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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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UK

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English

Release Date:

8 May 1977 (USA) See more »

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Ross Poldark - nuoren miehen tie See more »

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(16 episodes) (season 1) | (29 episodes) | (13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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In his introduction to the series' American premiere on PBS Masterpiece Theatre, Alistair Cooke informed the viewing audience that "now is the time for the party to settle in to a spate of loving, dueling, poaching, smuggling, wenching, marrying - not to mention banking and copper mining." Cooke has stated that "Poldark" was his least favorite Masterpiece Theatre program, possibly because he also said that the hero, Ross Poldark, reminded him of President Ronald Reagan. See more »

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Probably the greatest ever TV drama series
18 December 2005 | by Damfino1895See all my reviews

I first saw this in the '70's when I was about to enter my teens, it made such an impact on me that every time it was re-screened I was glued and made sure I got it on DVD when it was released. Set in 18th Century Cornwall it tells the story of the trials and tribulations of people who you deeply care about, which is part of it's real success. I lived in that part of the world for 14 years and the beauty of the area is shown perfectly and the atmosphere of the times is spot on, it is not glamourised at all. All the performances are excellent without exception and it is a complete joy to watch again and again. A must see. I quite simply love it.


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