Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Monday, 30 March 2015
Our friends in Australia will not have long to wait until they can share the joy that is Poldark.
The first episode of the new BBC adaptation of the Winston Graham novels, starring Aidan Turner (Ross Poldark) and Eleanor Tomlinson (Demelza), will air on Sunday 12 April at 8.40 pm on ABC
Here is the trailer for those in Australia
Poldark won the Sunday night 9 pm viewing once again with 6.3 million viewers. which is 26.6% share of people watching television at that time, reports OvernightsTV. This is slightly up on last week's figure of 6.2 m (26.5%).
The consolidated viewing figure for the week was 7.8 million which, although down on the previous week, put it in second place only to The Voice at 8.1m according to Barb. In weeks one and two Poldark recorded figures 8.7 m and 8.1 m consolidated viewing figures, respectively.
Poldark was the most tweeted about programme on Twitter yesterday! It's the first time the show has topped the charts since it began four weeks ago, although it has always made the Daily Top 5 on a Sunday.
Last night (29 March, 2015) some 7,700 individuals tweeted about Poldark, sending altogether some 17.9k tweets. That's tops Poldark's record over the past weeks on both scores. Prior to this the highest numbers had been in the first week of the drama when there were 11.6k tweets by almost 6,000 individuals, according to KantarMedia.
Last night, of course, was also the BBC #AskPoldark Q&A with Aidan Turner. Trendie WW tweeted
"#AskPoldark" is now trending at rank 1 world wide— TrendieWW - Trends (@TrendieWW) March 29, 2015
Well done all!
@Jamboreetweetie @BBCOne Did anything funny happen on set?
Aidan Turner says hello! We’ll do our best to tackle as many questions as possible. Answers from Aidan will be signed AT. #AskPoldark— BBC One (@BBCOne) March 29, 2015
Thanks for watching the show and for sending in your #AskPoldark questions - it's been fun. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series. AT— BBC One (@BBCOne) March 29, 2015
Sunday, 29 March 2015
|Photo via The Times|
Eleanor Tomlinson plays Demelza in the BBC's new adaptation of Poldark. In an interview with The Times she talks about getting the role, filming Poldark, and Aidan Turner.
When it comes to all those chores Demelza does Eleanor says, "My family make fun of me about the sweeping, because I'm always sweeping onto my feet. And apparently you sweep to the side."
Eleanor also had something to say about the horse-riding. Having ridden since she was two years old, she's a better rider than Aidan, ("although I don't think he'd admit it") who has only ridden in recent years. So in some of the scenes where they ride the same horse it is Eleanor who holds the reins.
Eleanor has signed on for three more series of Poldark, should the BBC give the go-ahead to future seasons. "Everyone is talking about Poldark now," she says. "Everyone is loving it. And that's great... I've done a job that's been received well, and that's the biggest compliment."
Friday, 27 March 2015
Wheal Leisure has still not hit copper and the money is running out. Ross turns to his investors, but finds they are unwilling to throw away good money after bad. They must hit copper soon or Wheal Leisure will have to close after Christmas.
Francis and Elizabeth invite Ross and Demelza to Trenwith for Christmas. Demelza is welcomed into the Trenwith Poldarks and appraised by Aunt Agatha (Caroline Blakiston), who never minces her words.
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
More Gratuitous Nudity Please, We're Cornish
Sunday night's episode of Poldark really got us talking if Twitter is anything to go by.
Poldark trended for the third Sunday running with more people tweeting about the show than the week before, which had the well publicised swim in it. This time it seemed to be mainly the Ross/Demelza kiss and Demelza in that dress that people focussed on. Oh! and the scything.
Poldark came third in the Kantar Twitter TV Ratings for 22 March with just over 10k tweets made by some 5,000 individuals from 30 minutes before the drama to 30 minutes afterwards. RichardIII: The Return of the King topped the ratings with nearly 24k tweets, followed by The Only Way is Essex almost 17k.
Last week there were 7.8k tweets from around 4,000 people and the week before (Episode 1) some 11.6k tweets from almost 6,000 individuals.
Here are just some of the ones about pie!
Cravings after #Poldark.. Pie will do, as I have no darkhaired master available.. Damn you @BBCOne 4 ruining my diet pic.twitter.com/Z9EfYtyBfZ
— Pascale van Zuilen (@Passie2703) March 22, 2015
Poldark just showed me the pie of my dreams.
— Aaron Miller (@aa_miller) March 22, 2015
A pie... What gripping television this makes #poldark
— Freya Judd (@FreyaJudd) March 22, 2015
Monday, 23 March 2015
Viewers continued to enjoy Poldark last night with 6.2 million people watching episode 3, which was 26.5% of all TV viewers (Overnights.TV). Episode 1 had 6.9 million (29%) and episode 2, 6.7 million (28.2").
