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Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape.

Cast: Verity Poldark - Ruby Bentall; George Warleggan - Jack Farthing; Prudie Paynter - Beatie Edney; Elizabeth Poldark - Heida Reed; Ross Poldark - Aidan Turner; Aunt Agatha - Caroline Blakiston; Demelza Carne - Eleanor Tomlinson; Dwight Enys - Luke Norris; Jud Paynter - Philip Davis; Francis Poldark - Kyle Soller; Caroline Penvenen - Gabriella Wilde; Charles Poldark - Warren Clarke; Ray Penvenen - John Nettles;

Network: BBC One (United Kingdom)
Premiered: 08.March.2015
Status: Running