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Poldark

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Hailed as a British Gone with the Wind, Poldark created a sensation on PBS's Masterpiece Theatre with its dashing, romantic hero and his infamous exploits. Based on the novels by Winston Graham, this classic miniseries demonstrates the enduring appeal of a gripping<NL>storyline and unforgettable characters. Returning to Cornwall after the American Revolution, Capt. Ross Poldark (Robin Ellis, The Good Soldier) finds his life at home has fallen apart. His estate is in disarray. His former flame, Elizabeth (Jill Townsend, Cimarron Strip), is engaged to his cousin. And his family's copper mines have become targets for the Poldarks' bitter rivals. Duels, smuggling, and attempted murders unfold as Ross strives to resurrect his fortunes and find true love. This spellbinding saga dramatizes the deep rifts in British society on the<NL>brink of industrialization, played out against the rocky, ruggedly beautiful Cornish coast.
Starring
Robin EllisAngharad ReesJill Townsend
Genres
DramaRomance
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Part 1
    October 5, 1975
    52min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Limping and scarred, Ross Poldark returns from the American war to Cornwall after a daring escape from a French prison camp. He finds his debt-ridden father dead, his estate in shambles, and his beloved Elizabeth engaged to his cousin Francis.
  2. 2. Part 2
    October 12, 1975
    50min
    TV-NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Ross tries to drink away thoughts of Elizabeth but eventually returns to work restoring his estate. A chance meeting at the market brings Demelza Carne, an ill-bred urchin girl, into his household. Meanwhile, his cousin Verity comes to him for help after falling for a man with a dark past.
  3. 3. Part 3
    October 19, 1975
    51min
    TV-NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Ross supports Verity's romance, leading to tragic consequences, while his opposition to the wealthy George Warleggan makes him enemies with the most powerful man in Cornwall. His relationship with Demelza deepens but is complicated by the class divide.
  4. 4. Part 4
    October 26, 1975
    52min
    TV-NR
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    While Demelza remains in misery at her father's home, the Poldark family is struck by bad fortune and a series of tragedies. Elizabeth flees her unhappy marriage and runs to Ross to rekindle their romance, but Demelza's secret threatens to come between them.
  5. 5. Part 5
    November 2, 1975
    52min
    TV-NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Ross and Demelza grow closer with their marriage and the birth of their daughter. However, both their families disapprove of the union, and Elizabeth can barely hide her contempt. Ross considers a risky new business venture, and Demelza plays matchmaker for Verity.
  6. 6. Part 6
    November 9, 1975
    52min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Ross's business plan attracts the attention--and the ire--of the Warleggans. Later, he makes matters worse with a daring rescue mission to free his unjustly jailed tenant from certain death. Tensions run high at the Warleggans' charity ball, where Ross exacerbates the grudge.
  7. 7. Part 7
    November 16, 1975
    51min
    TV-NR
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The whole family feels the repercussions of Francis's betrayal, although Ross is distracted by a murder that casts suspicion on one of his employees. The crime sends the usually honorable Dr. Dwight Enys into a tailspin of doubt and self-loathing and sets Ross on a course that may ruin the Poldarks.
  8. 8. Part 8
    November 23, 1975
    52min
    TV-NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Demelza tries to make peace with Elizabeth and Francis, but her goodwill has grim results. Mad with grief, Ross finds himself entangled in yet another scandal after his attempt at aiding a wrecked ship devolves into chaos and violence.
  9. 9. Part 9
    November 30, 1975
    52min
    TV-NR
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Arrested for his role in the shipwreck riot, Ross seems doomed to an unfair trial. Francis seeks to make amends with Demelza, but his guilt over his part in her husband's fall from grace threatens to push him over the edge.
  10. 10. Part 10
    December 7, 1975
    52min
    TV-NR
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Demelza does everything in her power to stop Ross from being unjustly convicted, but the odds are stacked against him. The key to the trial lies in the hands of former servant Jud Paynter--a tipsy layabout easily swayed by drink and coin.
  11. 11. Part 11
    December 14, 1975
    51min
    TV-NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Furious over Ross's continued success, the Warleggans hatch a plan to financially devastate the Poldarks. At the same time, Ross and Francis agree to settle their quarrel and begin again as partners. Jud, too, has a business proposal for Ross, but it comes with many risks.
  12. 12. Part 12
    December 21, 1975
    49min
    TV-NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    After an irate Warleggan and his henchmen punish Jud for his loyalty to the Poldarks, Ross's simmering dislike for George boils over into violence. Demelza has some surprising news, but her husband's reaction is even more shocking.
  13. 13. Part 13
    December 28, 1975
    52min
    TV-NR
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    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Trying to improve their financial situation, Demelza puts herself in mortal danger. A newly optimistic Francis pays a high price for his partnership with Ross, and the family seems to be on the brink of ruin once again--until an anonymous benefactor steps in.
  14. 14. Part 14
    January 4, 1976
    51min
    TV-NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Ross and Demelza are overjoyed by the birth of their son and their change in fortune. Life appears to be going well for the Poldarks, until a villager's treachery puts Ross in danger and separates Dr. Enys from his betrothed.
  15. 15. Part 15
    January 11, 1976
    52min
    TV-NR
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Ross escapes the fracas unscathed, but the villagers are not so lucky. Robbed of their land and livelihoods by George Warleggan's greed, they whisper about revolt. Desperate to leave Cornwall, Elizabeth makes an unforgivable decision, and Ross risks everything to change her mind.
  16. 16. Part 16
    January 18, 1976
    51min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After her husband's deception, Demelza looks for revenge from some unlikely sources. Tensions run high at home and abroad: the villagers are in open rebellion and war with France lies on the horizon. The discovery of tin at the family mine gives the Poldarks financial stability, but their marriage threatens to collapse.

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Directors
Christopher BarryPaul AnnettKenneth Ives
Producers
Morris Barry
Network
Acorn Media
Amazon Maturity Rating
13+ Teens. Learn more
Supporting actors
Clive FrancisRalph Bates