First Aired:
2015
Rating:
8.4
Status:
Continuing
Episode 1
Episode #1.1
Ross Poldark returns from fighting in the American Revolution to his native Cornwall, finding his fiancée Elizabeth Chynoweth about to marry his wealthy cousin Francis and his home in ruins after his father's death. Ross is a reluctant wedding guest, along with George Warleggan, nephew of a prosperous banker, and his uncle Charles proposes financing him to move to London. Ross, however, stays in Cornwall, rebuilding his home. Whilst at the local market he rescues the waif-like Demelza Carne and
08 March 2015

Episode 2
Episode #1.2
Ross decides to reopen the family copper mine Wheal Leisure and persuades Francis to help him. Ross also escorts Francis's put-upon sister Verity to a dance, where he crosses swords with George Warleggan, annoyed that Ross borrowed capital for the mining project from a rival bank to that of his uncle. Verity meets the sea captain Andrew Blamey, who is keen to marry her but George forbids it, claiming that Blamey killed his first wife. The relationship ends when Francis challenges Blamey to a due
15 March 2015

Episode 3
Episode #1.3
Ross reopens Wheal Leisure, drawing his work force from Charles' mine and winning the respect of his tenants. Whilst he and Demelza are at a local wedding Elizabeth gives birth to a son, Geoffrey Charles. Ross attends the christening , noting not only the growing friendship between George Warleggan and Francis but overhearing gossips speculate on his relationship with Demelza. He is genuinely impressed by her efficiency and starts to confide in her. One of his workers, young father Jim Carter, i
22 March 2015

Episode 4
Episode #1.4
The news of Demelza and Poldark's marriage spreads through the community, threatening Wheal Leisure's prospects.
29 March 2015

Episode 5
Episode #1.5
Wedding bells ring as miner Mark Daniel marries visiting actress Keren Smith whilst Demelza and Ross have their own celebration as their daughter Julia is born, Ross not allowing Demelza's father's unwelcome visit to the christening party to ruin matters. Young Dr Dwight Enys comes to the area and is befriended by Ross. He is progressive and philanthropic, which annoys the curmudgeonly incumbent Dr Choake. With widespread poverty and mine closures all around Ross proposes that the pit owners for
05 April 2015

Episode 6
Episode #1.6
Whilst Ross's cooperative has some success there are hard times throughout Cornwall and typhoid sweeps through Bodmin jail and kills Jim Carter just as Ross and Dwight break in to rescue him. Dwight is also called upon to visit the injured Keren, who throws herself shamelessly at the young doctor, as Demelza notices. Untouched by privation the Warleggans throw a ball where Francis, struggling to accept his reduced circumstances, neglects Elizabeth, allowing George to step in as her escort. Ross
12 April 2015

Episode 7
Episode #1.7
Francis wrongly blames Ross for helping Verity elope with Andrew Blamey. Meanwhile, Mark suspects Dwight and Keren of having an affair, starting chain of events which will have tragic consequences and threaten the safety of eveyone in Nampara.
19 April 2015

Episode 8
Episode #1.8
Ross faces ruin as, along with the rest of his collective, he must sell to the Warleggans' company at a nominal price. At the same time the disease known as putrid throat sweeps through the county, claiming many lives and Dwight, still contrite over Keren, throws himself into trying to treat it. Elizabeth and her family are stricken and Demelza goes to help them but infects herself and her daughter with disastrous results. Divine justice appears to intervene as the Warleggans' ship and its cargo
26 April 2015

Episode 1
Episode #2.1
Ross prepares for his trial as Demelza and Elizabeth try to help his cause. George does everything in his power to harm Ross, Francis wrestles with his conscience, and Dwight clashes with an entitled heiress, Caroline Penvenen.
04 September 2016

Episode 2
Episode #2.2
On the eve of her husband's trial Demelza ignores Ray Penvenen's advice and approaches Judge Lister for mercy but her plan is scuppered by George Warleggan. Warleggan is convinced that Ross will be found guilty but Ross is an immensely popular defendant and despite the intervention of Demelza's father and Warleggan's paid prosecution witnesses his own excellent defence, aided by the testimony of the captain whose life he saved, Dwight and surprisingly Jud , leads to an acquittal. Dwight also att
11 September 2016

Episode 3
Episode #2.3
Ross chairs the meeting for his mine's share-holders, where expansion of Wheal Leisure is approved but Warleggan's spy Tankard is also present and Warleggan's heavies attack Jude for failing to discredit Ross at his trial after their payment to commit perjury. To remain solvent the Poldarks are forced to sell many of their possessions and livestock, causing Demelza to keep her pregnancy secret from her husband. However, following the attack on Jud, Ross realizes Warleggan has schemed to keep Fra
18 September 2016

Episode 4
Episode #2.4
After Francis takes a desperate step, Demelza tries to influence a hanging judge to try to save Ross.
25 September 2016

