There is no doubt that the BBC’s Poldark series 1 – adapted from Books 1 and 2 of British author Winston Graham’s epic book series – did wonders for tourism in Cornwall when the series premiered in 2015. Cornwall never looked this good when I visited there many years ago. There was a distinct lack of sunshine and, oh, yes, the smouldering good looks of Captain Ross Poldark, aka Irish actor Aidan Turner. Now that filming for Series 3 of this BBC One hit drama is about to begin, perhaps it is time to start planning my next trip to the Cornish seaside on the off-chance I might bump into this good-looking cast.
Series 2 of Poldark – expected to be based on Books 3 and 4 – is about to grace our screens. In case you have not had a chance to binge-watch this beautifully-shot and emotionally-charged drama during the series hiatus, I have done the homework for you and present to you a recap of series 1. (Believe me, having to sit through eight hours of staring at Mr Turner and letting him tear at my heartstrings over and over again is tough work, but someone’s got to do it, right?) Continue reading