Poldark is well up on the BBC's viewing average for this 9pm Sunday night slot which has been 5.1 million (21.6%) for the last year. It also soundly beats the competition with Sunday's episodes of Mr Selfridge and Indian Summers drawing 3.7 m and 1.2 m respectively.
The consolidated weekly viewing figures for Poldark episode 2 remained strong at 8.1m compared to 8.7 m the previous week, according to Barb. This put it in third place behind Comic Relief (8.5m) and The Voice Sunday (8.3m) for the week 9-15 March.
Sunday, 22 March 2015
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Britain's biggest bookmaker, William Hill, have shortened the odds on Aidan Turner becoming the next James Bond for the second day in a row, from 33/1 to 10/1.
William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said. 'Poldark is making Darcy look like a dandy. We believe Aidan can write his own ticket after this,'
Music News reports the William Hill odds for the next James Bond as: 2/1 Idris Elba, 9/2 Tom Hardy, 6/1 Henry Cavill, 13/2 Michael Fassbender, 8/1 Jamie Dornan, 10/1 Aidan Turner, 10/1 Orlando Bloom, 10/1 Richard Armitage, 14/1 Dan Stevens, 16/1 Daniel Day-Lewis, 16/1 Gerard Butler, 16/1 James McAvoy, 20/1 Tom Hiddlestone, 25/1 Damian Lewis, 25/1 Sam Worthington, 33/1
I first heard Aidan touted as 'the next James Bond' by an Irish theatre reviewer back in 2006 who had seen him on stage in Cyrano. So at last it seems the world is catching up with how terrific an actor Aidan is.
The TV drama Poldark is the subject of one of the sessions at the Fowey Festival this year.
Screen writer Debbie Horsfield, executive producer Karen Thrussell and Andrew Graham, author Winston Graham's son, will discuss the TV drama and how the new adaptation of the novels came together.
Poldark Novels: The BBC Adaptation is on 9 May, 4-5 pm at St Fimbarrus Church. Tickets cost £12 and can be booked here
Fowey Festival, is Cornwall's leading literary festival. It runs 9 - 16 May. 2015. Follow the link to download a programme.
Many thanks to @godreveylight Jake Blight for this news.
Thursday, 19 March 2015
relationship between him and Demelza. Francis and Elizabeth celebrate the birth of their new son. Ross must fight to save his friend Jim, sparring in court with Reverend Halse.
|Jinny played by Gracee O'Brien|
|Emma Spurgin Hussey as Mrs Zacky Martin|
|Photo: Nick Kenyon|
|Rev.Halse (Robin Ellis)|
and, of course, the Reverend Halse (Robin Ellis)
If you want to look further ahead our Episodes Page but beware of spoilers!
Poldark is to be shown in Africa on ITV Choice following a deal between ITV Studios Global Entertainment and Multichoice, an African pay TV operator, reports C21 Media. While Poldark is a BBC production, ITVS GE are the world wide distributors of the drama.
ITV Choice will show ITV Studios programmes from May 5, 2015 and will air them close to their UK transmission date. The programmes, including Poldark, will be available to DStv Premium customers on DStv channel 123.
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Here is a clip from Episode 3 of Poldark. Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) defends Jim Carter (Alexander Arnold) in court. And, just for good measure, there's TV's original Ross Poldark, Robin Ellis, as Rev. Halse.
The UK edition of the Poldark dvd is now for sale in the US.
The PBS Shop is selling the dvd at the offer price of $39.99. It is available for pre-order with a release date of 7 July, 2015.The additional information says there are three discs with a total running time of 480 minutes which, according to my reckoning, means the dvd contains the eight, sixty minute episodes with no extras. It also has English subtitles.
Poldark will air in the US on 14 June, 2015 on PBS Masterpiece,
Chavenage House in Tetbury, Wiltshire, is used in the new BBC drama Poldark as Trenwith, the Poldark family home.
|via Wilts and Glos Standard|
Owner of Chavenage House, Rona Lowsley-Williams told the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard, 'The film crews knew exactly what they wanted. They took up all the gravel when they came to film in April, then they left and we had to put it back down for the summer weddings, then when they came back to film in September they took it all up again!”
And that wasn't the only change. All signs of modern living such as light switches, cables
|Oak room via Chavenage.com|
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Monday, 16 March 2015
Congratulations to Poldark!
6.7 million viewers turned on their TVs to watch the second episode last night, making it the most watched programme in the 9pm slot for the second week running, with 28.2% of the viewing audience
Episode 2 of #Poldark pulled in an impressive 6.7m/28.2%, keeping it top of the Sunday 9pm ratings.