Episode 5
Episode #2.5
George tries plan B against Ross. Jud pays a steep price for treachery. Francis has a meeting of minds with his cousin. Demelza breaks difficult news.
02 October 2016

Episode 6
Episode #2.6
A cheerless Christmas looms for the Poldarks with Francis drowned in the mine having only found fool's copper and Ross facing debtor's prison if he cannot pay Warleggan. Ross is also anxious to expose the traitor and agrees to a dangerous scheme to trap them whilst Demelza is troubled by his frequent visits to console Elizabeth - though Warleggan is quick to ingratiate himself with the widow. Ray Penvenen accuses Dwight of fortune hunting and tries to ban him from seeing Caroline but she is far
09 October 2016

Episode 7
Episode #2.7
Ross joins a smuggling trip in the Isles of Scilly in order to meet Mark Daniel but, in his absence, George moves in on Elizabeth. Caroline convinces Dwight they must elope for a new life in Bath, and Captain McNeil plans to ambush the smugglers on their return.
16 October 2016

Episode 8
Episode #2.8
George maneuvers Poldark toward checkmate. The law hunts down free traders. Caroline chooses between Unwin and Dwight. Francis goes missing.
23 October 2016

Episode 9
Episode #2.9
Aware of her husband's infidelity with Elizabeth Demelza does not hold back from expressing her disgust and defiantly attends a house party alone. Here she flirts with the amorous captain McNeil though loyalty to Ross causes her to draw the line at sex with him. Elizabeth's marriage to Warleggan finally goes ahead whilst Ross gets good news on the business front when repayment of a previous loan enables him to maintain the mine and a profitable find is made - one which will hopefully save his ma
30 October 2016

Episode 10
Episode #2.10
A fugitive points the way to riches. Ross and the free traders sail into a trap. Caroline and Dwight plot elopement. Demelza faces house arrest.
06 November 2016

Episode 1
Episode #3.1
Whilst Ross's fortunes prosper despite the Warleggans' new bank opening Demelza's young brothers Drake and the pious Samuel come to stay following their father's death. Also succumbing to the Grim Reaper is Caroline's uncle Ray, who urges her to make a wealthy union, unaware of her secret marriage to Dwight, aided by the Poldarks. When Francis's son Geoffrey Charles shows some spirit against his hated step-father Warleggan brings in Elizabeth's impoverished cousin Morwenna as the boy's governess
11 June 2017

Episode 2
Episode #3.2
Whilst anxious to build their own Methodist chapel the Carne brothers work well at the mine though they defy Ross by entering Warleggan's estate where Drake meets and is captivated by Morwenna. Along with Caroline Verity attends Valentine's christening where she unsuccessfully attempts reconciliation between the Warleggans and Ross. Both women are alarmed to hear their husband's ships missing at sea but Verity's spouse Andrew is found alive and well. Despite unexpected support from the Reverend
18 June 2017

Episode 3
Episode #3.3
Tholly takes Ross to a French port where republican soldiers are executing their prisoners to meet Jacques Clisson, who gives them information about Dwight's incarceration but, threatened with prison himself, Ross returns home without his friend. Banned by Warleggan from using his church the Carne boys find a venue for their Methodist meeting house but are again thwarted by Warleggan through a legal loop-hole and are ultimately saved by Demelza, who allows them use a barn on Ross's land. The War
25 June 2017

Episode 4
Episode #3.4
After a calamitous harvest starving locals ambush a grain ship for which Warleggan dispenses harsh punishments though Ross has cause to celebrate when his daughter Cowance is born. Caroline is also hopeful, following a letter suggesting that Dwight may be released from the grim French prison where his medical skills are sorely tried and where he has befriended Hugh Armitage, whose life he saved. Things look bleaker for Morwenna when Warleggan arranges a marriage to an odious, widowed vicar Osbor
02 July 2017

Episode 5
Episode #3.5
While George makes political manoeuvres at home, Ross sails to France to rescue Dwight from the French Revolution.
09 July 2017

Episode 6
Episode #3.6
Whilst Ross returns home a hero and Morwenna and Drake continue to meet in secret Dwight, severely traumatized by his experiences, frightens Caroline by his indifference to her. Ross brings Hugh Armitage to help Dwight get rid of his demons and is successful. Aware of the spirited Geoffrey Charles' loyalty to the clandestine lovers Warleggan arranges to send him to boarding school but when Geoffrey Charles gives Drake a parting gift Warleggan uses it to accuse Drake of theft. He is eventually re
16 July 2017

Episode 7
Episode #3.7
Whitworth's sexual demands on Morwenna are making her life a misery but when she falls pregnant he brings in her sister Rowella to help her, a girl who immediately spots his weakness whilst ,to give the broken Drake a positive in his life, Ross sets him up with his own smithy. At the Enys's public union both Elizabeth and Demelza notice Morwenna's unhappiness but Warleggan is more perturbed when Hugh's uncle Lord Falmouth singles Ross out as a hero and Sir Francis Bassett, declaring him a man of
23 July 2017

