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Date: Aug 8 7:07 PM, 2017
"The Future" by Stella Poldark

Edited by Ross Poldark

Stella Poldark wrote:

 Mrs G - Thank you for clarifying Hendrawna beach.

In the past Aidan has said he wouldn't want to play an older Ross. Eleanor Tomlinson clearly had her own views about Demelza's character. It does appear that these two actors have been pandered to at the expense of the books. Aidan I imagine has not read beyond the first two books but Eleanor claims she has read them as the work has gone along. I agree with you that DH will continue to go her own way and the audience figures will probably allow her to do that. I feel as you do about a lost opportunity and I, too, have no hope of being around to see another production. If I had a name at the BBC I would write a letter about this.

There always will be comfort in the books but it is lovely to have a visual perspective and, on a positive note, I think the filming sites have been wonderful and have, at times, saved this production to some extent.


 Of course, Stella, that Hendrawna is not Poldark land means nothing to DH.  She is showing less respect for WG with each episode.  The newspaper reviews are all pro the series, but I suspect they don't know the real story. Someone only has to strip their shirt off to excite the reviewers.

The best of all the series so far; the scenery, closely followed by the opening music.  I am extremely lucky to see the scenery whenever I wish to. Last evening it occurred to me that apart from one at Pally's shop, no horse was ridden in the final episode, despite the many miles covered in seconds...  Am I correct?

-- Edited by Mrs Gimlett on Tuesday 8th of August 2017 05:41:01 PM

 Yes Anne Dudley's music was excellent I thought throughout all 3 series. I hadn't noticed that no horse was ridden but now you mention it I cannot think of one either. There was George in his carriage but no one riding a horse.

I have just had a post about series 4 and what we can expect. Here it is:-

Poldark series four likely to air in early summer 2018

 Poldark series three is over but what of series four?

The signs are that the next run will, like series three, air in the early summer of next year, can reveal.

Filming on series four is due to begin in September and BBC sources suggest that executives were so pleased with its performance for series three where ratings averaged around 5m viewers in the overnights that they plan to repeat the summer scheduling experiment next year.

Scriptwriter Debbie Horsfield told I think it has held its own over the summer and so I am guessing that and it is a guess that theres no reason to change that.

The thing about the English weather is its so terrible and its still raining outside anyway so people stay in to watch TV. Everyones pleased with the viewing figures and so many people are watching.

We start filming in September so we have the freedom to air it in the summer but we have no idea yet.

A BBC source added: We fully expect series four to air in early summer again.

Poldark traditionally aired in autumn but series three was switched to air earlier this year in what has been widely interpreted as a bid to avoid clashing with ITVs period series Victoria, which is made by the same production company Mammoth Screen.


But what will happen in series four of Poldark?

Horsfield says it will draw on the final third of Winston Grahams sixth Poldark book The Four Swans and all of book seven, The Angry Tide.

The action of series four will run until the Christmas period of 1799. The next book The Stranger from the Sea, which is the eighth in the series of 12 starts in 1810, a leap of more than ten years. This will be the start of series five, which revealed is expected to be the final series of the show.

Series four will find Aidan Tuners Ross Poldark in Westminster.

According to Horsfield, He does take Georges seat. He beats George. At the end of this series we see him coming to the realisation that next time a seat is offered he has to take it.

Hes not desperate to head off to Westminster but a catastrophic happening in episode one of series four makes him realise that in order to have the power to effect any change he needs to get out of his comfort zone.

Horsfield added that the change of scene will be a treat for viewers.

Its very much Cornwall-based but there are so many characters and flavours and one of those flavours is London.

Thats a thing we havent really seen. We saw it when Caroline was in London. There are whole sequences where we go to London and thats a really exciting new flavour to it. We will meet real characters, like [Prime Minister] William Pitt and [anti-slavery campaigner] William Wilberforce. There are some wonderful affirming storylines and some utterly tragic ones coming up.

She added that Ross and Demelza strive to work through this sticky patch following her infidelity with Hugh Armitage at the end of series three.

What we explore in the fourth series, essentially, is her reasons for this little excursion, shall we say, are many and complex.

I have often thought in a way it was the perfect storm of Hugh being an opportunist, playing on her sympathies, Ross being occupied elsewhere, Demelza sort of in a way enjoying being wooed and courted in a way which she hadnt been in the early stages by Ross because she obviously went from being his servant to his wife.

She added that things look up for Morwenna and Drake gradually and that Prudies common-law husband Jud Paynter (Phil Davis) wont be seen in series four.

Tholly Tregirls, the colourful piratical figure from Ross youth played by Sean Gilder, will be returning in series four, as will Prudie (Beatie Edney), repulsive cleric Osborne Whitworth (Christian Brassington) and Hugh Armitage (Josh Whitehouse). Could the latter be out to cause yet more trouble for Ross and Demelza?

There will also be another fabulous new villain called Monk Adderley, adds Horsfield.

I think the character people will enjoy most is Monk Adderley. Hes completely amoral but such a vividly drawn character. Ross encounters him in London. Ross really does clash with him. Hes a friend of Georges, thats how they first meet and another one everyone will love to hate.

I for one cant wait."

So we know what to expect - more of the same no doubt. The scripts for series 4 have already been written it seems so any letters of protest about series 3 will fall on deaf ears. For now though, I am happy to embrace the books which never let us down.


-- Edited by Ross Poldark on Tuesday 8th of August 2017 07:13:14 PM

-- Edited by Ross Poldark on Tuesday 8th of August 2017 07:14:27 PM


"Perfection is a full stop .... Ever the climbing but never the attaining Of the mountain top." W.G.



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