UK / BBC One / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 15 March 2015 @ 9.00pm
Series: Poldark / Season 1 Episode 2
When the local mine Wheal Reath is closed, hundreds of miners, including Jim, find themselves out of work and desperately poor. Ross, having repaired the family home of Nampara, now employs Jim as a farm-hand, and thinks to resurrect his family’s mine (Wheal Leisure) with the hope of bringing prosperity to the area again.
Meanwhile, Verity asks Ross to accompany her to a ball at the Assembly Rooms, where she meets and falls in love with Captain Andrew Blamey. However, Blamey is hiding a dark secret that Verity’s brother Francis and father Charles are horrified to discover.
Ross, with the help of mine Captain Henshawe and willing investor Horace Treneglos, manages to convince banker and friend, Harris Pascoe that Wheal Leisure is a viable business.
But it is Ross’ intimate dance with Elizabeth that causes a stir at the ball and gives the other guests a reason to gossip.
Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark
Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza
Heida Reed as Elizabeth
Richard Hope as Harris Pascoe
Alexander Arnold as Jim
Ruby Bentall as Verity
Richard Harrington as Captain Andrew Blamey
Kyle Soller as Francis
Warren Clarke as Charles
John Hollinworth as Captain Henshawe
Michael Culkin as Horace Treneglos