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Masterpiece Theatre; Poldark, Series II



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Masterpiece Theatre
Poldark, Series II
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Series Description

Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971

Program Description

Broadcast: June 4- Aug. 27, 1978 Series begins with Capt. Ross Poldark's return from the defeat of British forces in the Revolutionary War. On his return to his native Cornwall, Ross finds his father dead, leaving him the heir to a run-down estate and house, Nampara. His main sources of revenue, two copper mines, have been neglected and the house run by a drunken common law wife. His intended wife has become engaged to his cousin, Francis, because she thought Poldark perished in the war. His Uncle Charles had agreed to sell the mines to a smooth character named Warleggen. How the feisty Poldark handles these and other troubles is the focus of these two series.



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Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Poldark, Series II,” 11/19/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3F94A2C7F7B64679B46F5022A9D22EA3.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Poldark, Series II.” 11/19/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3F94A2C7F7B64679B46F5022A9D22EA3>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Poldark, Series II. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3F94A2C7F7B64679B46F5022A9D22EA3
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