Poldark (2015– )
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Ross prepares for his trial as Demelza and Elizabeth try to help his cause. George does everything in his power to harm Ross, Francis wrestles with his conscience, and Dwight clashes with an entitled heiress, Caroline Penvenen.


William Sinclair


Winston Graham (novels), Debbie Horsfield

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Episode credited cast:
Aidan Turner ... Ross Poldark
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sebastian Armesto ... Tankard
Ruby Bentall ... Verity Blamey
Caroline Blakiston ... Aunt Agatha
Ed Browning ... Paul Daniel
Turlough Convery ... Tom Harry
Phil Davis ... Jud Paynter
Beatie Edney ... Prudie
Robin Ellis ... Reverend Halse
Jack Farthing ... George Warleggan
Mark Frost ... Tom Carne
Ross Green ... Charlie Kempthorne
Richard Hope ... Harris Pascoe
Steve Jacobs Steve Jacobs ... Landlord
William Mannering William Mannering ... Jeffrey Clymer


Ross is arrested for inciting the looting on the beach and committed to Truro Assize court. Loyal Francis recognizes Warleggan's part in his cousin's downfall but his and Elizabeth's attempts to help are rebuffed. Meanwhile teen-aged orphan and wealthy heiress Caroline Penvenen arrives to stay with her influential uncle Ray, along with her vacuous boyfriend, Unwin Trevaunance, a parliamentary candidate at the local elections. Verity also returns to support Demelza and to reconcile with Francis, who accuses Warleggan of circulating pamphlets blackening Ross's name. On the eve of his trial Ross is visited by Warleggan with a proposal which Ross rejects. Demelza is still optimistic that Ross will walk free but Francis is only despairing and takes drastic action. Written by don @ minifie-1

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25 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The second series of Poldark opened with an impressive 6,655,000 viewers tuning in, making it the third most watched programme on BBC1 for the period 29th August - 4th September 2016. See more »


Demelza: [about Ross's trial] It do puzzle me exceedingly how a judge can be expected to listen to a case and get to the bottom of it, all in a few hours. Does he never ask for the truth in private before the trial begins?
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I d' Pluck a Fair Rose For My Love
Lyrics by Winston Graham
Music by Mike O'Connor
[Demelza places a rose on Julia's cot]
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11 October 2016 | by taobijouSee all my reviews

I am beginning to wonder if Aidan Turner was not the attraction that he is, if this series would simply fall by the wayside. As a devoted fan of Graham's "Poldark" novels and the original mid-1970's Masterpiece Theater series, I did enjoy the 2015 remake despite its rather cliff note format of the books. Thus far, the second season appears to take the cliff note version to even greater extremes, and the acting is not on par with the first season, despite the talents of its cast. At times, I felt as though I were watching a failed attempt at imposing the 19th century Regency style of Jane Austen onto the 18th century and it not only does not work, it is sorely disappointing. I may or may not continue watching. It will depend on my mood.

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