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Poldark (Series 3)
Poldark (Series 3)“With the dashing hero still rebuilding
  his life and his arch-enemy determined
  to see him go under, the must-see
  popular Cornish-based period drama
  Poldark moves into its third series,
  beginning in 1794 with a war and the
  French Revolution hanging over Britain
  — a precarious situation that is to
  bring danger to the Cornish shores

THE GROUND-BREAKING PERIOD DRAMA Poldark has reached its third series, set against the beautifully rugged Cornish coast in the closing years of the Eighteenth Century, when war and the revolution in France cast a long shadow over Britain.

Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) and his tempestuous wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) are rebuilding their lives at Nampara, having suffered turmoil in their marriage and financial hardship.

Poldark — a highly
compulsive and colourful
period drama with a
fascinating view of life in
Cornwall in the late
18th Century.
Widespread famine,
dangerous enemies and
treachery abound...”
Avoiding George Warleggan (Jack Farthing) where possible, Ross saves his former love Elizabeth, now married to George, from a potential tragedy when her horse appears to bolt, only to be threatened by George.

Trying to put her relationship with Ross firmly in the past, Elizabeth has accepted her fate as George's wife, living with him in the old Poldark family home with her son Geoffrey Charles (Harry Marcus) from her first marriage to the late Francis Poldark (Kyle Soller), and Ross's feisty Great Aunt Agatha (Caroline Blackiston), who looks set to cause trouble with her bluntness and her superstitions.

However, Elizabeth's guilty secret threatens the privileged life she and her son share with George and she carries out a devious plan to try to prevent it being discovered. George arranges for Elizabeth's cousin Morwenna Chynoweth (Ellie Chappell) to be a governess to Geoffrey Charles so that his wife can concentrate on the new baby.

Ross is starting to feel settled, with his business doing much better; but with the arrival of Demelza's brother, Drake Carne (Harry Richardson), bearing news that their father Tom (Mark Frost) is dying, Demelza has to leave Ross to visit her father and support Drake and their deeply religious Methodist brother, Sam (Tom York).

Ross's close friend Dr Dwight Enys (Luke Norris) is in love with Caroline (Gabriella Wilde), the niece of Ray Penvenen (John Nettles), who is gravely ill. She marries Dwight in secret as her uncle had seemed set on her marrying the wealthy Lord Coniston.

The Black Moon of ill omen is high in the sky, bringing with it the shadow of death. As Elizabeth's child Valentine arrives she fights for both their lives, attended by Dwight against George's wishes. Agatha declares that a child born under the Black Moon is cursed.

Ross is as wild and dangerous as the Cornish coast, but he makes a bargain with George; one that he hopes will help Agatha, Elizabeth and Geoffrey Charles and that will keep himself and George apart.

Sam and Drake follow their sister home and Drake is immediately attracted to Morwenna when they meet her and Geoffrey Charles on the coastal path. The brothers will soon fall foul of George, whose harsh ways have a disturbing effect on a deeply unhappy Elizabeth.

While Sam is attracted to Emma Tregirls (Ciara Charteris), George blackmails Morwenna into marrying the repulsive, depraved and lewd Rev Osborne Whitworth (Christian Brassington). Ross also has a political rival in George and another rival for Demelza's affections.

Ross hears an alarming report that some of the English Navy's ships are missing, including those of Captain Andrew Blarney (Richard Harrington) and Dwight Enys. Dwight is a prisoner of the French and Ross sets off to rescue him with his father's old friend Tholly Tregirls (Sean Gilder). Also being held is the poetic young Lieutenant Hugh Armitage (Josh Whitehouse), who could seriously disrupt Ross's life.

A dangerous mission, it is one that could cost Ross everything he holds dear and soon French ships will be seen off the Cornish coast…

Poldark (Series 3) is a highly compulsive and colourful period drama with a fascinating view of life in Cornwall in the late 18th Century. Widespread famine, dangerous enemies and treachery abound.

Filmed on location in Cornwall, Somerset and Wiltshire, Poldark Series 3 also features: Beatie Edney as Prudie; Ruby Bentall as Verity; Pip Torrens as Cary Warleggan; Turlough Convery as Tom Harry; Richard Hope as Harris Pascoe; Siobhan O'Carroll as Amelia Chynoweth; John Hollingworth as Captain Henshawe; Phil Davis as Jud Paynter; and the late Warren Clarke as Uncle Charles Poldark.

Composer is Anne Dudley; Cinematography by Cinders Forshaw; Created and Written by Debbie Horsfield, Adapted from Winston Graham's novels The Black Moon and The Four Swans; Producers are: Rebecca Eaton, Elizabeth Kilgariff, Debbie Horsfield, Karen Thrussell; Damien Timmer; and Margaret Mitchell; and Directed by Ed Bazalgete.

* ITV Studios Global Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of Poldark (Series 3) in the UK on DVD and Digital Download on 14 August 2017. Certificate: 12 | Three Discs | Running Time: 525 Minutes | Nine Episodes | Catalogue Number 3711537413 | RRP: £24.99.

DVD Extras & Special Features: Cast Interviews | Romantic Relationships | The Making of Poldark | Behind The Scenes | Episodes 5 & 9 Audio Commentary.

"Poldark (Series 3) is a highly compulsive and colourful period drama with a fascinating view of life in Cornwall in the late 18th Century. Widespread famine, dangerous enemies and treachery abound" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar