Tuesday 28 October 2014

Original British Drama Trailer Featuring Poldark

Here is a quick glimpse of the new BBC drama Poldark featuring Aidan Turner as Ross, on the Original British Drama trailer for BBC One.

Watch on the link below and click on 'Poldark' when it appears on screen and you can watch clips from the show.
Many thanks to  for this info and link.


Sunday 26 October 2014

Watch Ruby Bentall and Luke Norris in 'Dead Meat'

Here's a chance to see two of Poldark's cast, Ruby Bentall and Luke Norris, together in the short film Dead Meat. Ruby and Luke play Verity and Dwight Enys in Poldark. Dead Meat sees them as young lovers facing a tragedy.

Dead Meat was made for Colchester Film Festival's 60 Hour Film Challenge and is shortlisted for the award to be announced on Sunday 26 October, 2014. It is directed and edited by Kingsley Hoskins, one of Poldark's Assistant Directors and is a Cut To production.

Dead Meat - 60 Hour Film Challenge from Kingsley Hoskins on Vimeo.

Sunday 19 October 2014

On This Day in 1975...

On this day, Sunday 19 October, in 1975 the third episode of  Poldark was aired in the UK on BBC1.

Here is the entry in the Radio Times for that week.

This episode of Poldark was sandwiched between Songs of Praise and Film of the Week: Charge of the Light Brigade, in a day with programmes that included Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, Alias Smith and Jones and Ballet Shoes. The information appeared in the Radio Times issue dated 18-24 October, 1975.

Here are the Radio Times episode synopses for parts 1 and 2 of Poldark.

Episode 1: 5 October, 1975

Episode 2: 12 October, 1975

Source: BBC Genome 

Monday 13 October 2014

Aidan Turner Becomes Queen's University Patron

Via QUPlayers facebook

Aidan Turner has become the official patron of the drama society at Queen's University Belfast. The announcement, made on Queen's University Players  facebook page on 9 October, 2014, was followed the following day by a secret visit from Aidan himself.

The students said that Aidan was an 'absolute joy to chat to' and that he was 'over the moon to be invited'.

Aidan said, '"I'm delighted to be invited by QUP to become its patron. The significant role of university drama in the professional arts world is well established; but even if you don’t want to be the next Liam Neeson or Stephen Rea, there is no better place for students at Queens to express and develop their creativity than with the Players. I look forward to sampling some of the society’s defiance, madness and joy during the year."

via QUPlayers facebook

via QUPlayers facebook

Saturday 11 October 2014

Poldark Director Talks About Trailer Leak

Director William McGregor has posted his thoughts about the leak of the Poldark trailer earlier this week on Tumblr.

He explains that the trailer was meant for sales and was of different quality and content to the one the public will see.  But he also comments on how heartened he was by the good response to the trailer on Twitter.

Here is what he says:

'Oct 10 -
The Poldark trailer was leaked this week. At first I wasn’t at all happy about it, as the grade and graphics where completely wrong. The trailer was meant for sales, not for the public. So it wasn’t something that I’d had much involvement in. I’m glad the trailer has now been taken down, as I think its important that we control the first impressions we make with the show, I have a strong vision for the program and feeling a lack of control over the content that went out was terrifying. But the truth is I can now see that a lot of good has come from the trailer leaking… mostly due to the reaction on twitter. Which I must admit I’m relishing in. Its very exciting to see people buzzing about what we are up to. I can’t wait for the show to air. I’m confident its going to be golden. Another plus side is I can repost this beaut of a screen grab*, from my second day of filming down in Cornwall. 

*even if i have regraded it slightly :) '

Screen grab via William McGregor