Tuesday, 29 December 2015

'Illusions' : Original Music Inspired by Poldark

Enjoy this beautiful piece of original music, inspired by Poldark and composed by Poldarked's own India Rose.

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Video Clip:And Then There Were None part 2

The accusations fly in part 2 of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None , 27 December, 9 pm, BBC One.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Happy Christmas - Demelza's Song

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and what better way to celebrate than with Demelza's song at Trenwith, beautifully sung by Eleanor Tomlinson. Not only a lovely Christmas scene, but one of the most romantic moments in the show.

 If you play the guitar you can try playing Demelza's song yourself, the tabulatur can be found here.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Titbits from 'And Then There Were None': The House

And Then There Were None is set in a mansion on an island off the coast of Devon.  While, in the BBC drama, the house will appear to be on an island, the building used for filming was actually in Harefield, in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

Harefield Grove Farm Photo: Bob Rocco and Lee Garner
The Authorised Guide to The Professionals
Poldarked believes the house used was Harefield Grove Farm, a Grade II listed building, probably dating from the early 19th century. The house is no stranger to filming having been used in The Adventures of Black Beauty, Dave Allen at Large, and The Two Ronnies. It provided the headquarters of CI5 in the first series of The Professionals according to The Authorised Guide to The Professionals.

To film And Then There Were None the entire rear of the house was covered by a large tent, to allow the crew to control the lighting.  Builders worked on transforming the interior into a 1940's house while filming was taking place.

And Then There Were None: the house inside the tent.
Photo Chris Georgas

And Then There Were None::the tent covering the house,
Photo Chris Georgas
Stairs in Harefield Grove Farm Photo: Bob Rocco and Lee Garner
The Authorised Guide to The Professionals
Take a look at these photos. Do you think the house is Harefield Grove Farm? 

BBC: Burn Gorman in And Then There Were None

Saturday, 19 December 2015

VIDEO: Aidan Turner and Cast on 'And Then There Were None'

Aidan Turner and some of the cast talk about working on the BBC adaptation of And Then There Were None.

Friday, 18 December 2015

Ross and Demelza are Top TV Couple in the UK

Ross and Demelza are the number one TV Couple of All Time according to UK voters in The British Film Institute's poll.

The Poldark pair beat Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson from Glee to top the poll.  Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy from Pride and Prejudice came seventh.

The BFI separated the Top TV Couple poll results into all votes worldwide and UK only votes.  In the worldwide poll, Ross and Demelza came third. Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser of Outlander came top and Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson of Glee  second.

A full list of results is here http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/announcements/greatest-screen-couples-all-time-unveiled

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Popular 'Poldark'

Poldark was one of the top searches on Google in the UK in 2015!

Google's list of trending TV shows for 2015 puts Poldark in fourth place, ahead of Game of Thrones Season 5.  Eurovision 2015 takes the number one spot, followed by Broadchurch and Strictly Come Dancing 2015.   Not surprisingly, the search interest was greatest while the show was being aired.

For details of the analysis, click on Poldark  in the table below and then click Explore.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

News Round -Up

This week Poldark filming was back at Great Chalfield Manor.  Photographer Ellis Parrinder was there for a photoshoot on Monday.  He posted on instagram: A view from today's shoot laying on the floor waiting for talent for 5 hours 😴 it's all about the bounce

There was this picture from Official Poldark

and Heida Reed tweeted a video 

and a pic

In other news:

  • BBCOne released the first trailer for AndThenThereWereNone .  This Agatha Christie adaptation starring Aidan Turner will be on TV on 26, 27 and 28 December, 9pm.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

News Round -Up

Photo BBC
This week Poldark was being filmed in Frome, Somerset. Rumours of filming began on Tuesday
when props stared to appear on Gentle Street and the area around St John the Baptist Church was cordoned off. Although security was tight, some fans did get to see Aidan Turner.

Photo: @Maisie_lampard twitter
A group of film studies students were also invited on to the set.  Here's what natalielloydx on instagram said: Just finished on the set of Poldark for the day. We met Aidan Turner and he was seriously the chirpiest guy going ️ Huge thank you to Jo Lea, the 1st AD, for inviting us down for the day and to Charlie Palmer, the director, for being so kind as to answering any questions we had.

Other Poldark news:

  •  Jacqueline Fowler won the Royal Television Society Craft Award for Make-Up Design - Drama for her work on Poldark Series 1.
  • New cast member Amelia Clarkson was announced. Amelia plays Rosina Hoblyn, a character that features in Poldark throughout the saga.

Amelia Clarkson Photo:  Official Poldark
In other news, a deluge of promotional pictures of Aidan Turner in And Then There Were None were released by the BBC this week.  Here are a couple of examples:

Friday, 4 December 2015

'And Then There Were None' DVD Update!

The DVD of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, starring Aidan Turner, will be available in the UK in January.

Aim Publicity say the DVD will be released on 11 January, 2016 and will include the special feature: And Then There Was Something: Behind the Scenes of And Then There Were None. Although the classification is awaiting confirmation, the cover of the DVD shows it as 15. The recommended price is £19.99.

Here is the press release:
To celebrate Agatha Christie's 125th Anniversary, the BBC brings her hugely acclaimed book and one of the best-selling crime novels of all time to life in thrilling murder mystery drama, And Then There Were None.
Featuring a stunning all-star cast, it makes its DVD debut on 11 January 2016 from RLJ Entertainment's Acorn label following its broadcast on BBC One over the Christmas holidays.
Set in 1939 this exciting, powerful three-part series follows ten strangers with dubious pasts who are drawn to a mysterious mansion on a remote island off the Devon coast. As the weather turns, they find themselves stranded and their hosts mysteriously absent. They soon discover they are each accused of a terrible crime for which a price must now be paid.
When members of the party start to mysteriously die; brutally slaughtered one by one, the ill-fated guests realise they may be harbouring the murderer among them. For if all are destined to die, who can their executioner be?

With a stellar cast including Douglas Booth (Great Expectations, The Riot Club), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, The Imitation Game), Maeve Dermody (Black Water, Beautiful Kate), Burn Gorman (The Dark Knight Rises, Torchwood), Anna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle, Philomena), Sam Neill (Peaky Blinders, Jurassic Park), Miranda Richardson (Mapp & Lucia, Parade's End), Toby Stephens (Black Sails, Jane Eyre), Noah Taylor (Peaky Blinders, Game of Thrones) and Aidan Turner (Poldark, The Hobbit Trilogy), this grippingly dark drama is written by Sarah Phelps (The Casual Vacancy, Great Expectations), directed by award-winning Craig Viveiros (The Liability, Ghosted) and produced by Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Productions.
Who will survive and who is the killer? It's time to find out in And Then There Were None.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Christmas 2015 on BBC Trailer

Here is the latest trailer for Christmas on the BBC. The 'And Then There Were None' extracts with Aidan Turner in are in the first 30 seconds. Enjoy