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 White Queen) with a special appearance by Robin Ellis who starred as Ross in the original 1975 television adaptation of Poldark. Ellis will play a vicar in two of the episodes.
Based on The Poldark Novels by Winston Graham, Poldark tells the story of British officer Ross Poldark, who returns to his native Cornwall after the Revolutionary War following his escape as a prisoner of war. Life doesn’t get any better for Poldark as, upon his return, he finds that because he was believed dead, his home has fallen into ruin and his estate has shifted to his mercenary uncle following the death of his father.
The newest adaptation of Poldark will have big shoes to fill as the original 1975 version with Robin Ellis remains one of the most popular series in both BBC and PBS drama history. Are you looking forward to the 2015 adaptation on BBC1 and PBS?