Poldark I mean. Poldark’s coming back. Who else?
If you’re one of the millions of fans whose Sunday nights have not been the same since the series ended five months ago then get ready to cheer.
The epic tale of love, jealousy and revenge set against the crashing seas and windswept Cornish landscape is coming back.
The third series of the brilliant 18th century Poldark saga returns to our screens in June.
Nearly six million of us tuned in to the final episode back in November.
But if you’re expecting to find out if Ross is the father of Elizabeth’s unborn child you could be in for a disappointment.
In Winston Graham’s books it was the big question in all of the main characters’ minds, the one no one ever voices. Talk about elephant in the room! I suspect we will all still be kept guessing.
The original Poldark, Robin Ellis, who set female hearts fluttering in the first series 40 years ago, has been appearing this time in the guise of not quite so charming Reverend Halse. I’ll be very disappointed if he fails to turn up in the new episodes.
Writer, Debbie Horsfield, is already working on series five, and all the cast including, Aidan Turner, who plays Ross, and Eleanor Tomlinson, his wife, Demelza, will soon be back in Cornwall filming series four.
However if you can’t wait until June to watch it on the box, and you happen to be in Cornwall any time soon, a new Poldark experience has just been opened at Charlestown, where much of the filming took place in the 18th century harbour last year.
Visitors can step back in time by boarding the tall ships in the harbour, including some vessels used in the filming of Poldark.
Alternatively you could just curl up with Sue Kittow’s atmospheric book – Walks in the Footsteps of Winston Graham’s Poldark. It’s here.
Thanks for reading, Rena.