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Poldark Season 2 Episode 1 (BBC-1 4 Sep 2016)

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The second season of Poldark at last gets underway on the 4th September at 9.00pm. This time around there are ten episodes to enjoy and as the series begins we are very quickly in the heart of the action. The following preview may be too detailed for some fans so close your eyes whilst reading any spoilery bits…

George Warleggan is building his case against Ross so Pascoe forces Ross to prepare a will in case the worst happens – while Demelza visits their neighbour Ray Penvenen to gain an ally.

Francis seeks reconciliation but Ross refuses, and Francis takes this badly. Elizabeth attempts to negotiate a ceasefire between Ross and George too, persuading George to offer Ross his help in influencing the court. However, Ross rejects this offer as well, seeing that the price of friendship with George is too high.

The court case takes place in Bodmin, which is overwhelmed with crowds who are there for the county election. George is funding a candidate, Unwin Trevaunance, in the hope of extending the reach of his own influence; however, Unwin is more concerned with his pursuit of Ray Penvenen’s niece, Caroline, who herself has taken a liking to Dr Dwight Enys.

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Francis, consumed with guilt for betraying Ross, tells George what he really thinks of him before making his way into Dwight’s lodgings and attempting to kill himself. George offers to stand up for Ross in court if he will accept his friendship, but Ross refuses. Demelza tries to meet Justice Lister to tell him that George is perverting justice but George has the doormen prevent her from entering.

Ross begins to realise that he may well be hanged tomorrow…

For more on happenings in this second season see the Aidan Turner interview.

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UK / BBC One / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 4 September 2016 at 9.00pm

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Writer: Debbie Horsfield / Director: Will Sinclair

Series: Poldark Season 2 Episode 1

cast
Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark
Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza
Ruby Bentall as Verity
Caroline Blakiston as Aunt Agatha
Beatie Edney as Prudie
Jack Farthing as George Warleggan
Luke Norris as Dwight Enys
Heida Reed as Elizabeth
Kyle Soller as Francis
Gabriella Wilde as Caroline Penvenen
John Nettles as Ray Penvenen
Phil Davis as Jud Paynter
Robin Ellis as Reverend Halse
Tristan Sturrock as Zacky Martin
Sebastian Armesto as Tankard
Pip Torrens as Cary Warleggan
Turlough Convery as Tom Harry
Ed Browning as Paul Daniel
Ross Green as Charlie Kempthorne
Richard Hope as Harris Pascoe
Hugh Skinner as Unwin Trevaunanee
William Mannering as Jeffrey Clymer
Mark Frost as Tom Carne
Nicholas Reed as Geoffrey Charles
Steve Jacobs as Landlord

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Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.

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