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Date: May 12 7:56 PM, 2018
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Stella, thanks for the insights. I am used to the American TV networks, which traditionally locked series schedules into place months in advance. I suspect PBS already has its premiere date for "Poldark" Season 4 set in stone, but it will not be announced until BBC announces its premiere date even though the series won't be airing here until autumn. 



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Date: May 10 10:51 PM, 2018
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Dark Mare wrote:

Is such secretiveness about the start date for the next season of an established television series commonplace in the UK? Is it done to build enthusiasm for the show's return? 


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It's down to the BBC who do, on some occasions change the start dates. So there is an embargo on any information about this. What I picked up is that it won't be any time in May. My guess would be Sunday 10th June but it is only a guess. My only guess about the reason is to avoid clashing with other very popular programmes. The BBC appears to like a clear run for the first episode and there are some very popular programmes showing on other channels this month.

The other aspect to this is that audience figures determine whether there will be further series. Mammoth are hoping to dramatise all the books but this has to be agreed one series at a time. There is another factor in going beyond series 5 which may add to the difficulty. New contracts will have to be agreed with the main actors. I would think that the BBC might find it difficult to end the series with the end of 'The Miller's Dance' but who knows.



-- Edited by Stella Poldark on Thursday 10th of May 2018 10:53:10 PM

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Is such secretiveness about the start date for the next season of an established television series commonplace in the UK? Is it done to build enthusiasm for the show's return? 



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Stella Poldark wrote:
Pollie wrote:

Aww. Thank you for this info. I am so excited for the first episode. I know you cant say much about content but if you feel you can can you answer if it stays true to the books or are there lots of new bits added by Debbie. So frustrating we have no air date yet.


 Pollie - I could recognise some of The Four Swans but Debbie Horsfield has changed things still. It is difficult to say much from just one episode but I think the characters will be closer to the books, if not all the story lines.


 Ah, I thought so. Oh well, whilst some complain about it not staying true to the books (including me sometimes too), there are also some changes which I really have appreciated. We'll see.



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Pollie wrote:

Aww. Thank you for this info. Iām so excited.fir the first episode. I know you canāt say much about content but if you feel you can can you answe if it stays true to the books or are there lots of new bits added by Debbie. So frustrating we have no air date yet.


 Pollie - I could recognise some of The Four Swans but Debbie Horsfield has changed things still. It is difficult to say much from just one episode but I think the characters will be closer to the books, if not all the story lines.



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Aww. Thank you for this info. I am so excited.for the first episode. I know you cant say much about content but if you feel you can can you answerif it stays true to the books or are there lots of new bits added by Debbie. So frustrating we have no air date yet.



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Little Henry wrote:

Stella,

How lucky of you to be there!  I was just now reading about it online and got excited and scared at the same time.  So nice of you to tell us your feelings about it and it sounds encouraging.  Did you win tickets or just apply? 

Have been thinking of adding something to another topic so will do that now.

 


 Little Henry - It was partly luck but mainly down to my membership of the British Film Institute that I got tickets for this event. Members are able to buy tickets 2 days before the public and they were all sold by then with some members unable to get tickets. 



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Date: May 3 11:12 PM, 2018
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Stella,

How lucky of you to be there!  I was just now reading about it online and got excited and scared at the same time.  So nice of you to tell us your feelings about it and it sounds encouraging.  Did you win tickets or just apply? 

Have been thinking of adding something to another topic so will do that now.

 



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Yesterday I went to the Poldark Series 4 Preview at the BFI in London. We watched the entire first episode but we were all sworn to secrecy. There will be a series 5 but which books it will cover was not announced. The panel comprised Debbie Horsfield, Karen Thrussel and Aidan Turner. Eleanor Tomlinson was away working but had recorded a message for the event. 

Although I cannot give details of the first episode I can tell you that it tore at the heart strings causing feelings of anger, distress, happiness and relief. For me it was a powerful episode and appeared to be better quality than we saw in series 3.

We were refused any information on when it will start but many people think it may be later this month.

At the end many cast members who had sat among the audience lingered and spoke to any of us who spoke to them. This was a new experience. Prudie, Morwenna, Drake, Sam, Tom Harry, Andrew Graham, Ossie were all there and perhaps others too. It will not be long before we are discussing series 4 here.



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