After Ross is released on bail on charges of looting a wrecked ship, the Warleggans stubborn witnesses in order to have him legally executed.


Kenneth Ives


Peter Draper, Winston Graham (novels)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Ellis ... Ross Poldark
Angharad Rees ... Demelza
Tim Barlow Tim Barlow ... Tankard
John White John White ... Blencowe
Howard Bell Howard Bell ... Garth
Paul Curran ... Jud Paynter
Ralph Bates ... George Warleggan
Nicholas Selby Nicholas Selby ... Nicholas Warleggan
Clifford Parrish Clifford Parrish ... Sir John Trevaunance
Peter Clay Peter Clay ... Unwin Trevaunance
John Baskcomb John Baskcomb ... Nat Pearce
Donald Douglas ... Capt. Malcolm McNeil
Clive Francis ... Francis Poldark
Jill Townsend ... Elizabeth Poldark
Stefan Gates Stefan Gates ... Geoffrey Charles Poldark


Ross stands his trial with the crowd on his side and an aggressive prosecutor frequently chided by the judge. Along with his barrister Mr. Clymer,Ross makes short work of the first paid witness and the captain whose life Ross saved speaks up for him whilst Dwight is an excellent character witness. The last witness to give evidence is Jud,who is being plied with drink and primed by Warleggan's men as to what to say but, in the recess before he is called, Demelza approaches him,asking him to do the right thing. In the event Jud gives Ross an excellent testimony,saying that all he sought to do was save lives and never ordered any looting. Ross is acquitted and the Warleggans,irate at being cheated of their victory over him,plan his financial ruin. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Release Date:

3 July 1977 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cornwall, England, UK

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1.33 : 1
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Sir Hugh Bodrugan: [to Demelza, trying to flirt] Let me tempt you to a little partridge, my pigeon.
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