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Poldark Season 2 Episode 2 (BBC-1 11 Sep 2016)

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It’s been a long seven days since last week’s incredibly tense cliffhanger on Poldark but it’s definitely worth the wait. As the episode begins the election results are announced and Unwin is tied for the second seat – but the mob has reached boiling point and Unwin Trevaunance is attacked.

Elizabeth travels to Bodmin, knowing if she does not she will not be able to stop worrying about Francis, or Ross. George eavesdrops on Demelza’s conversation with Justice Lister, intervening to reveal she is the wife of the trial’s defendant and attempting to influence the case.

Dwight discovers Francis very much alive in his room and persuades Francis not to try again. Meanwhile the prosecution ties the rioting of the previous night to Ross’s behaviour and presents a series of witnesses supposedly comprised of Ross’s friends. However, when Jud is on the stand, he comes out with an unexpected account of events.

Ross prepares to make his speech – one prepared by his Clymer – but goes decidedly off-script, sticking true to his principles. Despite Justice Lister wishing to make an example of Ross’s revolutionary ways, will the jury of Cornishmen rally to save Ross…

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UK / BBC One / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 11 September 2016 at 9.00pm

Writer: Debbie Horsfield / Director: Will Sinclair

Series: Poldark Season 2 Episode 2

cast
Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark
Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza
Ruby Bentall as Verity
Caroline Blakiston as 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
Hugh Skinner as Unwin Trevaunance
William Mannering as Jeffrey Clymer
Samuel Valentine as Jack Tripp
Ed Browning as Paul Daniel
Stephen Boxer as Judge Wentworth Lister
Sebastian Armesto as Tankard
Turlough Convery as Tom Harry
Mark Frost as Tom Carne
Richard Dillane as Henry Bull
Jason Gregg as Eli Clemmow
Sean Pogmore as Nick Vigus
Derek Frood as Captain Bray
John Hollingworth as Captain Henshawe
Emma Spurgin Hussey as Mrs Zacky Martin
Tristan Sturrock as Zacky Martin
Gracee O’Brien as Jinny Carter
Lewis Peek as Ted Carkeek
Steve Jacobs as Landlord
Chris Gallarus as Clerk of the court
Andrew McGillan as Foreman of the jury

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