Monday, 18 July 2016

'Poldark' S2 Screening in Edinburgh

We've great news for Poldark lovers in Scotland! Poldark S2 has  preview screening in Edinburgh!

The first episode of the drama will be shown as part of the Edinburgh International Television Festival and the event is open to the public.

Poldark S2 will be screened at Filmhouse Cinema on 25 August, 2016 at 7pm. Tickets cost £9.00 and are available from the Box Office.  Tel: 0131 228 2688

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Saturday, 16 July 2016

'Poldark' S2 UK and US Air Dates Confirmed

This week we've had official confirmation of what we've all sort of known for some time.
Poldark will be back on our screens in the UK and US in September!

Official Poldark made the announcement for the UK tweeting:

And earlier in the week Masterpiece PBS tweeted:

Poldark S2 is also slated to air in Australia in 2016 according to TV Tonight.

This was our first glimpse of Poldark S2 in the BBC One  One to Watch trailer back in January. What a long time ago that seems. Now, for the UK, there's just seven weeks to go.  Hurrah!

Monday, 11 July 2016

Getting to Know the 'Poldark' S3 Crew

Ever since Aidan Turner let it slip at the National Television Awards that Poldark S3 was on the cards we've been waiting for the BBC's official announcement. At last it's here: Poldark S3 has been commissioned and will start filming in September!

While there are no details of new casting - and we're all keen to find out who will play Hugh Armitage - here's a little about the crew.

The now familiar faces of Debbie Horsfield (screenwriter), Damien Timmer and Karen Thrussell (executive producers for Mammoth Screen) continue at the helm, having been involved with the show from the start. The executive producers are joined by Tom Mullens (Mammoth Screen) and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for the BBC. Elizabeth visited the set of Poldark earlier in the year with the BBC's Director General, Tony Hall and Managing Director of Finance and Operations, Anne Bulford. Here is Elizabeth standing to the left of Aidan.

From left to right: Debbie Horsfield, Anne Bulford, Elizabeth Kilgarriff, Aidan Turner, Tony Hall, Damien Timmer, Karen Thrussell.  Photo: Mammoth Screen

The producers for series three, Roopesh Parekh and Michael Ray, are no newcomers to the Poldark team. Roopesh is the co-producer on Poldark S2.  He's also worked with Aidan as line producer on the BBC's adaptation of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. Other credits include the excellent The Hollow Crown. Michael Ray has previously worked on Poldark as the script editor.  Here he is at a Poldark script meeting helping S1 director William McGregor act out a scene!

William McGregor (left) and Michael Ray.  Photo: Mammoth Screen

Poldark S3 sees two new directors joining the show: Joss Agnew and Stephen Woolfenden. Joss Agnew's credits include Mr Selfridge, Jekyll and Hyde and Young Dracula. He has won a Bafta Cymru and three Royal Television Society awards. Stephen Woolfenden comes to Poldark from Harry Potter. He has worked on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and four Harry Potter films. His other credits include the recently released The Legend on Tarzan.

Poldark S3 will start filming in September.

Roopesh Parekh

Michael Ray

Joss Agnew

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Latest on BFI 'Poldark' Tickets

Tickets for the Poldark screening and Q&A at the British Film Institute sold out quickly when they went on sale this morning.

In the light of this I've been in touch with the BFI to ask about the situation for those people who didn't get tickets today. 

Joel Pullin, Visitor Services Manager at the BFI told me, "Sadly we do not keep tickets back for general sale as we are a Member supported institution however  we do have a guest list attached to the Poldark screening and are aware that the screening has sold out quickly and will attempt to get early releases from the guest list.

"When the guest list returns we would expect tickets to go on general sale and not prioritised members. Tickets could be released anytime leading up to the screening from 12th July and we will definitely have return tickets to sell half an hour before the start of the screening on the day of the event at our venue.

."A returns queue can start at any time on the day of the screening and one person can book two tickets in the queue.

"My advice is to keep checking our website for releases from 12th July and if there is a large ticket release we would expect the BBC notify fans."

The screening of episode one of Poldark S2 and Q&A with with Aidan Turner (Ross), Eleanor Tomlinson (Demelza), Debbie Horsfield (screenwriter) and Damien Timmer (executive producer) is on Monday 22 August at 6.15 pm at BFI Southbank, London.