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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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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

8 May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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Scriptwriter Martin Worth was dispatched by the BBC to contact Winston Graham once his published plots had been exhausted, in order to brainstorm new ones. Graham (who had already argued with the production team) refused, and so the series was abruptly brought to an end. Graham later continued the story in books. See more »

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A rip roaring tale with a wonderful cast.
8 August 2002 | by gazamanSee all my reviews

I remember my mum being glued to BBC's Poldark when I was little (eight years old to be exact!) so when the first series was shown again in the eighties I watched and was hooked. I bought the videos as they were released and rationed myself to an hour a night! I have watched and enjoyed both series many times since.

The BBC got everything right, it's a rip roaring tale with a wonderful cast, well worth a look if you haven't seen it or if you haven't seen it for a while!

Why couldn't ITV have employed Robin Ellis and Angharad Rees when they made that Poldark 'special' a few years ago.


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