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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 22 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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UK

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English

Release Date:

8 May 1977 (USA) See more »

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Ross Poldark - nuoren miehen tie See more »

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Runtime:

(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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In his introduction to the series' American premiere on PBS Masterpiece Theatre, Alistair Cooke informed the viewing audience that "now is the time for the party to settle in to a spate of loving, dueling, poaching, smuggling, wenching, marrying - not to mention banking and copper mining." Cooke has stated that "Poldark" was his least favorite Masterpiece Theatre program, possibly because he also said that the hero, Ross Poldark, reminded him of President Ronald Reagan. See more »

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Great series with much accurate eighteenth century history of Cornwall woven in.
17 March 2005 | by gvfjSee all my reviews

Romance, drama, Cornish history including the mining, the smugglers, shipwrecks, it has it all! I own the whole series, Poldark and Poldark 2. Just finished going through them both for the second time on video plus saw the originals on TV in the seventies. Hopefully they will appear on DVD soon.

The IMDb page seemingly lists all the characters/actors, even the bit players with little or no speaking parts. Something puzzles me here: One of the more important characters was a Dr. Behenna, played by Hugh Dickson. The character appears prominently in most, if not all, episodes and his part is essential to the plot. Strangely, this character is not even mentioned by IMDb - or by Amazon. Even more strange is that a look at the IMDb page for Hugh Dickson makes no mention of his part in Poldark or Poldark 2. Anybody have an explanation?


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