POLDARK (1975) 29 X 55 (4:3)
In this classic period drama series, British officer Ross Poldark returns to his native Cornwall, having fought in and escaped from a prison camp where he was held captive during the American revolutionary war. However, all has changed in his 3 years away. He learns that his father died and because Poldark himself was believed dead, his home has fallen into ruin and his estate has been acquired by his mercenary uncle. As a consequence, his family’s copper and tin mines are about to be sold to a ruthless land baron. To compound his problems, his former fiancée plans to marry Warleggan, the same villainous land baron. Forty years on from the original series’ production, the plot involving this 18th century hero, Poldark, entertains and excites new audiences worldwide.