Poldark Series One: Part Two
Passion, tears and embittered love in 18th century Cornwall - the dramatic family saga sweeps on to BBC Video.
"You can support her and the child but why must you take it upon yourself to marry her? Have you thought of the barriers between you of class and culture, of mannrers and taste? How can you cross them? You'd be forever leaving her behind."
Spurred on by his innate sense of responsibility, Ross marries the pregnant Demelza, leaving a distraught Elizabeth in his wake trapped in a loveless marriage to his debt-ridden cousin Francis. But is, as Elizabeth prophecies, the marriage doomed to failure? Ross is forced to turn his attention towards matters of business. Can he save his beloved mines with a new scheme? It seems so simple to him. The Cornish miners must increase their profits by forming a consortium to build their own smelting works. Only the mighty Warleggen family would object, for as the middle men involved it is in their intrest to maintain the smelting works up country. But Ross is more than a match for the notorious banking family - all he has is to keep the names of his fellow investors secret. However, he hasn't reckoned with Francis' weakness for keeping a promise or the Warleggen's financial hold over his partners...
© BBC tv production in association with London Films Ltd
Director: Paul Annett
Cast: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Jill Townsend, Ralph Bates, Paul Curran, Mary Wimbush, Judy Geeson, Forbes Collins, Clive Francis, Norma Streader, Richard Morant, John Baskcomb, Shelagh Wilcocks, Stefan Gates, Christopher Benjamin, Ralph Nossek, Cynthia Grenville, Gillian Bailey, Donald Douglas, Nicholas Selby, Jonathan Newth, Dave Carter, Frank Middlemass, Stuart Doughty, Patrick Holt, Martin Fisk, John Croft, Peter Clay, Pip Miller, David Garfield, Ruth Trouncer, Peta Mason, Sheila White, Howard Bell, John Ringham, Don Henderson, John Forbes-Robertson, Stuart Fell, Billy Miller, Roy Evans, Edward Evans, Eric Dodson, Tim Barlow, Barry Jackson, Michael Gwynn, Ken Plested, Wensley Pithey, Charles Kinross, Adrian Shergold, Denis Holmes, Hilary Mason, Stephen Jack, Diana Berriman, David Gillies, David Millett, Leon Sinden
Genre: Television, Drama
Run Time Approx: 178 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 1993 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.
Poldark Series One: Part Two
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