Poldark Returns To BBC This Summer With Series Three

Poldark returns to BBC One on 11th June with series three, a nine part adaptation of Winston Graham’s fifth and sixth instalments in the book series by Debbie Horsfield, with Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza.

The third series moves the story on to 1794 where Ross encounters new loves and new battles, as the French revolution casts a shadow over life in Cornwall. Ross tries to rebuild his marriage to Demelza, but their fragile peace is disturbed by the arrival of her deeply Methodist brothers Sam and Drake Carne.

Sam (Tom York) is determined to follow in his father’s footsteps, by spreading the Methodist word, but how can he profess to save strangers when his own brother courts temptation? Drake (Harry Richardson), is a good-natured free spirit who refuses to accept the limits life place on him, especially with regards to his love life.

In other storylines Elizabeth’s cousin, Morwenna, (Ellise Chappell) finds herself in George Warleggan’s employment as a governess in order to support her sisters and widowed mother. However Morwenna soon discovers that there are things more important in life than one’s sense of duty or place.

Producer Michael Ray says: “The world of Poldark expands again in series three as we head across the sea to violent revolutionary France, meanwhile on the home-front we meet the richest and most powerful people in Cornwall. And they all want a piece of Ross.”

“It was a great challenge to create the world of France, which we did on location in Cornwall and Bristol. Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire was transformed into a guillotine-happy port town and Bishop’s Palace in Wells, Somerset was turned into a deadly Convent-come-Prison for a week.”

The cast also includes Heida Reed as Elizabeth, Jack Farthing as George Warleggan, Ruby Bentall as Verity, Gabriella Wilde as Caroline Penvenen, Luke Norris as Dr Dwight Enys, John Nettles as Ray Penvenen, Beatie Edney as Prudie and Caroline Blakiston as Aunt Agatha.

Poldark series four goes into production this autumn.