Monday 17 August 2015

Why 'Poldark' is not Returning to Corsham

Photo: Corsham Council

The BBC has announced that Corsham will not be used as Truro in the second series of Poldark.  Instead, other streets and the harbour at Charlestown in Cornwall will be used.

Producer Margaret Mitchell said, "Corsham offered a great vista for the world of Poldark last series. The residents were incredibly accommodating and understanding of the film crew's need to transform a contemporary town into the busy 18th Century Cornish town of Truro.

"Roads had to be closed during the latter stages of prep and shoot to enable road coverings to be laid, shop frontages had to be given the 18th Century treatment too.

"For this series, there are other demands on the visuals for the production, and so the decision has been made to create the Truro world using other streets plus integrating the Harbour element of Charlestown in Cornwall.

"Creative aspirations always play a largest part in the decision making of any production.We're really sorry not to be able to return, but the filming of a second series means that we are looking to add other visual value and enjoyment for the audience, and hope that the choices we make this year will fulfill that,"  reports the Bath Chronicle.

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