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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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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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Poldark Star Aidan Turner on the Burden of Being “the Next Downton Abbey” and More

Poldark Star Aidan Turner on the Burden of Being “the Next Downton Abbey” and More
In Poldark, airing on Masterpiece on PBS, Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) is a redcoat who returns to Cornwall after the American Revolutionary War, only to discover that his life is nothing like he remembered, as his father is dead, his lands are ruined, and his true love is about to marry his first cousin. Based on a beloved series of novels by Winston Graham and first introduced to television audiences almost 40 years ago, with Robin Ellis (who also makes an appearance in this version) in the title role, the gallant captain rides again, with even more spectacular action, adventure and romance than ever before. During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Aidan Turner talked about why this project appealed to him, being described as the next Downton Abbey, that this story has enough material to continue for five seasons, wanting to approach the role with a fresh perspective, what it
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TV Review: ‘Poldark’

TV Review: ‘Poldark’
Poldark” made a considerable splash with “Masterpiece” viewers in the mid-1970s, and those who remember — along with their more discriminating children — should find much to like in this sumptuous remake. Aidan Turner (of “Being Human” and “The Hobbit”) takes over the title role in this sweeping period drama, whose picturesque landscapes and glorious soundtrack will make many linger to book passage to Cornwall. Much in the vein of “Wuthering Heights,” the series mixes class distinctions and romance, offering the kind of classy soap that should help keep Anglophiles’ cockles happily warmed between now and more “Downton Abbey.”

Based on the books by Winston Graham, the eight-part series (half of which was previewed) introduces Turner’s Captain Ross Poldark in the wilds of Virginia in 1781, sporting a red coat and battling the Americans. Flash forward two years, and he’s back in his native Cornwall, sporting a wicked scar that
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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Poldark, Louis Theroux

Poldark: BBC One, 9pm

Ross Poldark's life in late 18th century Cornwall gets more complicated as Elizabeth gives birth.

Rumours spread about his relationship with Demelza, and Robin Ellis, who starred in the original 1970s adaptation, makes a guest appearance as a magistrate.

Louis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity: BBC Two, 9pm

In the first of a two-part documentary, the journalist travels to Ohio's State Psychiatric Hospital for his latest investigation.

He meets patients who have committed violent crimes and been found "not guilty by reason of insanity".

Indian Summers: Channel 4, 9pm

1930s India is the set of conflicts between the British elite and those struggling for independence.

A mountaineer saves Alice, Madeleine, and Ronnie from danger - but are they willing to give him what he wants in return? Meanwhile, Darius wants to get Sita accepted by the Dalal family.

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Robin Ellis disappointed by nudity in Poldark

Robin Ellis is disappointed by 'Poldark's nudity. The 73-year-old actor played the protagonist in the original television series, and has berated the new BBC One version for not casting an ''ordinary bloke'' as Captain Ross Poldark. He commented: ''I was just an ordinary bloke; in those days male actors weren't muscular and buff. In the Seventies people would have been really taken aback - shocked, even - if I'd revealed the sort of tanned, toned six-pack that's commonplace now.'' The star - who now makes a living writing cookery books in France - explained the series' main actor Aidan Turner's many topless scenes
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Poldark Episode One Review

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The BBC haven’t shied away from talking about the 1970s adaptation of Winston Graham’s novels in the build-up to tonight’s first installment of Poldark. Perhaps they were hoping to attract a ready-made audience among fans of that critically acclaimed series. There’s a certain logic to that strategy but you also run the risk that you’ll end up with unfavorable comparisons. So with that said, I’ll begin by talking about the new Poldark in isolation.

The costumes and design were excellent. The cast were good and well suited to their respective roles. There were of course some nice shots of waves crashing against clifftops and lots of earthy village scenes. It was as good as other period drama fare that the Beeb have served up in recent years which isn’t necessarily a good thing as they all seem to blur into each other.
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BBC's Poldark adapts to our times

Far from being intimidated by the 70s classic, Debbie Horsfield’s version retells with style

Following in the footsteps of the hit 70s version of Poldark is no easy feat. Around 15 million viewers regularly tuned in to the BBC 40 years ago to see the adventures of the brooding 18th century Cornishman Ross Poldark and his servant Demelza and it made stars of the leads, Robin Ellis and Angharad Rees.

