Poldark (1975– )

Episode #2.5 

Ross and his men successfully bring Dwight back from Frace, but Drake is wounded severely, and Watleggan's son develops a serious case of the rickets.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Ellis ... Ross Poldark
Angharad Rees ... Demelza
Duncan Lamont ... Bartholomew Tregirls
Kevin McNally ... Drake Carne
Michael Cadman Michael Cadman ... Dr. Dwight Enys
Peter Diamond ... Joe Nanfan
Forbes Collins Forbes Collins ... Zacky Martin
Terence Edwards Terence Edwards ... Tom Ellery
Brian Stirner ... Hugh Armitage
Matthew Walters Matthew Walters ... French Sergent
Judy Geeson ... Caroline Penvenen
Mary Chester Mary Chester ... Mrs. Trelask
Eileen Way Eileen Way ... Agatha Poldark
Jill Townsend ... Elizabeth Warleggan
Mary Wimbush ... Prudie Paynter


Aunt Agatha's prophesy seems to be confirmed as Valentine is a sickly child,suffering from rickets and needing painful treatment. However Elizabeth,backed by Dwight,sees that the course of his discomfort is the treatment itself which she replaces with maternal love,improving the child's quality of life. Warleggan discovers that Aunt Agatha is two years short of a hundred and cancels her party. She counters by suggesting that Valentine is not his child. He shakes her violently and she dies but she has planted the seeds of doubt in his mind. As a reward for saving him Ross sets Drake up as a blacksmith whilst Morwenna,miserable at being duped into a loveless marriage,is pleased when her fifteen-year-old cousin Rowella arrives as her companion.Caroline and Dwight marry. Lieutenant Hugh Armitage is among the guests and Caroline notices that he is smitten by Demelza whilst his uncle,Sir Francis Basset,suggests that Ross stands for parliament. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | History | Romance








Release Date:

9 October 1977 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cornwall, England, UK

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Michael Cadman as Dr. Enys has a line to Caroline when he meets her after being rescued: "I'm not the same man who went away!" In context that is both a figurative and a literal statement. In previous episodes he was played by Michael Morant. See more »


Dr. Dwight Enys: I'm not the same man who went away.
Caroline Penvenen: I'm not the same woman who saw you go.
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