The Scottish Mail on Sunday
Boy, oh boy( a) or is it baby girl? Poldark’s back!
Love, betrayal and justice... our guide to the new series that starts tonight
IT HAS been seven brutal weeks of lies, anger, smears and turmoil that has left Britain feeling battered and bewildered.
But now, riding to the rescue of a punch-drunk nation, comes the brooding, rebellious Captain Ross Poldark.
With perfect timing to relieve the tumult of the Election campaign, Aidan Turner has once again donned the breeches, frock coat and tricorn hat of the rough-edged Cornish gentleman, fighting for justice amid scenery that’s as rugged as he is.
In readiness for Poldark’s long-awaited return to TV tonight, The Mail on Sunday offers a preview of what the show’s seven million fans can expect. Our exclusive pictures show the new series will be a heady mix of romance, illicit love and class struggle. Business as usual, in other words.
The steamy love triangle of Poldark, his wife Demelza, and his former love Elizabeth remains at the heart of the show – a relationship now complicated by the fact that Elizabeth is just a month away from giving birth.
Her villainous husband George Warleggan is already gloating about his progeny but it would take just one indiscretion to wipe that smug smile off his face.
Poldark returns to BBC1 at 9pm tonight.