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Poldark

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Network: PBS. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: June 21, 2015 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Heida Reed, Jack Farthing, Kyle Soller, Ruby Bentall, Warren Clarke, Phil Davis, Beatie Edney, Alexander Arnold, Robert Daws, Tristan Sturrock, Caroline Blakiston, Luke Norris, John Hollingworth, Gabriella Wilde, Ed Browning, Richard Hope, Pip Torrens, and Richard Harrington. TV show description: From creator and writer Debbie Horsfield, the Poldark TV show is a historical drama, based on the series of novels by Winston Graham. The story centers on Ross Poldark (Turner). In 1783, he returns to Cornwall from the American War of Independence, to find his father has died, and his estate is in tatters.
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TV News Roundup: ‘The Orville’ Becomes Fox’s Biggest Drama Debut in Two Years in Delayed Viewing

TV News Roundup: ‘The Orville’ Becomes Fox’s Biggest Drama Debut in Two Years in Delayed Viewing
In today’s roundup, “The Orville” sees impressive delayed viewing numbers, and Michael McKean is among newest additions to cast of Amazon’s “Good Omens.”

Ratings

Fox’s new sci-fi drama “The Orville” from creator Seth MacFarlane became the network’s largest drama debut in over two years in delayed viewing since “Empire” in January 2015. In L3, the show delivered a 3.5 rating, Fox’s highest-rated drama launch since “Empire” (5.3 in L3) and television’s highest-rated drama premiere in nearly a year since “Designated Survivor” (3.7 in L3), according to Nielsen data. The show has also averaged 11.3 million viewers across multiple platforms, up 31% from the show’s premiere on Sunday night.

“Outlander” Season 3 launched Sept. 10 to series’ record-high viewership of 1.49 million viewers in Live+Sd, according to Nielsen data. The series went on to nab 2.1 million That is the third highest season premiere in Starz history behind “Power” Season 3 (2.3 million) and “Power” Season 4 (1.7 million).

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Poldark” is returning
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Poldark: a beginners’ guide

Louisa Mellor Jun 9, 2017

Poldark returns for series three this Sunday. If you’ve never had the pleasure, here’s what you’ve been missing…

Warning: contains spoilers for Poldark series one and two.

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Welcome to eighteenth century Cornwall, land of sumptuous landscapes, confusing personal pronouns and Captain Ross Poldark. The bearer of an ancient name and a tousled mane, Poldark’s the hero around this way. (Well, he is until series two episode seven, but we’re getting ahead of ourselves).

Known variously as Ross, Mr Ross, Mr Ross Sir, Cap’n Poldark, ‘that classless ruffian bringing shame upon his family name’ or ‘ee with t’alluring scar who can blast us tin-mine any time ee choose’, depending on who’s addressing him, Poldark is cut from typical Byronic cloth. He’s a gentleman rebel given to fits of
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Poldark avoids clash with ITV's Victoria with move to summer slot

BBC says third series of Cornish drama starring Aidan Turner will air in June after rival shows went head to head last year

Period dramas Poldark and Victoria will not go head to head this year after the BBC confirmed that the new series of its epic adaption of Winston Graham’s novels will air in June rather than the autumn.

Some viewers were not amused last September when the BBC1 and ITV rivals clashed on Sunday nights, with even Eleanor Tomlinson, who plays Poldark’s wife Demelza, saying afterwards that it was “a real shame” as it “split the audience”.

Related: ITV's Victoria narrowly beats Poldark return

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Poldark Revealed goes behind the scenes of the passionate drama

Tonight – with Season 2 of Poldark almost here PBS is airing a behind the scenes look at the making of the popular drama. The one-hour special follows the cast and filmmakers as they lift the characters from the pages of Winston Graham’s novels and bring them to life on the smallscreen. Poldark is set amongst the rugged and wild coast of Cornwall in South West England and the passions of characters have proved to be just as fierce as the storms that lash this untamed landscape. The Infamous Scything Scene The 18th century drama follows the adventures of Captain Ross Poldark as he tries...read more
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Poldark: Season Three Filming Begins for BBC Series

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Poldark isn't ending anytime soon. Radio Times reports season three of the BBC/PBS series has just begun filming.Based on the novels by Winston Graham, the historical drama follows Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner), a British soldier who returns to his English home after fighting in the American Revolution. The cast also includes Eleanor Tomlinson, Ruby Bentall, Beatie Edney, and Jack Farthing.Read More…
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Poldark: PBS Releases New Season Two Trailer

"I make no apologies for my actions." PBS has released a new trailer for season two of Poldark.Based on the novels by Winston Graham, the historical drama follows Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner), a British soldier who returns to his English home after fighting in the American Revolution. The cast also includes Eleanor Tomlinson, Ruby Bentall, Beatie Edney, and Jack Farthing.Read More…
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What do you love about Cornwall? Share your stories and photographs

To celebrate the second series of TV drama Poldark, we’d like you to share your photographs of Cornwall, and tell us what you love about the region

Period drama series Poldark, set in Cornwall, was one of the most talked-about programmes of 2015. As Poldark returns to our screens for its second series, we’d like you to tell us what you love about Cornwall.

Adapted by Debbie Horsfield from novels by Winston Graham, Poldark follows a handsome captain Ross Poldark who, after fighting in the American War of Independence, returns to Cornwall to take over his father’s mine. Yet he’s met with a different Cornwall to the one he left behind: the population is starving due to falls in the price of tin – the region’s largest export.

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Poldark: Season Two Trailers Released for PBS Series

"I'll never stop fighting, whatever the cost." New trailers have been released for season two of Poldark.Based on the novels by Winston Graham, the historical drama follows Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner), who returns to his English home from the American War of Independence only to find his old life turned upside down. The UK series airs on PBS in the United States.Read More…
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TVLine Items: Poldark Renewed, New Role for Shameless Star and More

TVLine Items: Poldark Renewed, New Role for Shameless Star and More
Poldark fans have nothing to worry about: BBC One has announced that the history drama has been renewed for a 10-episode Season 3, expected to air sometime in 2017.

The third season of the series, based on Winston Graham’s novels and adapted for TV by Debbie Horsfield, follows Captain Ross Poldark (played by Aidan Turner) and his wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) during the French Revolution in 1794.

Stateside, Poldark airs on PBS. Season 2 is set to premiere sometime this fall.

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TV News: Poldark, Trek, Loch, Horror, Atlanta

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BBC One has ordered a ten-episode, third season of its Aidan Turner-led period drama "Poldark," months before the second season goes to air. Debbie Horsfield will adapt the new episodes from the novels by Winston Graham. Filming is imminent with a 2017 airdate eyed. Set in 1794, the French revolution casts a shadow over life in Cornwall in the new season which also stars Eleanor Tomlinson, John Nettles, Gabriella Wilde and Hugh Skinner. [Source: Deadline]

Star Trek

"Hannibal" and new "Star Trek" series showrunner Bryan Fuller will moderate a panel of past "Star Trek" actors at Comic Con this year with someone from every show involved to celebrate the franchise's 50th anniversary. William Shatner, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Jeri Ryan and Scott Bakula will all be a part of the panel which will take place Saturday, July 23rd at 2pm. [Source: Variety]

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BBC Orders ‘Poldark’ Season 3; Aidan Turner Drama To Return In 2017

BBC Orders ‘Poldark’ Season 3; Aidan Turner Drama To Return In 2017
Aidan Turner has been set to return for a third season of BBC One drama, Poldark. The BBC confirmed today that 10 new episodes of the Mammoth Screen series will be adapted by Debbie Horsfield from the novels by Winston Graham. A shooting start is imminent with a 2017 airdate eyed. Season 2 is due to air later this year on the flagship channel as well as on Masterpiece in the U.S. Set in 1794, Poldark sees our hero traverse new family, new loves and new battles, as the…
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BAFTA TV Awards Winners: Complete List

BAFTA TV Awards Winners: Complete List
London — In another strong year for British television, historical drama “Wolf Hall,” Shane Meadows’ “This Is England ‘90” and “Peter Kay’s Car Share” came up trumps at the BAFTA Television Awards, which unspooled on May 8 in London’s Royal Festival Hall.

The ceremony, which was hosted by Graham Norton, saw BBC2’s “Wolf Hall” win best drama series as well as leading actor for Mark Rylance’s depiction of Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power through Henry VIII’s royal court.

Upon receiving the award for best drama series, helmer Peter Kosminsky attacked the U.K. government’s treatment of the BBC, warning that its future was “under threat, make no mistake about that.”

On May 12, Blighty’s government is due to publish its white paper on the future of the Beeb, with the scope and funding of the corporation under threat. Kosminsky noted that government proposals that threatened the
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It’s Time to Start Watching Poldark

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It’s Time to Start Watching Poldark
Poldark first aired on PBS in the U.S. last summer to muted applause, but proved a huge hit in the U.K. — the final episode of the period drama attracted 10 million viewers to the BBC. Put in context, that's roughly one in six people in the country checking out a series based on a series of novels by Winston Graham. You normally have to bake a really good cake to make that many British people watch you on TV. What was it about this series that made it such a success? The show arrived on Amazon Prime this week, so here’s your spoiler-free introduction.It's got a great story. Ross Poldark, our hero, returns to his beloved Cornwall in 1783 after fighting in the American war of independence. He comes home to find his father has died, the woman he loves is marrying his cousin, and both his family
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Prepare to swoon: Aidan Turner begins filming Poldark series 2

Sunday nights will have hearts racing a bit faster very soon, as Aidan Turner has begun shooting Poldark's second series.

