Social tensions rise in Cornwall
Poldark, ABC, Saturday at 8.15pm
PRIME Minister Pitt calls an election and uncertainty grips the country.
While Ross (Aidan Turner, pictured) watches Cornwall suffer under the power of Truro’s MP, George Warleggan, Demelza’s infidelity leaves her torn between her husband and a lovesick Hugh – who is set to rival George in the upcoming election.
The Enyses contemplate having a child and Elisabeth seeks the same to secure her marriage.
Meanwhile, Morwenna uses Osborne’s affair with her sister Rowella to keep the reverend’s advances at bay, and Demelza seeks to reconcile the rival local Lords of Falmouth and Basset.
A corn riot erupts in Truro and Zacky’s son Jago leads the charge. A merchant is killed in the fighting.