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Date: Jun 19 1:46 PM, 2009
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You know Caroline, I think you've hit the nail right on the head there!  You're so right, the TV series definitely has the feel of a good theatre production which gives such timeless appeal.  Unlike a lot of other costume dramas, it shows both sides of the coin in equal measure, the elegant, privileged side of life and the poverty stricken, grubby, shabby and smelly side of things so convincingly, which gives it such everlasting authenticity.
Always wondered when Ross picks Jud up by the scruff and throws him head first into the farmyard manure if it was the real thing?!confusecowtwo.gif  Poor Jud, you can almost smell him, he's such a good actor!!

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Date: Jun 14 9:54 PM, 2009
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What I really liked about the television series was the fact that it felt like theatre. Even though it cost fortunes to make, it never looked showy or too polished. You could imagine sitting in the front row and seeing the Nampara set in front of you. That, for me, makes it stand out (as well as fabulous stories, terrific actors etc etc biggrin)

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Date: Jun 14 9:39 PM, 2009
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Hi there Jackuk and welcome to the site where we love to talk about Poldark.  Totally agree with you that the TV series is still as fresh and enjoyable today as it was in 1975, there is something so fundamentally enchanting and endearing about it that it it just never loses its appeal.  Of course, the books are sheer literary genius and provided a treasure chest of material for the script writers and the TV production was brought to life by wonderfully talented actors, who breathed success into the filming and made the parts their own.
Hope to see you here again soon to join the rest of us talking Poldark to our heart's content. 

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Date: Jun 14 7:26 PM, 2009
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Hello

I remember "Poldark" being shown on the BBC when I was a child, although I didn't watch it.

I have since read the novels and seen the series repeated on UK TV History (now known as Yesterday). I have also bought the DVDs so that I can watch it at my leisure. I thought it was wonderful. It is still as fresh and engaging as if it was made last year, not over 30 years ago.

I suppose that the long standing appeal of the programme is beside the fact that it is well written and well acted that, like any period piece, it does not date. You cannot tell that it was made over 30 years ago.



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