In 1783, Ross Poldark returns from the American wars to his native Cornwall to right wrongs and reunite with the love of his life.
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1978   1977  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Robin Ellis ...  Ross Poldark 29 episodes, 1975-1977
Angharad Rees ...  Demelza 28 episodes, 1975-1977
Jill Townsend ...  Elizabeth Warleggan / ... 27 episodes, 1975-1977
Ralph Bates ...  George Warleggan 23 episodes, 1975-1977
Paul Curran ...  Jud Paynter 22 episodes, 1975-1977
Mary Wimbush ...  Prudie Paynter 21 episodes, 1975-1977
Judy Geeson ...  Caroline Penvenen / ... 19 episodes, 1975-1977
Forbes Collins Forbes Collins ...  Zacky Martin 14 episodes, 1975-1977
Clive Francis ...  Francis Poldark 13 episodes, 1975
Kevin McNally ...  Drake Carne 13 episodes, 1977
David Delve ...  Sam Carne 12 episodes, 1977
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British officer Ross Poldark returns to his native Cornwall after the Revolutionary War after escaping as a prisoner of war. He finds that because he was believed dead, his home has fallen into ruin and his estate has shifted to his mercenary uncle following the death of his father. His uncle has committed to selling the family copper and tin mines to a ruthless local land baron while his former fiancée has agreed to marry his cousin in his absence. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Drama | History | Romance

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Elizabeth's full name is Elizabeth Jane Sarah Chynoweth (stated at her wedding to Francis Poldark). See more »

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How can you not enjoy this...
14 April 2001 | by Venus-25See all my reviews

OK, so Ross originally fought AGAINST us in our Revolution, but he is one of us at heart. A fellow with an appropriate sense of noblesse oblige, even if he ignores his own safety and interests in carrying it out, is so irresistible. How could Elizabeth have been so foolish as to not appreciate that essential element of his character?

Robin Ellis' performance is so amazingly positive we can't help but feel that anyone who finds themselves on a downward spiral can get it together if they have enough courage and determination. He's a role model for anyone who's even tempted to throw in the towel.

And a big Bronx cheer to the late Louis B. Mayer for denigrating things "where people write with feathers." The period of this story is one of my all-time favorites and not just for the clothes (I challenge anyone to say that the men of this series look anything but appropriately masculine), but for the ideals that were born in it. Sometimes we need to go back to our roots...


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1977 (USA) See more »

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(16 episodes) (season 1) | (29 episodes) | (13 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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4:3
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