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Graduate

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Date: May 14 3:45 PM, 2008
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Dont get me wrong, i love Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte but i cant understand why they keep making new productions when Poldark (which was a proven success for the BBC ) has never been looked at again. I know the HTV fiasco probably put some producers off but i would have thought that the success of programmes like Sharpe and Hornblower would have convinced them that serial period drama still gets the viewers.

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Date: May 14 2:57 PM, 2008
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I am a major Janeite who saw every movie they ever made, until recently.  Now I can't keep up with them. 

We're used to a number of Elizabeth Bennetts, though.  A new Poldark could be harder on that account.  They'd have to have new actors. 

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Date: May 11 8:57 PM, 2008
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Welcome, and you're right about that Jane Austen bit. I go to sleep with Public Television on at night (TV helps me sleep), and it seems every time I wake up, there's another Jane Austen special on. I haven't seen Poldark on the station in years. wtf.gif

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Date: May 8 3:48 PM, 2008
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I will make some enquiries, i would love to add more poldark and people seem to want to see it on you tube. I just cant understand why the BBC dont remake poldark, they seem to redo jane austen every ten years!



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Date: May 7 9:31 AM, 2008
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Hi McW

Agreed anything that spreads Poldark has to be a good thing so good luck with your great efforts on YouTube. Not sure on this but it could possibly be argued that it's of solely educational value as we're a Literary Society, so adding a prominent link to the main Poldark website and this Forum might be a help ? However definitely best to check this first with any relevant on-line UK legal firms to get some idea. For instance to find them, you could try doing some Google searches on various combinations of words such as "Copyright internet literary educational" and so on.... and see what turns up.

I've also thought that Verity would have been an excellent steadying influence on Jeremy too, the way she had always been with Ross, when (taking care not to give any storylines away !) he was having problems with you know who - [...y].

Thanks and keep posting away then we'll soon get things humming I hope !

Greg smile


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Date: May 7 8:39 AM, 2008
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Hi Greg, thanks for reply. You spotted the youtube link then? I keep meaning to put more on as i have had lots of requests but im a bit wary of copyright issues but then i think if it brings poldark to more people then surely that can only be a good thing.
I agree with your comments about Verity and Francis, i was also a bit disapointed that she almost disapeared once she had moved to falmouth. She didnt really get much of a mention once she was settled and yet i always liked her character and thought her a good influence on the whole family. I agree that Norma Streader played the part beautifully and like you, its her i picture when reading the books.

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Date: May 6 9:51 PM, 2008
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Hi and welcome back to the Forum ! smile

I liked your excerpts on You Tube - I thought I'd seen your name somewhere ! Your favourite character is presumably Verity then ?  I've always thought Norma Streader was probably one of the best casted characters in the whole series, and whenever I read or think about the books I automatically think of her. Francis too was an excellent choice as well so they made for an easy pairing, especially Verity's understandings of his reasons for drinking which she always conveyed so well to Ross and which in turn always unsettled him nicely ! Though I've thought once or twice that it was a pity WG never went into much detail about their younger lives together,  perhaps she might have then been able to delay Elizabeth's decision until Ross came back, ensuring for a few more interesting fireworks with Demelza later !!

Look forward to lots of Poldark chats in the future ! smile

Greg



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Date: May 6 2:25 PM, 2008
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Hello , i have been member of this forum for quite a while but i dont know if ihave posted before(!)
i have been a fan of the novels since i was 14, a long time ago! I read them before i watched the series (i read the books just after the series was first aired in the early 70s, i just didnt watch it first time round!) SO the books are my first love.
I still love reading the books and talking about Poldark. I had the good fortune to attend two of the Poldark appreciation society lunches in 1993 and 1994 and so met several of the actors who appeared in the series as well as the wonderfully talented Winston Graham.
I will take a look at the discussion topics as Poldark is a subject i can discuss at length!
Ps i am 47 , live in suffok UK, work part time as a midwife, married with two children  and a true poldark die hard in that i named my daughter Verity!biggrin

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