Poldark Series 1 is out today on DVD starring Aidan Turner (The Hobbit Trilogy) getting bare-chested and read to do some scything. However, even in this age of equality, there were no women getting their wares out, even if it was after the watershed!
It’s 1783, and Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) returns home from the American Revolutionary War to a country in the grip of recession. His beloved Cornwall is on its knees. In his absence, his father has died, his land and mines have gone to ruin, and his childhood sweetheart Elizabeth (Heida Reed) is engaged to his cousin Francis (Kyle Soller).
Feeling betrayed by everything he loves, Ross tries to rebuild his life with a new business venture whilst finding an unlikely new love in Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson). However, he makes a powerful enemy in banker George Warleggan (Jack Farthing). Cornwall’s wild and captivating coastline is the perfect backdrop for this rousing historical saga.
Extras include an audio commentary on episode 1, plus three featuretttes: Poldark The Man, Poldark Behind The Scenes and Poldark’s Women.
Poldark is distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment and click on the above DVD link to buy it.
Also click on the poster for the full-size version.
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