Friday 29 June 2018

Poldark S4 Episode 4 Clips

Hre are a couple of clips from the episode of Poldark coming this Sunday, BBC One , 9pm.

Sarah...will not live

Folks can think what they like

The clips can also be viewed on the BBC Poldark site

Monday 25 June 2018

Poldark's Weekly Viewing Figures

The second episode of the new series of Poldark  built on the strong start made by the premiere with the seven day consolidated figures showing an additional 111,000 viewers. 6.1million watched this second episode according to Barb,  the same number as watched the finale of Poldark series three.
World Cup football pushed  Poldark from the top of the BBC One programme leader board last week to fifth place this, but it was still the top non World Cup show.

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'Poldark' Tops the Tables

Poldark: The Tweetest Thing

Last night's episode of Poldark (episode 4) saw 1.9K Tweets posted in total, generating 731.6K impressions reports Kantar Media.

There was a flurry of activity ten minutes into the episode when the appearance of Geoffrey Charles (Louis Davison) baffled many viewers, but  #AidanTurner was still the most popular character/actor with 2.6% of Tweets mentioning him.

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Tweet Poldark Tweet

Friday 22 June 2018

'Poldark' S4 Ep 3 Preview Clips

Here are two clips from episode three of Poldark series four.

Dwight and Caroline: 'I hope she won't be a spoiled brat'

Ossie and Morwenna 'What an odious journey'

Both clips can be viewed on the BBC Poldark website

Dwight and Caroline

Ossie and Morwenna

Monday 18 June 2018

'Poldark' Tops the Tables

Congratulations Poldark! The first episode of the new series was the top BBC One show in the week ending 10 June, 2018.

The seven day consolidated figures from Barb, which do not include BBC iplayer, show almost six million people watched the premiere of Poldark series four, beating Eastenders into second and third place with 5.9 and 5.8 m, but not reaching the 6.7m of the series three premiere a year ago.

Things are looking good for next week too, with the second episode of Poldark being watched by 4.95m according to overnight's TV, up on the 4.7m of the previous week.

Go Poldark!

Sunday 17 June 2018

Poldark S4 E2 : Ross Bathes After a Fight

 Here's another clip from Poldark S4 E2: Ross Bathes After a Fight. 

 You can also watch it on the BBC One site

'Poldark' S4 Episode 2 Clip

Check out this new clip from Poldark Series 4 Episode 2 in which Caroline and Dwight tell Ross and Demelza their happy news.

The clip can also be viewed on BBC Poldark site

Monday 11 June 2018

Tweet Poldark Tweet

Haven't we been busy?
The first episode of Poldark series four was the third most engaged-with programme on Twitter on Sunday according to Kantar Media.  It received 4.3 thousand posts during the day giving 1.5 million impressions.  Love Island came top with 60.2K tweets and 26 M impressions.

Kantar Media say:

Happy Tweeting!

Sunday 3 June 2018

Poldark S4 DVD Available for Pre-order

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The DVD of latest series of Poldark is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

The Region 2 DVD (may not be viewable outside Europe) costs £24.99 and will be released on 30 July, 2018. The  Blu-ray version price £27.99 is due for release on 6 August.

The description says:  1796: To defend Cornwall and those he loves from an empowered George, Ross must learn to play the political game on a journey that takes him to the nation's capital. While Demelza manages the Poldark’s affairs at home, Elizabeth moves to further secure her marriage but Drake struggles in resigning Morwenna to life with Osborne, and the Enyses are tested as never before.

And if you haven't got the past DVDs the box set of series one to four is also available for pre-order price £49.99.  The Blu-ray costs £59.99.

Here are the links:
Poldark Series 4 DVD
Poldark Series 4 Blu-ray
Poldark Series 1-4 DVD
Poldark Series 1-4 Blu-ray

Friday 1 June 2018

Poldark S4 to Air in US in September!

Poldark returns to Masterpiece PBS on 30 September!  Masterpiece announced the fourth series in this tweet:

Poldark S4 Episode Clip

Ross Poldark  (Aidan Turner) comes to arrest  rioters in this clip from Poldark series 4 episode 1.
A synopsis of this first episode is available in our Episode Guide.

Clip thanks to BBC One

Snippets from the BFI Q&A for 'Poldark' Series Four

Debbie Horsfield, Aidan Turner and Karen Thrussell
Photo: Evie Bowman for Poldarked

