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Date: Nov 21 8:50 AM, 2008
RE: New Poldark from BBC
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I think its time the BBC remade Poldark. I think if they were true to the first book this time they could make it a great success again. Obviously the cast would be different but there is a whole new generation out there who do not know the original tv version and so could be impressed all over again. Pride and prejudice and Jane eyre get adapted about every ten years. Its over thirty since Poldark first aired.

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Date: Nov 19 5:44 PM, 2008
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I would love to see the original actors of Ross and Demelza in another Poldark series, but I think that they were both offered 1/2 of what they requested in pay for the ITV series and were then not cast as Ross and Demelza. It never ceases to amaze me that mediocre actors in Hollywood get paid $20 million for a mediocre movie and classics like Poldark are penny pinched and budgeted to the point that the ITV series doesn't seem remotely attached to the original BBC series. Although any thing that is referred to as a "Classic" rarely gets great praise when others who follow try to emulate the original.

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Date: Nov 11 11:30 PM, 2008
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Does anyone else out there believe with me that the BBC should make a third series of Poldark. There is a considerable time difference between the end of series 2 and the next book written and enough books have been written to make a new series - with the beautiful Angharad Rees and the slightly older Robin Ellis. Afficionadoes of the series must be able to accept the difference in ages of the two stars if only to blot out the travesty that ITV tried to impose upon us. The two main actors are still alive although, tragically Ralph Bates (Who made such a good Warleggan) is no longer with us. So many of the cast such s Paul Curran and Mary Wimbush are no longer with us but they will live in our hearts as as Jud and Prudie Painter forever. I dont just pay one Tv licence - since August 2008 and given the fact that I have three children at university - I now have to pay 4 TV licences. Given all the **** that we see on tv and the recent scandals, can we not all get toghether and demand a new series! Unfortunately, Winston Graham is no longer with us but surely someone somewhere could write the screenplay which any lover of Polldark would wish to see. What do you think?

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