Eleanor Tomlinson, who plays ­Demelza in the forthcoming new ­adaptation of Winston Graham’s books, has said she is “nervous” about the reaction, and The Hobbit actor, Aidan Turner, who plays the eponymous hero, was told by his mother he had “better not mess this up”.

Related: Poldark: behind the scenes on the BBC drama - in pictures

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Aidan Turner on "sexy" new Poldark: "I get naked a couple of times"

Aidan Turner has described BBC One's new Poldark series as "sexy as hell".

The Being Human actor plays dashing Ross Poldark in a new 8-part serial, based on Winston Graham's novels.

"It's sexy as hell," Turner told press including Digital Spy. "I have a nude swimming scene - I get naked a couple of times in it.

"I wasn't allowed any Cornish pasties, 'cos I'd get fat - and I have to take my top off so much!"

Poldark was previously adapted for television in the '70s, but Turner said he is not concerned about how fans of the original might react to the new version.

"I don't think about it like that," he insisted. "You tackle the scripts and it's just like anything else - you don't think about letting down the fans of the old series or appealing to new fans…

"You just don't think about those things,
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Aidan Turner feeling Poldark pressure

Aidan Turner was too ''afraid'' to watch the original 'Poldark' series when filming the remake. The 31-year-old actor plays lead character Captain Ross Poldark in the eight-episode BBC One drama but confessed the pressure to live up to the critically acclaimed original series, broadcast between 1975 and 1977, was too much, so he decided to avoid it. He explained: ''I decided not to watch the originals on DVD because I was afraid it would influence me in the wrong way. I had heard Robin Ellis's performance was so good and I didn't want to end up mimicking him, so I read the
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Poldark's Aidan Turner: 'Cast were worried about mumbling complaints'

Poldark star Aidan Turner has admitted that the cast of the period drama were "scared" of mumbling complaints during filming.

The actor - who will lead the cast of the BBC One adaptation of Winston Graham's acclaimed books - said that the furore created by Jamaica Inn affected the cast.

Hundreds of viewers complained about sound issues during the first episode of Jamaica Inn last year, with many suggesting the problems came from cast members mumbling their lines.

Turner told the Radio Times: "I didn't see the show Jamaica Inn but the fuss about it spooked us all a lot.

"We started shooting a few weeks later and I can tell you all the actors were aiming for 10 out of 10 on enunciation. I'm doing posh Rp (Received Pronunciation) anyway so it didn't really affect me directly but I was scared."

The Being Human actor is joined in the adaptation by Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza.
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Watch the BBC's Poldark trailer starring Aidan Turner

The BBC has released a trailer for Debbie Horsfield's upcoming adaptation of Poldark.

The series features Being Human star Aidan Turner in the title role of Ross Poldark.

The adaptation of Winston Graham's acclaimed books will also star Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza.

The show follows the rebellious Ross Poldark as he returns from the American War of Independence to his home town Cornwall, discovering that it has changed dramatically since he has been away.

It is the second time the BBC has produced a Poldark series. The first was in the 1970s and starred Robin Ellis as the title character.

Ellis will be returning as Reverend Halse for two episodes.

Red Riding actor Warren Clarke, Whitechapel star Phil Davis, Skins's Alexander Arnold and The Inbetweeners' Luke Norris will also appear in the show.

The new series will air on BBC One.
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Actors Robin Ellis and Jill Townsend: how we made Poldark

Robin Ellis: ‘It was huge in Spain. But they only had two channels in the 70s – and the other one broadcast parliament’

Robin Ellis (Ross Poldark)

Every 55-minute episode of Poldark had to have 10 minutes of outdoor scenes, which we would go down to Cornwall to shoot. I remember one scene on Bodmin Moor. The light was going and the producer said we’d better get a move on. Angharad Rees, who played my servant and lover, Demelza, was in a coach with me while the cameraman was strapped to the outside shooting in. We went over a stone and he got thrown off – breaking his leg in the fall. I was in shock for three hours afterwards. If anyone spoke to me, I burst into tears.

I recently did two scenes for the new Poldark and got a shock. There was no rehearsal

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Luke Norris joins Aidan Turner in BBC One's Poldark

Luke Norris has joined the cast of BBC One's Poldark.

The actor - best known for appearing in The Inbetweeners - joins Being Human star Aidan Turner in the cast for the period drama.

Norris will play Dwight Enys, who is the best friend of Turner's protagonist Ross Poldark.

