of Dirty Dozen and space opera; its basic plot involves the Rebels' attempt to steal
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'Rogue One' Trailer: First 'Star Wars' Standalone Is a Badass Rebel

The first trailer for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" just arrived with a rebel yell and some welcome throwbacks to the Og era.

"Good Morning America" debuted the teaser trailer for the first standalone story in the "Star Wars" universe, which stars Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, Mads Mikkelsen, and Alan Tudyk,and hits theaters in December.

Felicity Jones's Jyn takes center stage, like Daisy Ridley's Rey in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." We hear a younger Mon Mothma describe Jyn as on her own from age 15, reckless, aggressive, undisciplined. "This is a rebellion, isn't it?" Jyn quips. "I rebel."

Damn right, she does, and she accepts her mission: A major weapons test is imminent, and they need to know what it is and destroy it. This story is set just before the events of Episode IV, "A New Hope,
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9 craziest rumours about Star Wars The Force Awakens: Is Darth Vader back from the dead?

9 craziest rumours about Star Wars The Force Awakens: Is Darth Vader back from the dead?
Nothing kicks the rumour mill into gear quite like Star Wars. As anticipation builds ahead of the The Force Awakens's December release, every piece of Force Awakens gossip pinballs around the web faster than the Millennium Falcon doing the Kessel Run.

But which possess the Force and which are pure Bantha poop? Here are nine huge (and potentially spoilerific) Star Wars rumours to chew over.

1. Rey and Kylo Ren are linked more closely than you think

The Star Wars movies have always explored blood ties and family, so is the notion that Kylo Ren and Rey are separated siblings?

Offspring of Luke? Son and daughter of Han and Leia? Obviously we can't say for sure, but the latest poster has fans speculating about the positioning of Rey's staff parallel to Kylo Ren's lightsaber. The previous Comic-Con poster for The Force Awakens places Rey between the light (Finn) and dark side
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7 craziest rumours about Star Wars The Force Awakens: Is Darth Vader back from the dead?

7 craziest rumours about Star Wars The Force Awakens: Is Darth Vader back from the dead?
Nothing kicks the rumour mill into gear quite like Star Wars. As anticipation builds ahead of the The Force Awakens's December release, every piece of Force Awakens gossip pinballs around the web faster than the Millennium Falcon doing the Kessel Run.

But which possess the Force and which are pure Bantha poop? Here are seven huge (and potentially spoilerific) Star Wars rumours to chew over.

1. Darth Vader (and Hayden Christensen) is back from the dead

George Lucas's digital tinkering with the Star Wars trilogy resulted in Hayden Christensen taking original Return of the Jedi actor Sebastian Shaw's place as the ghostly Anakin, and according to Making Star Wars he'll be the permanent (albeit heavily scarred) face of Luke's dad throughout the new films.

The charred remains of Vader's helmet were shown in the trailer for The Force Awakens, suggesting that the character's presence will be strongly felt -
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Judi Dench To Play Star Wars' Mon Mothma?

There's been some crazy rumors regarding potential casting for J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII," but today comes the most out there yet.

Full of Sith claim that Dame Judi Dench is being considered to play the elderly version of Mon Mothma, the senator who co-ordinated and gave the Rebel Alliance briefing in "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi".

Caroline Blakiston played the role in the original, a 30-second scene, while Genevieve O'Reilly played a young version of the character in a small role in "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith". The character has since been expanded greatly in non-canon books, cartoons and comics.

In terms of far more confirmed news, Abrams himself said at the TCAs that filming on the movie officially begins in May in the United Kingdom.
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Is Judi Dench Playing Mon Mothma in Star Wars: Episode VII?

Is Judi Dench Playing Mon Mothma in Star Wars: Episode VII?
Yesterday, J.J. Abrams revealed that the Star Wars: Episode VII script is now finished, confirmed that Breaking Bad's Jesse Plemons has auditioned for a role and discussed the numerous other casting rumors that have been swirling around this impending sequel.

Today, we may have the craziest rumor yet, with the unconfirmed news that Dame Judi Dench is being considered to play Mon Mothma in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Caroline Blakiston played Mon Mothma in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. She had only one brief scene that spanned 30 seconds, where she helped coordinate the Rebel Alliance's attack on the Death Star. Genevieve O'Reilly also played the character in 2005's Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, although her speaking scenes were cut from the final theatrical version. She appears in a non-speaking role in the finished movie, but scenes with her dialogue were included
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Rumor: Judi Dench Being Looked At For 'Mon Mothma' In Star Wars Episode VII

The Full Of Sith Podcast cite several reliable sources as relaying to them that Dame Judi Dench is being looked at to appear as classic trilogy character Mon Mothma in Star Wars Episode VII. The character only actually had one scene in Return Of The Jedi as she coordinated the rebel attack on the new Death Star and was played by Caroline Blakiston. The guys specify that it is just a rumor at this stage, but seem pretty confident that their sources are on the level, so we'll see if this pans out. If it does, what do you think of this casting..and is Mon Mothma a character you think should even be brought back at all? If you want to hear exactly how the rumor is relayed for yourselves, click the link below and skip to around the 57:00 point in the video.
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TV on DVD Review: Mr. Palfrey of Westminster, The Complete Collection

Thanks to Acorn Media, I’ve been exposed to all sorts of television I wouldn’t have gotten to see otherwise. Touching Evil. Hope Springs. Life on Mars. They’re all great pieces of television, and they’re all very, very British.

But that’s the interesting thing about all of them; they don’t fit the American viewer’s usual stereotype of British television. You know what I’m talking about: the grainy film, the monochromatic sets, the hairsprayed men with toothbrush mustaches — the stuff you usually see on public television. Those were all absent from the aforementioned series, mostly because they were all made within twenty years ago — long after the PBS triteness evolved.

Mr. Palfrey of Westminster, however, is a television series that was made in 1984 and 1985, remaining delightfully stuck in that quaint phase of crime-solving septuagenarians. I say “delightfully,” because it’s almost old enough to
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