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    Any other fans out there ?

    I normally dislike costume /period type dramas but I loved this .

    Became the proud owner of a VHS boxed set some years ago ( might treat myself to the DVD set this Christmas . )



    I watched it on TV when it was originally shown , but when I got my boxed set , I was working nights shelf stacking in a supermarket ( oh , the glamour ).

    As I turned the tins around so that they all faced to the front , I would look forward to getting home & watching Poldark until the early hours ( or until I fell asleep , whichever was the soonest :)

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    Me me me!



    I only saw it first about 5 years ago but I love it. Just got back from Cornwall so have had the dvds out again!



    Great name btw - my favourite Poldark character

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    another old thread that i've exhumed!!!

    i've watched an episode of poldark for the first time yesterday and enjoyed it-(mostly due to the wainscoted rooms and cornwall setting)so i've bitten the bullet(or should i say musket ball) and bought the series 1 part1 boxset,it was only �9 but i'd be interested in other members views on this series?

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    Terrific series with lots of fine performances...Angharad Rees, Robin Ellis, Clive Francis,Ralph Bates, Judy Geeson,Jane Wymark, Julie Dawn Cole....

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    Currently playing on UKTV History on Freeview.....

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    name='cully']Terrific series with lots of fine performances...Angharad Rees, Robin Ellis, Clive Francis,Ralph Bates, Judy Geeson,Jane Wymark, Julie Dawn Cole....


    dunno if you know but does ralph bates have a role in 'star wars'? i thought i recognised an actor in the episode i saw and the name ralph bates rings a bell

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    The first series is one of my favorite shows of all time. (Series two is also good, just not as good imo)

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    By Tre, Pol and Pen

    Shall ye know all Cornishmen

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    Whatever happened to Robin Ellis ?

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    Dunno but we watched the series as a family when it was first on, and as soon as it was available on DVD I bought it.....Good Times!

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    they don t seem to be making quality TV like Poldark anymore





    the BBC replied with a series set in Cornwall too.... just can't think of the name......

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    name='lovegod']Whatever happened to Robin Ellis ?


    He's still working.



    LINK: Robin Ellis (I)



    LINK: Robin Ellis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    Here he is with Angharad Rees in 2003.




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    name='lovegod']they don t seem to be making quality TV like Poldark anymore





    the BBC replied with a series set in Cornwall too.... just can't think of the name......


    The BBC followed up Poldark with Penmarric which was set c1900-1930 and was only 13 episodes. I liked it but it didn't capture the public imagination like Poldark did,

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    The later Poldark series with John Bowe similarly failed to catch on.

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    name='CaptainWaggett']The BBC followed up Poldark with Penmarric which was set c1900-1930 and was only 13 episodes. I liked it but it didn't capture the public imagination like Poldark did,


    i came across 'penmarric' when visiting the bbc shop website,i hadn't heard of it before but may try it!

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    name='batman']The later Poldark series with John Bowe similarly failed to catch on.


    Wasn't that just a one-off film? It was mostly notable for giving early major roles to Ioan Gruffudd and Kelly Rielly

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    name='CaptainWaggett']Wasn't that just a one-off film? It was mostly notable for giving early major roles to Ioan Gruffudd and Kelly Rielly


    I only watched the one which I thought was a 'pilot' for a new series. It was dire so they probably didn't commission the series.

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    I think it might have been a failed pilot. Problem was that they alienated the fans by re-casting the leads though John Bowes and Mel Martin weren't exactly A-list (even ITV a-list!)

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    name='CaptainWaggett']I think it might have been a failed pilot. Problem was that they alienated the fans by re-casting the leads though John Bowes and Mel Martin weren't exactly A-list (even ITV a-list!)


    I thought everything about it was dire, an elaborate nasty practical joke designed to irritate the people who loved the original. I mean...John Bowe and Mel Martin! Nothing against them as actors but the former is totally unsuitable as a romantic lead and the cuddly Demelza would have, if anything, put on weight with age not become the hollow cheeked Mel. I also recall finding Clowance's accent very funny but can't remember why. Did it come out as Irish??



    I tell a lie. The photography was quite good.



    The only thing I recall about the fairly enjoyable Penmarric is how beautiful Annabel Leventon was!

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    The only thing I recall about the fairly enjoyable Penmarric is how beautiful Annabel Leventon was!


    Penmarric was notable for being one of the few costume dramas to have featured a gay regular character (played by Rupert Frazer) although a very repressed one.

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