BBC One Sets July Premiere Date For 5th & Final Season Of ‘Poldark’

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03 Jul 19

BBC One Sets July Premiere Date For 5th & Final Season Of ‘Poldark’

Poldark returns for its 5th and final season this July BBC One has announced.

The entire Poldark saga consists of 12 original novels by Winston Graham. Season 4 was based on ‘The Angry Tide’, which was the 7th book in the series, which then has a 10-year time jump before the 8th book, ‘The Stranger from the Sea’. Season 5 is based around the “gap years” mentioned by Graham in that 8th book.

As we head into the final season, the Poldarks look forward to life together in peace, but a plea from Ross’s old Army Colonel, Ned Despard (Vincent Regan), compels him to the capital.

As Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) manages their affairs in Cornwall she encounters disenchantment and a new opponent, Tess (Sofia Oxenham). George (Jack Farthing) meanwhile struggles to engage with the world after Elizabeth’s death and it falls to Cary (Pip Torrens) to expand the family empire – as Valentine (Woody Norman) struggles to find his place within it.

Arriving in London, Ross (Aidan Turner) finds a city gripped with paranoia, and is determined to save Ned from the conspiracy that imprisoned him.

George enters into an alliance with the merchant behind Ned’s imprisonment, Ralph Hanson (Peter Sullivan), whose business is in upholding the slave trade. Meanwhile, Geoffrey Charles (Freddie Wise) decides to follow in Ross’s footsteps and enter the military – but also finds himself drawn to Cecily Hanson (Lily Dodsworth-Evans), Ralph’s daughter.

As George’s grief leads the Warleggans into uncharted and worrying territory, Ross discovers a grave plot and is urged to heroism, while Demelza is forced into action herself back at home…

‘Poldark’ is adapted by Debbie Horsfield (‘Age Before Beauty’, ‘Cutting It’, ‘The Riff Raff Element’) produced by Michael Ray (Poldark) and directed by Sallie Aprahamian (‘Doctor Who’) and Justin Molotnikov (‘Stan Lee’s Lucky Man’). Debbie Horsfield continues to serve as executive producer alongside Karen Thrussell and Damien Timmer for Mammoth Screen and Elizabeth Kilgarriff for the BBC.

Poldark‘ Season 5 premieres Sunday, 14th July 2019 at 9pm on BBC One.