Returning: Poldark

The fifth and final season begins on ABC next month.

The fifth and final season of Poldark begins on ABC next month.

This premiered on BBC last week.

It is a new century and with it comes the promise of a hopeful future, but the past casts a long shadow over Cornwall. Following the death of Elizabeth, Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) resolves to put Westminster behind him and spend more time with the people he loves.

Episode One:
The Poldarks look forward to life together in peace, but a plea from Ross’ old Army Colonel, Ned
Despard (Vincent Regan), compels him to the capital to help. As Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson)
manages their affairs in Cornwall she encounters disenchantment and a new opponent, Tess (Sofia Oxenham). George (Jack Farthing) meanwhile struggles to engage with the world after Elizabeth’s death and it falls to Cary (Pip Torrens) to expand the family empire as Valentine (Woody Norman) struggles to find his place within it.

Arriving in London, Ross (Aidan Turner) finds it gripped with paranoia and is determined to save Ned from the conspiracy that imprisoned him. George enters into an alliance with a merchant behind Ned’s imprisonment, Ralph Hanson (Peter Sullivan), whose business is in upholding the slave trade.

8:30pm Saturday August 17 on ABC.

2 Responses

  1. This season is a step into the unknown, as the books jump a decade. The summary above already adds characters. The writer has already shown that she had trouble using the author’s excellent narrative, so I am not overly hopeful when she has free rein to invent the storyline.

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