Episode 8
Episode #3.8
Agatha's dying words have the desired effect on Warleggan, who gets no comfort from Dwight and vents his anger by dismissing more mine workers, whom the kindly Ross employs. Warleggan does succeed in becoming a member of parliament, his zeal freezing out his wife, who meets with Ross to advise on the parentage of Valentine. Dwight has his suspicions about Whitworth's sexual abuse of Morwenna, but Rowella is more than happy to take her sister's place in the parson's bed. Demelza, aware that Hugh
30 July 2017

Episode 9
Episode #3.9
When French ships are seen off the coast Sir Francis appoints Ross to lead the volunteers ready to repel any invasion, to the annoyance of Warleggan, further angered when Sir Francis criticizes the use of his parliamentary status for his own ends. He vents his rage on Drake, destroying his forge and having him brutally assaulted. Whilst Demelza, disappointed by Ross's apparent failure to avenge her brother, spends more time with Hugh, Ross quells a rebellion against Warleggan by agreeing to stan
06 August 2017

Episode 1
Episode #4.1
Times are hard for the locals as grain is being sold to the highest bidders abroad. Riots break out with the Carne boys, innocent bystanders, among those arrested and magistrate Warleggan delights in sentencing them to hang. Ross, however, is instrumental in saving them, impressing Sir Francis Basset, who proposes him to stand in the forthcoming election against Warleggan and Demelza's besotted admirer Hugh Armitage. Thus Demelza, breaking off her affair with Armitage, and Ross are reunited and
10 June 2018

Episode 2
Episode #4.2
With Hugh's rapidly failing health eliminating him from standing in the election, his uncle Lord Falmouth, thanks to Caroline and Demelza, joins with Sir Francis in agreeing that Ross should oppose Warleggan as the prospective member of parliament for the district. The result is a triumph for justice but Demelza must make an admission to Ross and, for her brothers, the path of true love continues to run anything but smoothly for them.
17 June 2018

Episode 3
Episode #4.3
Ross is now member of parliament for Truro and making compassionate speeches opposing slavery and the use of child workers. Inevitably Warleggan, smarting from his defeat, links up with the disreputable Monk Adderley for revenge on Ross and a seat of his own whilst Whitworth seeks another way to discredit him. Returning to Cornwall, where Caroline has given birth to a daughter Sarah, Ross is called upon to save an ailing mine and also pays a visit to Elizabeth.
24 June 2018

Episode 4
Episode #4.4
Caroline and Dwight suffer a family tragedy, prompting her to take unusual action. Dwight also confounds Whitworth's attempt to commit Morwenna to an asylum, to allow him to continue his affair with her sister Rowella and proves himself a hero when blasting causes heavy flooding at the mine. This last event causes Ross to doubt a return to parliament but is persuaded by Dwight to change his mind. Warleggan also enables his political ambitions to come to crooked fruition.
01 July 2018

Episode 5
Episode #4.5
In parliament Ross achieves some success on behalf of his constituents. He also meets Caroline, who has fled her recent tragedy and who introduces him to Monk Adderley. Back in Cornwall there is famine and sickness. However Morwenna and Drake are afforded a second chance when Whitworth's sins catch up with him although Drake, having broken off his wedding to Rosina Hoblyn, comes under suspicion.
08 July 2018

Episode 6
Episode #4.6
Warleggan is triumphant to discover that the late Nathaniel Pearce embezzled money from Pascoe's, the bank used by Ross. With Ross in London - impressing prime minister Pitt - Demelza attempts to save the bank but fails and Warleggan takes full advantage to plot further. Drake is dissuaded from leaving the area by Sam but Morwenna still rejects him whilst Caroline returns from London with Ross for the opening of Dwight's new infirmary. Here Ross makes an impassioned speech which leads to the ban
15 July 2018

Episode 7
Episode #4.7
Joining the Enyses and Ross in London Demelza enjoys the city life and accompanies Ross to a charity ball thrown by Warleggan to celebrate his wife's pregnancy. Here she attracts Adderley's predatory attention, leading Ross to challenge him to a duel, the outcome of which makes Warleggan even more anxious to crush Ross. Whilst Demelza, overwhelmed by events, returns to Cornwall Morwenna has a message for Drake and Geoffrey Charles makes an observation.
22 July 2018

Episode 8
Episode #4.8
Now suspicious about Valentine's parentage after Geoffrey Charles' observation Warleggan is cold towards Elizabeth and, to force an early delivery to her unborn child to allay further suspicions about Ross's paternity, she takes drastic measures - which do not end well. Drake, however, is overjoyed when Morwenna agrees to marry him whilst Lord Falmouth refuses to accept Ross's resignation from Parliament because of his duel with Monk Adderley.
29 July 2018