Poldark Review Episode Six

Rena George Cornwall, Poldark 4 Comments

Big news of the week was the Beeb signing Ross and Demelza – Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson – for a new series. Phew! Now we can all heave a sigh of relief, and Aidan can get on with renewing that gym membership. The new Poldark has been with us for only six short weeks, and already it feels like forever. Seeing the enigmatic Ross riding across the windswept Cornish cliffs, treacle-coloured curls and coat tails flying, has become a …

Poldark Review Episode Five

Rena George Cornwall, Poldark 4 Comments

There’s a new addition to Ross and Demelza’s family this week with the birth of baby Julia. Once again her bullying father turns up to spoil things at the Christening. I keep waiting for the explosive scenes I remember from the original series, but they don’t happen. I’m a little disappointed about this. It’s not a great idea to sacrifice drama and entertainment for the sake of sticking rigidly to the book. Don’t get me wrong, Winston Graham’s novels are …