It’s a steamier ‘Poldark’ coming to PBS and BBC One

In 1975, Robin Ellis captivated audiences on both sides of the pond with his brilliant portrayal of the dashing British officer, Captain Ross Poldark in Poldark. Now, 40 years later, the BBC and PBS are giving the series a bit of a steamier 21st century reboot with a new television adaptation based on the novels of […]

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First video of ‘Poldark’ re-do set for June premiere on PBS.

The rebel of Cornwall rides again! Poldark, one of the most popular British period dramas of all-time is getting a 21st century make-over this Summer on PBS. No date has been set as of yet for a BBC One transmission in the UK. Set in late 18th century Cornwall and based on the ‘Poldark’ novels by Winston […]

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PBS adds to drama line-up at Winter TCA Press Tour!

Probably because I don’t have to attend, I always look forward to this time of year. No, not the Super Bowl, but rather the Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour (TCA) in Pasadena, California which is one of two times a year (July being the other) that viewers get a glimpse of what will be headed […]

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‘Lovejoy’ next in line, after ‘Poldark’, for a possible re-do

Ok, maybe not B.A.R.S. (before Antiques Roadshow) but definitely before the the likes of Bargain Hunt, Flog It! and Cash in the Attic, was Lovejoy which starred Ian McShane (Deadwood) as the less than honorable yet inexplicably likeable rogue antique dealer, Lovejoy. For 71 episodes over 6 series from 1986 to 1994, Lovejoy’s keen detective eye for antiques gave him the necessary tools […]

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BBC's Poldark turns Ammerdown into 18th Century Cornwall

Following filming stints in Bristol, Cornwall, Bath and Corsham, the forthcoming BBC1 production of Poldark with Aidan Turner (Being Human, The Hobbit) as Ross Poldark, heads to Ammerdown in Somerset this week. The production, slated for a 2015 transmission on BBC1 and PBS in the States also stars Eleanor Tomlinson (Death Comes to Pemberley, The […]

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'Mapp and Lucia' to get re-boot in 2015

2014-2015 looks to be quite an ambitious drama slate for BBC One. Death in Paradise and Call the Midwife will each return for their fourth series in 2015. New commissions will feature two new Agatha Christie adaptations, And Then There Were None and Partners in Crime. Aidan Turner (Being Human, The Hobbit), Eleanor Tomlinson (Death […]

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BBC1 to adapt 'Poldark' for 2015

Longtime BBC and PBS viewers will no doubt remember Robin Ellis in the title role as British officer Captain Ross Poldark, who returns to his native Cornwall after the American Revolutionary War in the late 18th century. Based on the novels written by Winston Graham, Poldark aired on BBC1 and PBS in the mid-70’s. Considered […]

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