Side Dish: Poldark and Aidan Turner to Get Second Season




Good news for fans of POLDARK, the hit show is set to return for a second series with Aidan Turner back in the lead role, the BBC has confirmed.

The period drama remake, which has proven to be quite the success for the BBC regularly scoring in high ratings has been recommissioned for another eight episodes. The show has helped BBC One record its highest ratings share for the first three months of the year in a decade, pulling in around eight million viewers per episode.

THE HOBBIT star, Turner has won legions of fans as the brooding, but gentile Cornish hero Ross Poldark and it will no doubt please fans to know that he will reprise his titular role and that he will also be joined by Eleanor Tomlinson will continue in her role as Poldark’s beloved Demelza.

Series two will be based on the third and fourth books of Winston Graham’s series set in 18th century Cornwall.

BBC One controller Charlotte Moore said it had been “an outstanding start” to the year.

She said: “We aim to maintain that momentum and continue to move with the times and bring audiences a range of distinctive, high quality programmes that feel relevant and reflect the diversity of modern Britain.”

First airing from 1975-1977, the original Poldark starred Robin Ellis in the eponymous role. The actor, now 73, has also made an appearance in the current series as Reverend Hause.

12 thoughts on “Side Dish: Poldark and Aidan Turner to Get Second Season

  1. It’s good news- one series was never going to do it justice, with so much story still to tell. Starts here in Australia this coming Sunday, the traditional night for period drama over the years, and screening on the national broadcaster, so no annoying interruptions for commercials.

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  2. I’m happy for Aiden. I hope it’s a springboard to greater fame and good Hollywood roles. He’s the perfect age for leading man stardom too.

    I’m also a wee bit jealous for Richard that he didn’t get the role and this kind of marketing and visibility from N&S 11 years ago. I guess the lack of RA news is getting me down.


  3. I’ve been enjoying Poldark on the BBC but I missed a few episodes due to circumstances. I’ll be sure to catch up on them and it’s lovely to know new episodes are coming!


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