Poldark follows the rebellious Ross as he returns from the American War of Independence to Cornwall, discovering that his home county has changed since he has been away.

Debbie Horsfield is adapting Winston Graham's acclaimed Cornish saga for a new eight-part series, which will air on BBC One in 2015.

The BBC previously produced a Poldark series in the 1970s, starring Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark.
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Aidan Turner in BBC One's Poldark - new picture

Aidan Turner has featured in a new picture from BBC One's upcoming Poldark adaptation.

The Being Human star will lead the cast of Debbie Horsfield's version of Winston Graham's acclaimed Cornish saga.

He will play main character Ross Poldark in the eight-part drama, opposite Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza.

Poldark follows the rebellious Ross as he returns from the American War of Independence to Cornwall, discovering that his home county has changed since he has been away.

The BBC previously produced a Poldark series in the 1970s, starring Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark.

Ellis will return as Reverend Haise for two of the drama's eight episodes.

Red Riding actor Warren Clarke (Ross's uncle Charles), Whitechapel star Phil Davis (Ross's manservant Jud) and Skins veteran Alexander Arnold (Ross's farm hand Jim Carter) will also appear.

The new series will air on BBC One in 2015.
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Poldark: new BBC One drama adds '70s series star Robin Ellis

BBC One has announced full details of its new Poldark adaptation.

Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson will lead the cast of the sweeping Cornish saga as Ross Poldark and Demelza.

Red Riding actor Warren Clarke (Ross's uncle Charles), Whitechapel star Phil Davis (Ross's manservant Jud) and Skins veteran Alexander Arnold (Ross's farm hand Jim Carter) will also appear in the forthcoming drama.

Winston Graham's Poldark novels were previously adapted by the BBC in the 1970s, with Robin Ellis cast in the lead role of Ross.

Ellis - now 72 - will also appear in the new series, taking on the part of Reverend Haise for two of the eight episodes.

Executive producer Karen Thrussell said: "We're so thrilled by the Poldark cast, and we feel particularly privileged that Robin Ellis has agreed to join this stellar lineup - it's a great tribute to Debbie Horsfield's scripts.

"Robin is looking
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The White Queen actress Eleanor Tomlinson joins BBC One's Poldark

Eleanor Tomlinson has joined the cast of BBC One's upcoming new adaptation of Winston Graham's Poldark.

The White Queen actress will star as "fiercely independent heroine" Demelza in the drama.

Aidan Turner will lead the cast as Ross Poldark in the retelling from Debbie Horsfield.

Set in 18th century Cornwall, Poldark is an eight-part hour-long series and will film in Cornwall and Bristol from April.

Poldark will follow the rebellious Ross as he returns from the American War of Independence to Cornwall, discovering that his home county has changed since he has been away.

The BBC previously produced a Poldark series in the 1970s, starring Robin Ellis as Ross Poldark.

The new series will air on BBC One in 2015.

Tomlinson is best known for her roles of Isabel Neville in The White Queen and Georgiana Darcy in Death Comes to Pemberley. She has also starred in episodes of Poirot and The Sarah Jane Adventures.
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Poldark Returns to BBC1

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Aidan Turner (Being Human) will take on the titular role in a brand new adaptation of Winston Graham’s Poldark. Filming commences this Spring for the drama which is being produced by Mammoth Screen (Endeavour) for BBC1. Debbie Horsfield has adapted the novels for the small screen while Ed Bazalgette (The Guilty, Endeavour) will direct the series.

An initial season of eight 60-minute episodes will air in early 2015. The new version of Poldark will make its television debut precisely 40 years after Robin Ellis first appeared onscreen as the title character in the BBC’s previous version of the show. Mammoth Screen will be hoping that the new version of Poldark is as successful as the previous one which was a hit in over 40 countries and was voted one as one of PBS Masterpiece’s top ten shows of all time.

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Being Human's Aidan Turner to star as Poldark

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Aidan Turner, who played vampire Mitchell in BBC Three's Being Human, will star as Ross Poldark in a new BBC adaptation of Winston Graham’s acclaimed saga set in 18th century Cornwall.

Described as a man of contradictions, Ross Poldark has a strong sense of social justice but a contempt for authority. He’s a man of principle yet frequently a rebel. Reckless yet full of integrity. Charismatic but down-to-earth. Volatile yet fiercely loyal. Torn between two women and two social classes. A hero to most, a scourge to many.

Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin.
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