Thursday, 28 September 2017

'Poldark' Preview Screening Brings in the Crowds

Photo: IdahoPTV
Idaho Public Television's preview screening of  Poldark series three was a huge success with them filling two movie theatres and even generating a waiting list, all within three days of the preview being announced!

Fans had fun watching the first episode of the new series and posing with a cut-out of Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner).

Teena Wright, membership director with Idaho Public Television, told IdahoPTV News, “These Masterpiece series are hugely fan-based. Many of our viewers have read all the books the series are based on and know every chapter and scene in advance. By hosting a screening in a local movie theater, IdahoPTV is able to bring together our viewers and the community for a fun public event. And thanks to our partnership with Village Cinema and The Village at Meridian, we’re able to present the screenings for free.”

Here are some pictures from the evening from Idaho PTV on facebook.

Poldark returns to PBS Masterpiece on Sunday 1 October.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Talk by Poldark's Historical Advisor Hannah Greig

Hannah Greig
Hannah Greig talks about being the historical adviser for period dramas such as Poldark, The Duchess and Death Comes to Pemberley at the open lecture As Seen on Screen.

As Seen on Screen  is at 6.30 pm on Tuesday 24 October at the University of York. The event is free but you do need to register. Find out more and register here.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Filming Starts on 'Poldark' Series Four

On Monday 4 September principal filming started on the fourth series of Poldark and it wasn't long before we had some pictures from the set.

Official Poldark kicked things off with a tweet:

Heida Reed (Elizabeth) followed this with a pic of herself and Aidan Turner (Ross) on her instagram

Then, while we were enjoying seeing these familiar faces, there came news of some new cast members to welcome.

Radio Times announced Rebecca Front will join the cast as the formidable Lady Whitworth, Osborne Whitworth's mother.

Official Poldark followed this by introducing Max Bennett as the nasty Monk Adderley and Louis Davison the latest Geoffrey Charles.

Returning to Poldark, along with the series regulars, are Josh Whitehouse (Hugh Armitage), Christian Brassington (Reverend Osborne Whitworth), Ellise Chappell (Morwenna), Harry Richardson and Tom York (Drake and Sam Carne).

It's welcome back to series three producer Michael Ray and director Joss Agnew who is joined by new director Brian Kelly (Downton Abbey).  Also returning is hair and makeup designer Pippa Woods, who did such a terrific job last time.

Mammoth Screen's executive producer Karen Thrussell says: "We were hugely gratified by the massive amount of love the audience felt for series three. We hope this will be our strongest series yet, with eight brilliant scripts from Debbie Horsfield, a whole new world of stories and our very wonderful cast."

I'm excited already!