Happy 45th, ‘Poldark’!

Looking at the calendar, it’s hard to believe it is already October. Can someone tell me what happened to March through September?? It’s also hard to believe that yesterday, Monday, October 5th, marked the 45th anniversary of the UK premiere of Poldark. It was such a treat to open an email yesterday morning and spend time reading how Robin Ellis, the original Captain Ross Poldark, marked the anniversary.

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Exclusive pics from the ‘Poldark’ set as S3 gets an Oct 1 airdate on PBS!

Once again, to the delight of longtime Poldark fans, the original Captain Ross Poldark, Robin Ellis, has taken a break from his home in the picturesque French countryside and put aside his culinary passions for a brief moment to appear the new series of Poldark as Reverand Halse, the clergyman with whom Ross shares the coach on his journey home to […]

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Happy 41st, Captain Ross Poldark!

Forty-one years ago, today, on October 5, 1975, Poldark, with Robin Ellis as Captain Ross Poldark, premiered on the BBC. The popular series, which was based on the first four of Winston Graham’s Poldark novels and which also starred Angharad Rees, Jill Townsend, Clive Frances and Ralph Bates, went on to run for 29 episodes […]

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Are you ready for some ‘Poldark’? S2 premieres tonight on PBS.

At long last, the return of Poldark is upon us. For those that have been (im)patiently needing to learn the fate of Captain Ross Poldark, we are mere hours away from the 2-hour premiere of series 2 at 8:00pET/7:00pCT on PBS. The new Poldark took America by storm when it premiered last year as present day fans of […]

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Did the German version of Fawlty Towers ever ‘mention the war’?

As we celebrated the 41st anniversary this past week of Fawlty Towers, I thought it would fun to take a look back at how the greatest situation comedy of all-time made the leap to German broadcaster RTL. The first ever non-English adaptation of the John Cleese/Connie Booth bit of brilliance occurred in 2001 with a pilot set […]

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‘Poldark Revealed’ goes BTS Sunday ahead of ‘Poldark’ S2 premiere on PBS next week

As Poldark fans in the States ready themselves for the September 25 second season return, PBS has a little behind-the-scenes gift coming your way in Poldark Revealed airing this Sunday from 9:00pET/8:00CT. New to the table Poldark fans might think the overarching debate centers around whether or not Aidan Turner will remove his shirt again this year but the […]

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Alistair Cooke introduces a 1977 America to Captain Ross Poldark

In just two short weeks, it’s safe to say that life hasn’t been very kind to Captain Ross Poldark. As he returns to Cornwall from the battlefield, he not only finds his father dead, but is also confronted with an estate in ruins and sweetheart Elizabeth engaged to another. And that’s just the beginning of […]

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‘Poldark’ – 6 reasons to look forward to June 21 on PBS!

While we continue to belabor the notion that we must find the ‘next’ Downton Abbey quickly (I know, the DA body isn’t even cold yet and we’re desperately seeking a replacement), the current heir-apparent, Poldark, is just around the corner, premiering on PBS’ Masterpiece series beginning Sunday, June 21 at 9:00p ET/8:00p CT. For those […]

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