On the eve of her husband's trial Demelza ignores Ray Penvenen's advice and approaches Judge Lister for mercy but her plan is scuppered by George Warleggan. Warleggan is convinced that Ross will be found guilty but Ross is an immensely popular defendant and despite the intervention of Demelza's father and Warleggan's paid prosecution witnesses his own excellent defence, aided by the testimony of the captain whose life he saved, Dwight and surprisingly Jud, leads to an acquittal. Dwight also attends Francis following his failed suicide bid after his belief that Elizabeth had an affair with Ross and gets closer to Caroline, who is not sorry when outsider Trevaunance's election as MP causes a riot. Warleggan however is still desperate to acquire Ross's mine by any means whilst Demelza and Ross consider having another baby.
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The number of viewers fell to 6,308,000 for this second edition of Poldark, dropping the show down to sixth in the rankings for BBC1 for the period 5th - 11th September 2016. See more