— UK TV Ratings (@TVRatingsUK) March 16, 2015
Not only that but it trended on twitter with some 7.8k tweets from the half hour before to the half hour after the drama aired and over 4,000 individuals tweeting. This makes Poldark the fourth most tweeted about programme on 15 March, 2015 according to Kantar Media. Only The Voice, The Only Way is Essex and The Andrew Marr Show received more tweets.
Here are some of the tweets
Thought Demelza shaping up nicely too, notice her Ross, please! #Poldark
— Poldark Fandom (@Poldarkfandom) March 15, 2015
Well that was an exciting episode @Poldarked @PoldarkTV So much wonderful drama! Poor Verity 😕 and @AidanTurner was amazing, once again 👌
— Lyra (@Lyra_Mathers) March 15, 2015
Finally...Captain Henshawe makes his debut...@JAHollingworth @Poldarked @poldarkrooms
— Theresa Phillips (@tphillipstweets) March 15, 2015
Sunday, 15 March 2015
John Hollingworth plays CAPTAIN HENSHAWE. Henshawe is a well-respected mine captain who has worked his way up through the ranks. A calm and pragmatic man, he worked for Ross' father at Wheal Leisure and confidently backs Ross in his gambit to re-open her.
|Photo credit: Nick Kenyon|
CAPTAIN ANDREW BLAMEY (Richard Harrington) A successful sea captain known for his volatile temper, which tragically resulted in the accidental death of his wife and unborn child. Now a reformed alcoholic, he worships Verity, but faces stern opposition from Charles and Francis who consider him likely to drag the Poldark name through the mud.
|Photo Official Poldark|
JIM CARTER (Alexander Arnold) a miner and friend of Ross Poldark's. Jim appeared briefly in Episode 1 but we'll see more of him today
MARGARET (Crystal Leaity) A Lady of the Night.
|Photo: Crystal Leaity|
Saturday, 14 March 2015
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Friday, 13 March 2015
When the local mine Wheal Reath is closed, hundreds of miners, including Jim (Alexander Arnold), find themselves out of work and desperately poor. Ross (Aidan Turner), having repaired the family home of Nampara, now employs Jim as a farm-hand, and thinks to resurrect his family’s mine (Wheal Leisure) with the hope of bringing prosperity to the area again.
But it is Ross' intimate dance with Elizabeth (Heida Reed) that causes a stir at the ball and gives the other guests a reason to gossip.
Thanks to BBC
Thursday, 12 March 2015
After the first episode of Poldark aired on Sunday, the daughter of Winston Graham, Rosamund Barteau, spoke with the Western Morning News about the new adaptation.
'I am quite emotional at the moment,' she said. 'I had watched it once before the big screen premiere, so this was my third time. And to be honest, I could probably watch it three more times because I see different things every time and on the big screen it really comes alive.'
She continued, 'My brother Andrew and I both know that our father would have been very, very pleased. He really loved the Poldark novels and even though he wrote all his life he was particularly attached to Poldark.
'I think what the BBC has done is amazing. The new adaptation is beautiful and very true to my father’s words. Debbie Horsfield has done an excellent job, so I am absolutely happy with the treatment they’ve given it.'
Rosamund was brought up in Cornwall, but now lives in Idaho in the United States. She travelled back for the Poldark premiere at Truro Plaza Cinema, and had a few words to say about accents. 'They’re all good so I don’t really want to single out anyone in particular for special praise,' she said. 'But I must say Eleanor, who plays the character of Demelza, in particular has done a very clever job. Her voice is authentic, not too strong, and understandable. Jud is great, too, with his "tid’n right, tid’n proper, tid’n just".'
Author Winston Graham lived at Perranporth in Cornwall from 1925 until 1959, and during that time, he published the first four of his Poldark novels. Rosamund was old enough to read them at that time, but she had to wait twenty long years between the fourth and fifth books.
'After that, every time he finished one we had to wait for the next one to come along, So readers today are very fortunate because they can get all 12 and go from start to finish. I have subsequently read them from start to finish and it is wonderful to get that continuity.'
Even though she obviously knows how everything turns out, she said, 'I am dying to see episode two.' High praise from the author's daughter!
Here's another recorded interview with Rosamund Barteau about the Poldark series. Have a listen!
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
|Aidan Turner and Sarah Greene Photo credit: Evie Bowman|
Aidan Turner is to be a guest at the 13th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. The JDIFF is Ireland's premiere feature film festival and attracts stars from around the world.
Aidan will be taking part in the behind-the-scenes event Expressing Emotion: Actors in Conversation. Aidan will talk about his career, training and getting started in the industry. He will be joined by actors Sarah Greene ( who is also his girlfriend) and Robert Sheehan (who he starred with in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones)
Expressing Emotion takes place on Tuesday 24 March, 2015 at 3pm. Tickets cost 7 euros and you can book here.
The JDIFF runs 19 to 29 March, 2015.