Saturday 21 November 2015

News Round -up

  • As ever there's been plenty of Poldark news recently. Poldark merchandise continues to come thick and fast in the run up to Christmas. You can now get Poldark jewellery, Poldark jigsaws, Poldark Country colouring books as well as the official calendar, mugs and letter openers, plus The World of Poldark series companion book (see our review here).

Picture from @mammothscreen

  • Congratulations to Poldark  screenwriter and producer, Debbie Horsfield, who has won Best Adaptation of a Novel at the Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) awards, very well deserved too.

Picture by @mammothscreen 

  • In other awards news Poldark is up for Best Drama Series or Serial and International Programme Sales at the Broadcast Awards!! Good work team!

  • We also got a great insight to being an extra on the set of Poldark from DJ Owen, who let us in on what it's like and what Aidan Turner is like in real life in an interview with Wessex FM. Listen to the interview here.

  • If you're missing seeing your favourite actors on screen you can catch Ruby Bentall (Verity) on Saturday evenings in ITV's Jekyll and Hyde, Beatie Edney (Prudie) in The Coroner, on BBC 1 at 2.15 pm weekdays and on iplayer. Alexander Arnold (Jim) will be appearing in Ricky Gervais's David Brent movie, Life on the Road soon. And if it's the main man, Aidan Turner, you're missing you can now buy his BBC shows, Being Human, Desperate Romantics and Poldark at the BBC Store, more here.

  • There is also good news on the release of The Secret Scripture, a movie Aidan Turner filming earlier this year, directed by Jim Sheridan. The US distributor had gone into bankruptcy casting the film's future release into doubt. However a financial settlement has now been reached which includes the upcoming release of seven movies, one of which is The Secret Scripture. You can read more here Relativity Media Bankruptcy and we'll bring news of the film's release as we get it.

  • Upcoming Agatha Christie drama, And Then There Were None, starring Aidan Turner amongst a stellar cast is in post-production, due to be screened over the Christmas period in the UK. Mammoth Screen released this picture (below) of the visual effects team hard at work this week. You can read more titbits about And Then There Were None  here
Photo by @mammothscreen

  • Finally, here's a selection of the best pictures of the week

Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza, photo by @PoldarkTV

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark, photo by @PoldarkTV

Filming at The Royal Agricultural College, photo by @stroudlife

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