Series 2 of Poldark is the 1790s. It's British Cornwall delightful; exquisite sets, locations, costuming & dialogue. Robin Ellis continues as Ross Poldark, and winning awards in the process. Writer, Winston Graham, gives us a sensual look at 18th century life in rural, SW England. It's no wonder the show has been considered one of the all-time great Masterpiece Theatre works. It is timeless, one you will watch repeatedly. Angharad Rees is Demelza Poldark, Jill Townsend is Elizabeth Warleggan, & Ralph Bates plays Geo. Warleggan, the villain of the series. You'll laugh at Jud (Paul Curran.)
Two families become rivals in Series one and continue the same through episodes (called parts on the DVD) filled with suspense, ambition, swashbuckling action, romance, humor, heroics, historical drama, betrayal, and just about any other element of passion and emotion possible by bickering families. A saga you will enjoy, and don't overlook Series One, now discounted to a very affordable value.
Series 2 is 13 parts, each almost an hour, all WITH SUBTITLES, and remarkably fine given the fact it was originally aired in 1977. BBC excellence. This second series also provides a different look at Jane Wymark (playing Morwenna) who is known for her role as Joyce Barnaby in "Midsomer Murders." She is good. Morwenna meets Drake (Kevin McNally-"Pirates of the Caribbean") & Judy Geeson is Caroline. Accolades could go on forever for cast and the story. Minimal musical background make "Poldark" seem something of a stage presentation with outlandishly sophisticated sets.
Part (Episode) details:
Part 1-Capt. Poldark returns from the military to find changes. Penrice Estate is now owned by George Warleggan, formerly Ross's Aunt Agatha's who yet lives there. Elizabeth, Warleggan's wife, if pregnant. Ross's wife, Demelza, causes a bit of family friction. Her 2 brothers, Drake & Sam, arrive as Methodists. Above all else, Poldark vs Warleggan hostility continues.
Part 2-Damelza's expecting a child. Her brothers and their church activity causes added bad blood between the rival families. Friend, Dr. Dwight Enys is missing after his ship wrecks.
Part 3-Ross continues his search for Dwight, almost loosing his life on French soil. Drake woes Morwenna who is promised to be wedded to another by Warleggan. Who will be successful?
Part 4-Drake unhappily learns of Morwenna's betrothal to a fat parson. Capt Poldark makes plans to sail and help Dr. Enys escape from a French fort prison.
Part 5-It's 1795 & Capt Poldark & the raiding party return from France but not all was success. Aunt Agatha is all agog over her 100th birthday plans. Some wedding plans also develop. But for whom?
Part 6-Marital bliss has its ups & downs for Caroline and Morwenna. George seeks truth about Aunt Agatha's surprising words. A couple of religious leaders discover hanky-panky.
Part 7-Warlaeggan runs for Parliament. Social status greatly interests Ross, Elizabeth, Vicor Ossie, and his wife's sis, Rowella.
Part 8-Rowella's fling with the Vicar is fruitful. Problems among and between the WArleggans and Poldarks continues. Plenty of jealousy-with reason? Blackmail?
Part 9-Rioters, mostly miners, steal corn and march singing hymns. As a Captain, Ross must help restore law but he also sympathizes with the poor. Elizabeth & Geo Warleggan have their own private battle. A delightful time seen of SawleFeast festival. Ross gets a huge offer.
Part 10-There is much blight in marital bliss. Ross vs Demelza; Morwenna vs Vicar Ossie. More non-marriage conflict between Geo & Ross. A tense episode.
Part 11-London society joins the Cromwellian elite for the Warleggan party extravaganza which includes an uninvited terrace meeting between Ross & Elizabeth. Oops. It's observed by a guest. Double oops. But there is an even larger tryst-OOPS.
Part 12-Money, murder, love, espionage all play a roll in relationships coming to an eruptive head. Even lives are at risk. Banking has Cornall in a whirl & Poldarks, Warleggins, and Enys are London bound. View high society in 1799 London.
Part 13-(Unlucky only because it is the last of "Poldark") A duel. A death. A murder according to the law. Elizabeth seeks a doctor's remedy to pregnancy. Demelza runs home from London. What will be Morwenna's final chapter?
YOU WILL LOVE THIS SAGA, SERIES ONE (16 parts) AND TWO.