BBC One's period drama has returned to Cornwall to film the 10 episodes set to air in 2016, and it probably won't be long before he has an excuse to take his top off.

Eleanor Tomlinson is also back as Demelza Poldark, while Midsomer Murders star John Nettles has joined the cast as one of the county's wealthy landowners.

The second run will be set in 1790 against the backdrop of "riot and revolution in the air", and also introduces other key characters from Winston Graham's 18th century series.

You can leave your hat on, Ross. Filming is now underway on the new series of #Poldark! pic.twitter.com/O8JHklv9l4

BBC One (@BBCOne) September 7, 2015

Turner said: "I love playing Ross Poldark and am proud to be a part of this production.
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Poldark is coming back - but rumours of a 5 series deal are nonsense

Poldark is definitely coming back for a second series - no surprise, since it was BBC One's drama hit of early 2015.

But rumours that the BBC has renewed its sweeping period drama through 2020 are just that - rumours.

Though media reports claimed that Poldark had been re-commissioned for a further five series, a BBC spokesperson has told Digital Spy that there is no truth to the claims.

But don't sulk if you're a fan of Ross - the second series is expected to run for 10 episodes, two more than the first, so chances are you won't be short-changed on shirtless action.

The first series adapted two of Winston Graham's original novels, leaving 10 more Poldark books to be tackled - so the show certainly doesn't lack for source material.

"It is impossible to predict these things, [but] it does continue, the books are there," series lead Aidan Turner said back in April.
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Poldark: Eleanor Tomlinson on Downton Abbey Comparisons, the Original Series, More

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In Poldark, airing on Masterpiece on PBS, Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) is a redcoat who returns to Cornwall after the American Revolutionary War, only to discover that his life is nothing like he remembered, as his father is dead, his lands are ruined, and his true love is about to marry his first cousin. Based on a beloved series of novels by Winston Graham and first introduced to television audiences almost 40 years ago, the gallant captain rides again, with even more spectacular action, adventure and romance than ever before. During this exclusive interview with Collider, actress Eleanor Tomlinson (who plays the fiery servant Demelza, a strong-willed woman who runs away from home and finds refuge with Poldark) talked about how she got involved with Poldark, what drew her to the character of Demelza, how exciting it is to be compared to Downton Abbey, her hope of doing future seasons, whether
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'Poldark': TV Review

'Poldark': TV Review
Ross Poldark is the protagonist of a beloved series of historical novels (twelve in total) published between 1945 and 2002 by English author Winston Graham. The character is a kind of anti-establishment brooder who returns home to Cornwall after the American Revolutionary War to a meager inheritance and to the distressing news that the woman he loves is marrying another. Graham’s books were first adapted for television in an extremely successful, two-season long series that aired between 1975 and 1977 on the BBC. This new production—shown in eight episodes overseas, but airing as seven here with the final

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Poldark Star Aidan Turner on the Burden of Being “the Next Downton Abbey” and More

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Poldark Star Aidan Turner on the Burden of Being “the Next Downton Abbey” and More
In Poldark, airing on Masterpiece on PBS, Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) is a redcoat who returns to Cornwall after the American Revolutionary War, only to discover that his life is nothing like he remembered, as his father is dead, his lands are ruined, and his true love is about to marry his first cousin. Based on a beloved series of novels by Winston Graham and first introduced to television audiences almost 40 years ago, with Robin Ellis (who also makes an appearance in this version) in the title role, the gallant captain rides again, with even more spectacular action, adventure and romance than ever before. During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Aidan Turner talked about why this project appealed to him, being described as the next Downton Abbey, that this story has enough material to continue for five seasons, wanting to approach the role with a fresh perspective, what it
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Poldark Review: The Heroic Saga Returns Home to PBS

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One of the things that made Downton Abbey so refreshing when it first premiered on PBS was that it was a wholly new story for American Anglophiles and lovers of costume dramas to sink our teeth into. It looked like any number of a sumptuous adaptations of Jane Austen or Bronte or Dickens, yet the story was finally something different. Though the upcoming 7-part PBS series Poldark is an adaptation of both Winston Graham’s novels and an original PBS series that aired in the mid-1970s, it feels new. It incorporates all of the best parts of a good costume drama (marriage, fortunes, dancing, romance), but also has a fiery drive to it. [caption id="attachment_475433" align="alignright" width="300"] Image via PBS/caption] In this version, Aidan Turner plays the tall, dark, and handsome Captain Ross Poldark, who we first meet fighting in the American Revolutionary War (whose cause he feels more allied with that
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