Poldark (1975– )
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Episode #1.4 

After another infidelity from Francis, Elizabeth decides to leave Francis for Ross after his father's death - but Demelza's pregnancy complicates the situation.

Director:

Christopher Barry

Writers:

Winston Graham (novels), Jack Pulman

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Robin Ellis ... Ross Poldark
Angharad Rees ... Demelza
Jill Townsend ... Elizabeth Poldark
Clive Francis ... Francis Poldark
Frank Middlemass ... Charles Poldark
Norma Streader ... Verity Poldark
Mary Wimbush ... Prudie Paynter
Don Henderson ... Tom Carne
Hilary Mason ... Mrs. Carne
Gillian Bailey ... Jinny Carter
Eric Dodson ... Reverend Johns
Jon Croft Jon Croft ... Blewitt
Ian H. Anderson Ian H. Anderson ... Jedediah
Ruth Trouncer Ruth Trouncer ... Mrs. Chynoweth
Shelagh Wilcocks Shelagh Wilcocks ... Mrs. Tabb (as Sheelah Wilcocks)
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Storyline

Whilst Wheal Leisure does well other mines are closing and Demelza witnesses a riot as starving miners raid a granary store. Ross proposes the establishment of a copper smelting factory to bring local prosperity and break the Warleggans' stranglehold on local businesses. At a christening party for Ross and Demelza's baby daughter Julia, Ross meets idealistic young doctor Dwight Enys,a local boy who is newly qualified in London and anxious to help miners with respiratory problems. Ross offers him a house and his patronage.Demelza feels out of her depth as her parents arrive and cause a scene and only Verity offers her true friendship.Soon after Demelza contrives to reunite Verity with Andrew Blamey. A travelling troupe of actors arrive and local miner Mark Daniel is smitten by actress Keren,who marries him to get away from the company. She quickly becomes bored with him and has an affair with Dwight Enys. Jud gets drunk and threatens Demelza so Ross sacks him and Prudie. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1977 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cornwall, England, UK

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Ross Poldark: [Speaking of Prudy] She loves work the way the devil loves holy water.
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Soundtracks

Poor Little Maiden All Forlorn
(uncredited)
Traditional
Performed by Mary Wimbush
[Prudie sings to Jinny's baby]
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