Poldark - Complete Series 1 details
|Starring:||Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees|
Poldark - Complete Series 1 - Disc 1
|PG Disc 1|
Poldark - Complete Series 1 - Disc 2
|PG Disc 2|
Poldark - Complete Series 1 - Disc 3
|PG Disc 3|
Poldark - Complete Series 1 - Disc 4
|PG Disc 4|
|Run time:||6 hours|
|Rental release:||05 May 2003|
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Magnificent Cornish Nonsense.By a customer from Derby, UK. , 06 Apr 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]The fabulous story of Ross Poldark, who returns from the war in the New World to find his father dead, his home in disarray and the love of his life betrothed to another.
If you're into historical/period-piece drama I'd highly recommend this, a fascinating tale of betrayal, lost-love, gambling and port in 18th Century Cornwall,based on the books by the late Winston Graham. Most of the actors are superb, Robin Ellis is strikingly handsome and very powerful in the lead role, Nicholas Selby is perfectly cast as the devilish local magistrate and businessman Warleggan, and the horses are, in the main, brown.
I seem remember the later episodes/series' to be better, with more villains turning up for Ross Poldark to challenge, but this is a good beginning.
God knows what he sees in Elizabeth though, a drearier bird I've yet to come across on screen, plus far too much foundation make-up; still, love is blind, so it goes....
All-in-all, great 'white shirt 'n breeches' shenanigans, can't wait for the next installment.
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Classic dramaBy Quamash (8 reviews) , 16 Mar 2013Great drama. Lovely to watch again. It keeps quite close to the books so isn't a disappointment to watch, which some dramas/films are when you have read the books. Also this series is a must watch for the historical detail of the era. It is interesting to learn a bit about mining in Cornwall at the time and further through the series about politics and non conformist religion.
Repeat watching.By a customer , 01 Mar 2013I watched this series when it first came out and was smitten with it. Althought second time round in the new century showed up its 'dated' performance. Still loved watching it again though!
Engrossing viewingBy BillSomerset (2 reviews) , 12 Nov 2012A very involving series. Great storylines and plots, the actors seem to evolve with the series. I enjoyed this so much, will definately watch it again in a year or two.
Slow, but engrossingBy jezyork (31 reviews) from York , 30 Nov 2009Although it seems a slowly paced story to our generation, it is an engrossing story. We can't wait to see the Second Series, but it seem that other people are in the queue!
PoldarkBy a customer from St. Albans , 29 Jun 2009Looking a bit dated now but nonetheless enjoyable sunday evening watch with my teenagers and memories of watching it as a teenager with my parents!