Poldark 2 - Part One
"You should of put me first"
"Love, I do"
"Then promise me you won't go, Ross."
"I have already said I will."
"Judas! You'd do anything for anyone except me!"
As the French Revolution grows bloodier by the day, Ross Poldark returns home from the army to find a war on his own soil: his old aunt Agatha is dispossed and in her place an embittered George Warleggan smugly sits on Poldark land, Elizabeth by his side, confidently awaiting the birth of a son and heir. As his power grows and Warleggan tyranny once again crushes the local people, Ross is outraged at the injustice of it all. Will the feud between their famlies never die?
Meanwhile, Ross' friend, Doctor Dwight Enys is missing in action, his ship wrecked on French soil. As his lover Caroline waits in vain, Ross undertakes to get word of him somehow. However, with prisoners being tortured and suspicious strangers shot on sight, the news from France is bleak. The truth must be sought in person. But who could undertake such a dangerous mission? Demelza begs Ross not to go himself. But a Poldark promise has been made.
© BBC tv production in association with London Films
Director: Phillip Dudley
Cast: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Jill Townsend, Ralph Bates, Paul Curran, Mary Wimbush, Judy Geeson, Forbes Collins, Kevin McNally, David Delve, Norma Streader, Michael Cadman, Jane Wymark, John Baskcomb, Stefan Gates, Christopher Biggins, Alan Tilvern, Hugh Dickson, Brian Stirner, Julie Dawn Cole, Mike Hall, Eileen Way, Trudie Styler, Michael Graham Cox, Dave Carter, Duncan Lamont, Gertan Klauber, Malcolm Tierney, Peter Diamond, Patrick Holt, Stephen Reynolds, Hugh Manning, Esmond Webb, Sonia Meller, Margaret Ward, Ingrid Evans, Michael Petrovitch, David Shaw, John Forbes-Robertson, Wendy Williams, Preston Lockwood, Tim Barlow, Thomas Grady, Edward Brooks, David McKail, Shaun Curry, Jack May, Matthew Walters, Timothy Morand, Leon Sinden
Genre: Television, Drama
Run Time Approx: 163 mins. In 2003 Universal Playback through the commercial arm of the BBC (BBC Worldwide) released the first and second series of Poldark (1975-77) onto DVD in the UK. Editorial cuts were made throughout for these DVD releases. Some were contractual. Whilst others were done for political correctness, and also for sexual content in some episodes on the Spanish DVD release.. These BBC Video releases of Poldark from 1994 are fully uncut without any changes to the episodes. Though the episodes were edited together for the BBC Video release at the time, which was standard practice on all early BBC Video drama releases.
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