Poldark set to return to BBC OneDate posted: 6 March 2015
Poldark will return to TV screens this year as the latest 8-part BBC period drama. The series is set and filmed in Cornwall and based on the novels by Winston Graham written between 1945 and 2002. The original series, aired in 1970s, attracted audiences of 15 million and was shown in 40 countries around the world.
The latest version stars Aidan Turner, as leading role Ross Poldark, who is perhaps best known for his role in the Hobbit trilogy. The series is set in 18th Century Cornwall and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape.
The series was filmed in Cornwall during summer 2014 and features locations such as Church Cove on the Lizard, Porthgwarra Cove, Botallack & Levant Mines and St Agnes. All these locations are within about half an hour’s travel from your accommodation or pitch at Beachside Holiday Park.
Executive producer Karen Thrussell says: “Cornwall is a massive part of the book and our adaptation. Nowhere else looks like it: the huge skies, four seasons in one day climate, the quality of light, it’s rugged beauty scarred with mines, the powerful surging sea and the wind beaten moors. The elemental passion of the landscape and changeable nature of the place has echoes of Ross Poldark’s personality.”
The first episode will appear on BBC One on Sunday 8th March at 9pm.