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POLDARK Season 4 On MASTERPIECE

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark.
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Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark.

Airs Sundays, Sept. 30-Nov. 18, 2018 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Saturdays, Oct. 6-24 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2

Can Poldark change his destiny, restore his lost fortune, and reclaim his love?

POLDARK, Season 4 premieres Sept. 30, 2018 on MASTERPIECE.

It's 1796, and to defend Cornwall and those he loves from an empowered George, Ross must play the political game on a journey that takes him to the nation's capital and into new perils.

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EPISODE GUIDE:

Episode 1 airs Sunday, Sept. 30 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Saturday, Oct. 6 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2 - The Prime Minister calls an election and uncertainty grips the country. Ross watches Cornwall suffer under the power of Truro’s MP, George Warleggan, while Demelza remains caught between Ross and a lovesick Hugh.

The Enyses contemplate having a child and Elizabeth seeks the same to secure her marriage. Morwenna uses Osborne’s affair with her sister Rowella to keep the reverend’s advances at bay. Sam and Drake are blamed for a murder, and Ross finds himself powerless to save his brothers-in-law.

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Tom York as Sam Carne and Harry Richardson as Drake Carne.
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Tom York as Sam Carne and Harry Richardson as Drake Carne.

Episode 2 airs Sunday, Oct. 7 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Saturday, Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. - The Poldarks determine to get their relationship on track and the Enyses announce they’re expecting a child. Hugh’s health prevents him for standing in the election, so the candidacy is offered to Ross — but will he accept?

Left to right: Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark, Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza, Gabriella Wilde as Caroline and Luke Norris as Dwight.
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Left to right: Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark, Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza, Gabriella Wilde as Caroline and Luke Norris as Dwight.

Episode 3 airs Sunday, Oct. 14 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2 - Ross makes his maiden speech in Parliament and finds some notoriety in London, where he also re-unites with a now adolescent Geoffrey Charles.

In Cornwall, Demelza contends with a failing mine and fixing Drake’s broken heart. Dwight and Caroline welcome a baby daughter, Sarah, into the world but Dwight’s happiness is short lived as he makes a disturbing diagnosis.

George hosts an extravagant party at Trenwith in the hope of buying his way back into Parliament and his new friend, the dangerous socialite Monk Adderley, makes the necessary introductions to set George on his way.

Jack Farthing as George Warleggan.
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Jack Farthing as George Warleggan.

Episode 4 airs Sunday, Oct. 21 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2 - While George continues plotting his return to Westminster, Ross is reunited with his family at home. Then tragedy strikes in Cornwall, forcing him from the quiet life into action again.

Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza.
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Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza.

Episode 5 airs Sunday, Oct. 28 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Saturday, Nov. 3 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2 - To his frustration, Ross faces successive failures in Westminster and he is advised to take a slyer approach. Back in Cornwall, Demelza continues her matchmaking efforts.

Left to right: Jack Farthing as George, John Hopkins as Sir Francis Basset and Aidan Turner as Ross.
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Left to right: Jack Farthing as George, John Hopkins as Sir Francis Basset and Aidan Turner as Ross.

Episode 6 airs Sunday, Nov. 4 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2 - George finds the opportunity to ruin a business rival and the Poldarks in the process. Ross whisks Demelza off for a passionate getaway in London, and Elizabeth has news for George.

Left to right: Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza and Aidan Turner as Ross.
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Left to right: Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza and Aidan Turner as Ross.

Episode 7 airs Sunday, Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Saturday, Nov. 17 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2 - The Warleggans' domestic bliss comes under threat, and as Morwenna takes fate into her own hands, Ross and Demelza encounter deadly complications on their vacation.

Left to right: Jack Farthing as George Warleggan and Heida Reed as Elizabeth Warleggan.
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Left to right: Jack Farthing as George Warleggan and Heida Reed as Elizabeth Warleggan.

Episode 8 airs Sunday, Nov. 18 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Saturday, Nov. 24 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2 - Elizabeth hopes to persuade George that Valentine is his child. Ross tries to mend things with Demelza. Dwight delivers the Warleggans a daughter and George tells Elizabeth of his knighthood. The Poldarks look to a new century of change together.

Left to right: Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza Poldark and Harry Richardson as Drake Carne.
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Left to right: Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza Poldark and Harry Richardson as Drake Carne.

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See all the new POLDARK Season 4 episodes starting Sunday night with KPBS Passport. Seasons 1-3 are available to watch too!

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CREDITS:

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 Michael Ray and directed by Joss Agnew and Brian Kelly. 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.