Side Dishes: Aidan Turner and Poldark Score Brit NTV Nominations


POLDARK’s Aidan Turner is up for the drama performance vote, but will face stiff competition from David Tennant for BROADCHURCH, DOCTOR FOSTER’s Suranne Jones and last year’s winner Sheridan Smith for BLACK WORK.


Side Dishes: Speaking of Aidan Turner

He’s got one of the best parts in a notable ensemble for the BBC production of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. What would Miss Marple say about some of the language?AIDAN 4Screen Shot 2015-12-27 at 5.58.15 PM 1

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Sorry about the quality of the screenshots – And finally, could Aidan Turner be the next James Bond? It must be discussed if he’s in a tux.
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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.

Side Dish: Poldark Ep. 2 – If Perry were tweeting

cousin francs shows some spunk. I feel sorry for him.

blacksmiths become bankers.

shades of persuasion – spinster and sea captain

the darcy dance at the assembly

how verity is dismissed – Even the good man in her life dismisses her happiness.

whoa – just one service is all I need.

And uncle wants Poldark to help Francis

George/Iago- they know. George – lurking around like – wherever your turn – he’s there.

mixed motives, guilty responsibility, self- interest, family.

ross and eliz really too brazen. makes no sense.

whoa – just one service is all I need.

Ah – good Verity

Ridiculous duel. But Verity’s not giving up

loved the scene with ruth and mother

Man, those horses, back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.

Why does everyone choose to ride closest to the clff?

I’m thoroughly enjoying this series. I can’t recall much about the original, except that I binged on it about 2 years ago.

Side DIsh:’Nice Review of Poldark, Episode 1. Turner – Dark and Brooding. Hmmm. Runs in the Family.


Ahhh. Why is it every actor playing a period drama hero is or isn’t ” the next Mr. Darcy.”