Writer Debbie Horsfield, executive producer Karen Thrussell and Ross Poldark himself, Aidan Turner, made up the panel for the Poldark series four Q&A at the BFI last month. Here are some snippets from the evening:
  • Asked his favourite line from all the series of Poldark Aidan squirmed, "I'm sitting beside the writer! That's so unfair!" But once the laughter had died down he said, "I just want to get the line right. There is a line when Ross and George are on the beach and they're looking out to sea and he says, 'Belief is a beautiful thing.' I do love that line," and we all clapped in agreement.
  • Aidan feels Ross regrets his night with Elizabeth more than he regrets saving Hugh Armitage. He said, "If he'd known what was going to happen, I like to believe Ross still would have saved Hugh Armitage. It's hard to talk his way out of the other one though. It nearly ruined his marriage and it upset a lot of people so I think that's a huge life regret. I think it's incredible that they're still friends, Ross and Elizabeth. They've come back around which is great. It wasn't one of his finest moments though."
  • Aidan and Eleanor sometimes race the horses across the beach after filming. He's very competitive but says Eleanor wins,"...all the time. She has a better horse, a faster horse. No. She is, actually, a very experienced rider. And she has the handicap of riding sidesaddle. It's really difficult to gallop a horse riding sidesaddle and she overtakes all the time. Seamus isn't happy about this either!"
  • Does Aidan mind that we enjoy his shirtless scenes so much? "No I don't at all!" he said, then quipped, "Go for it!" to much laughter.
  • The fifth series of Poldark was officially announced at the Q&A. Debbie said they are in discussions about how far they take the story in Series 5 but, obviously, they are not going to be able to fit five books into one series.
  • Demelza doesn't have any new songs on series four.  Are we going to hear Ross sing? "Noooo. I'm not going to do that," laughs Aidan. "There was a carol in series four," Debbie reminds him, to which he asks, "Was there? Was it okay?"
  • On Garrick Aidan said, "I do love him y'know. It's just that, it's something I shouldn't say here because people think I dislike this furry, little animal and he's gorgeous. But he's a working dog so you just don't get affection and he's hunting out for the treat all the time. He's a little bit snappy! He's a bit of a scene stealer. He's adorable. He's a lovely dog. He just works more than me!"
  • Debbie writes Poldark at a treadmill desk. She walks about ten miles a day while she works!
  • Aidan said he has to keep relatively fit just to fit into the costumes to which Karen quipped, "We make them super tight."
  • On returning to the stage in Lieutenant of Inishmore Aidan said,"It's been a while. I'm slightly anxious but I'm excited to do it. I know a lot of the cast and I know Michael Grandage quite well. Yeah, I dunno. I'm just excited."
Here are some photos from the evening:

Aidan Turner

Luke Norris

Poldark's Back with a Splash!

A skirmish in Poldark series one, Ross being taken to gaol in series two and Elizabeth's horse bolting in series three. From the outset we're thrown straight into the drama with Poldark, so I can sense the audience anticipation mounting as the opening titles draw to a close, at the BFI preview screening of episode one, series four. Waiting with baited breath, the first scene fills the screen - and then the whole theatre erupts with laughter. That brilliant writer Debbie Horsfield has brought us straight back into Poldarkland and aren't we enjoying it? I'm not saying another word about the opening scene except to tease that Aidan Turner summed it up as 'pretty cold' and 'not pleasant, no, for a lot of reasons it wasn't pleasant.'

Of course, what we're all desperate to know is how are Ross (Aidan Turner) and Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) fairing after the shocking events of series two and three? There are some thoughtful scenes between them in this first episode or, as Aidan puts it, "They're finally talking! It's good." And their marriage?  "It's tricky for them both. Relationships are complex. It's interesting to have them talking as real people who love each other, who trust each other and can make it work." So how do their lives move on? "Ross starts to think of the possibilities of going to Westminster. It's an interesting time. Pitt has dissolved the government and there's a referendum. But in the end it's Demelza who really pushes him in that direction. She stays behind and is looking after the mine and the family while Ross goes off."

There are plenty of returning characters this series and some new ones too. Rebecca Front plays Lady Whitworth, the despicable Reverend Osborne Whitworth's (Christian Brassington) mother and Max Bennett is Monk Adderley, a new adversary for Ross. Debbie Horsfield says, "Monk Adderley is a real rogue and goes head to head with Ross. He's mates with George as well. He's the character lots of people will - I don't think 'enjoy' is the right word. He's a wonderful character." "He's a creep," chips in  Aidan to much laughter.

But the new characters are for the episodes to come. For now, Poldark concentrates on the familiar faces, reminding us of their stories. That's not to say there isn't plenty happening with Drake (Harry Richardson) and Sam (Tom York) at the centre of things and Ross called upon, once more, to speak up for the everyday man and woman.

Heida Reed and Jack Farthing as George and
 Elizabeth Warleggan. Photo: BBC
George Warleggan (Jack Farthing), of course,  is never far behind the troubles that befall Ross. Does Aidan still enjoy these scenes with Jack?  "Yeah, it's still fun. Myself and Jack get on very well so we work it through. I like it when it get's quite physical, actually. It's nice to roll around the room. His head in the fire was good!"

Elizabeth (Heida Reed) is there supporting George while Hugh (Josh Whitehouse) is standing for Parliament. Dwight (Luke Norris) and Caroline (Gabriella Wilde) have some happy news amid Morwenna's (Ellise Chappell) continuing desperate situation with Ossie. And then there's Prudie (Beatie Edney), who seems to be coming into her own with her interactions with Ross.

Debbie says she loves the new series. 'Series four, for me, has been very satisfying to write and to see it in it's execution. I'm really happy with it. There are some amazing story lines that take things to a new level.'   Sounds like we're in for a real treat!

Poldark returns to our screens in the UK at 9pm on Sunday 10 June, BBC One. 
Get ready to be Poldarked!