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Inside Poldark

Relive the thrilling first season of the swashbuckling romantic series with hints of what’s to come for the dashing Captain Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner).
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Relive the thrilling first season of the swashbuckling romantic series with hints of what’s to come for the dashing Captain Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner).

Airs Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Relive the Thrilling First Season of the Swashbuckling Romantic Series And Get a Sneak Peek at Season 2 with Host Robin Ellis, the Original Ross Poldark

When Captain Ross Poldark galloped across the screen during the first season of the thrilling new version of the vintage MASTERPIECE series POLDARK, viewers swooned over the swashbuckling handsome hero who fought vexing villains and set hearts aflame. Now relive the action, adventure and romance with "Inside Poldark," a look back at the first season and a peek at what lies ahead.

Relive the thrilling first season of the swashbuckling romantic series with hints of what’s to come for the dashing Captain Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) and Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson).
Courtesy of © ITV plc (ITV Global Entertainment Ltd)
Relive the thrilling first season of the swashbuckling romantic series with hints of what’s to come for the dashing Captain Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) and Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson).
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Season 2 of POLDARK, which airs on MASTERPIECE, returns Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at 8 p.m. on KPBS-TV. Featuring interviews with cast members, behind-the-scenes footage and more views of that spectacular Cornish coastline, "Inside Poldark" captures the rousing spirit and drama for old and new fans of this engaging British drama. The program is hosted by beloved British actor Robin Ellis, who portrayed Captain Poldark in the original MASTERPIECE hit series over 40 years ago

Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza. Relive the thrilling first season of the swashbuckling romantic series with hints of what’s to come.
Courtesy of © ITV plc (ITV Global Entertainment Ltd)
Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza. Relive the thrilling first season of the swashbuckling romantic series with hints of what’s to come.

Cast members interviewed for "Inside Poldark" include Aidan Turner, who stars as Ross Poldark, Eleanor Tomlinson, who plays the fiery Demelza, and Luke Norris, who portrays Dr. Dwight Enys. Also interviewed are director Richard Senior, MASTERPIECE executive producer Rebecca Eaton and Andrew Graham, son of "Poldark" author Winston Graham, who reveals that Ross Poldark may well be his father’s alter ego.

Although Graham’s novels were published in the 1940s, the character of Ross Poldark continues to fascinate decades later. Through this new version of the drama an entirely different generation is discovering the charming renegade with a passion for life and strong convictions. “This is a story about a real hero and we don’t have enough heroes on TV these days,” said Turner. “He’s a really interesting character, Ross, and there’s something really genuine about his intentions, and his agenda and what he sets out to do.”

Season 1 begins in 1783, a time when Britain is in a crisis of falling wages, rising goods prices, and civil unrest. Dashing and adventurous, Ross Poldark returns home to Cornwall after fighting in the American Revolutionary War to find his world dramatically changed: his family estate is in ruins, his father has died, and his sweetheart is engaged to another.

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Though he is encouraged to pack up and make a new life elsewhere, the stubborn Poldark resolves to change his destiny and restore his lost fortune. As he assembles a motley band of friends and servants, Ross finds a partner equally headstrong to share the twists and turns of his new life. But changing the status quo of this country hamlet creates powerful enemies, and soon Ross is caught between what he knows to be right, and what society dictates.

Give $15 a month or $180 all at once and receive the Inside Poldark Master Combo: featuring a 3-DVD set of Season 1; a 3-DVD set of Season 2; a 4-DVD set of MASTERPIECE: FORSYE SAGA: The Complete Series (available Nov. 7, 2016). This gift includes a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). Also enjoy access to KPBS Passport and myKPBS Film Club. A DVD or Blu-ray combo with POLDARK Season 1 & 2 only is available at the $120 level.
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Give $15 a month or $180 all at once and receive the Inside Poldark Master Combo: featuring a 3-DVD set of Season 1; a 3-DVD set of Season 2; a 4-DVD set of MASTERPIECE: FORSYE SAGA: The Complete Series (available Nov. 7, 2016). This gift includes a KPBS License Plate Frame (if you're a new member). Also enjoy access to KPBS Passport and myKPBS Film Club. A DVD or Blu-ray combo with POLDARK Season 1 & 2 only is available at the $120 level.

WATCH POLDARK SEASON 1 And SEASON 2 ON DEMAND:

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POLDARK, Season 2 is a Mammoth Screen production for the BBC and MASTERPIECE. Based on the novels by Winston Graham, it is written and created for television by Debbie Horsfield, produced by Margaret Mitchell and directed by Will Sinclair, Charles Palmer and Richard Senior. The executive producers are Debbie Horsfield, Karen Thrussell and Damien Timmer for Mammoth Screen, Elizabeth Kilgarriff for the BBC and Rebecca Eaton for MASTERPIECE. It is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

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