In this historical drama produced for British television, the Poldark family faces the many crises of the moment as Great Britain struggles through the dark days of 1810. Ross Poldark (John Bowe) is a Member of Parliament as England wages war against France and the throne is held by a King who has gone mad; Ross joins the Army on the field of battle, while his wife Demelza (Mel Martin) and his children Jeremy (Ioan Gruffudd) and Clowance (Kelly Reilly) all pray for his safe return. While the family's feud with George Warleggen (Michael Attwell) smolders in Ross's absence, Jeremy falls into an alliance with Stephen Cravenson (Nicholas Gleaves), a noted smuggler and ne'er-do-well; Clowance also finds herself tied to Cravenson as they become romantically involved. This version of Poldark followed the popular mini-series of the same name that was produced in 1975. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
I'd have given it a five star if it had a decent ending - there was no conclusion, no resolution to anything, or else the conclusion was just stupid. Are you sure there isn't a part II, Blockbuster?? I think there MUST be - nothing in the story resolved - did they build the steam engine for the new mine, did the mine receive success, did the village recover, who did Clowance decide upon as a suitor? Come on, there MUST be a second disc!
I am so glad that I am not the only one who thought the ending was abrupt! I agree, there must be a second disc! But I did like the stroy and the acting was great. Nice to see some of Ioan Gruffudd's early work.