Returning: Poldark

Another UK drama gets the fast-tracked treatment at ABC.

ABC is fast-tracking the third season of Poldark into the schedule.

The 10 part series resumes at 8:30pm Sunday June 18, less than a week after its UK broadcast.

This is the quickest the show has ever screened on Australian screens, and follows Grantchester being fastracked last month.

Adapted from Winston Graham’s novels, Poldark is the brooding drama set in 18th-century Cornwall about Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) who is set on the passionate quest to turn around the fortunes of his late father’s estate. Following hot on the heels of the second series, the third instalment in this epic Cornish drama, brings a host of new characters and worlds into play. 1794: Ross must traverse new family, new love, and new conflicts, as the French revolution casts a shadow over life in Cornwall. Facing battles both at home and abroad, will Ross answer the call and risk losing everything he holds dear? Our hero, Ross Poldark tries to rebuild his marriage to Demelza (Elanor Tomlinson), but their fragile peace is disturbed by the arrival of her deeply Methodist brothers Sam (Tom York) and Drake Carne (Harry Richardson).

Production Details
Poldark is filmed on location in Cornwall and the Bristol area and at The Bottle Yard Studios. Poldark is a nine-part series written and created for television by Debbie Horsfield (Cutting It, The Riff Raff Element) and directed by Joss Agnew (Brief Encounters, Mr Selfridge) and Stephen Woolfenden (The Halcyon, Doctor Who). It is produced by Roopesh Parekh (And Then There Were None, The Hollow Crown) and Michael Ray and the executive producers are Debbie Horsfield, Karen Thrussell, Tom Mullens and Damien Timmer for Mammoth Screen and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for the BBC.

Cast include: Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner), Demelza Poldark (Eleanor Tomlinson), Elizabeth Warleggan (Heida Reed), George Warleggan (Jack Farthing), Dr Dwight Enys (Luke Norris), Caroline Penvenen (Gabriella Wilde), Prudie Paynter (Beatie Edney), Ray Penvenen (John Nettles), Aunt Agatha (Caroline Blakiston), Morwenna Chynoweth (Ellise Chappell), Drake Carne (Harry Richardson), Sam Carne (Tom York), Geoffrey Charles (Harry Marcus), Captain Henshawe (John Hollingworth), Paul Daniels (Ed Browning), Tom Harry (Turlough Convery), Zacky Martin (Tristan Sturrock), Tom Carne (Mark Frost), Rev Dr Halse (Robin Ellis), Harris Pascoe (Richard Hope), Tholly Tregirls (Sean Gilder), Sir Francis Bassett (John Hopkins), Lt. Hugh Armitage (Josh Whitehouse).

8:30pm Sunday June 18 on ABC.

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