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Poldark (US broadcast)

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Poldark (US broadcast)

Postby Madeleine » Tue July 25th, 2017, 1:23 pm

OMG I've just looked him up and I agree, he's totally unrecognisable as Ossie - a tribute to him and the hair and make up people. probably just as well he won't be recognised off screen as Ossie is so vile, but he's like that in the books. In the original he was played by Christopher Biggins :o
Currently reading "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Corset by Laura Purcell (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: Poldark (US broadcast)

Postby Vanessa » Wed July 26th, 2017, 8:56 am

An amazing transformation! It looks like the actor does a lot of character acting.

I think Christopher Biggins can look a little creepy anyway!! :? :)
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Poldark (US broadcast)

Postby Madeleine » Thu July 27th, 2017, 8:22 am

Yes, I did see a bit of the original series with him, and he was still recognisable as Biggins! Scary....although I read a nice story that said he stayed friends with the author afterwards.
Currently reading "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Poldark (US broadcast)

Postby Madeleine » Tue August 15th, 2017, 11:55 am

I've really enjoyed this series - pure escapism for a Sunday night! ;)

I've read that the next series will go up to the end of Book 7 (yay) and then series 5 will probably be the last one, covering the last 5 books, which sounds a lot so I wonder if they'll have more episodes for that one? there's a big gap after book 7 - 10 years - and I recently read book 8 which wasn't as involving as the earlier books, as it concentrates more on the children, who are now quite grown up.
Currently reading "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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princess garnet
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Location: Maryland

Re: Poldark (US broadcast)

Postby princess garnet » Wed August 16th, 2017, 5:37 pm

To complement Madeleine's post, here's a blog post from "Telly Visions" with a blurb from Aidan Turner:
http://blogs.weta.org/tellyvisions/2017/08/07/aidan-turner-hints-poldark-could-conclude-after-season-5
Guess we'll have to stay tuned!

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Vanessa
Bibliomaniac
Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Corset by Laura Purcell (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Re: Poldark (US broadcast)

Postby Vanessa » Fri August 18th, 2017, 5:33 pm

I love Poldark and have thoroughly enjoyed watching the latest series. I think it should have six series and I think that would easily cover all the books.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Poldark (US broadcast)

Postby Madeleine » Sun August 20th, 2017, 11:01 am

There's a big gap both timewise and writing-wise between the first 7 books and the next five, which was why the BBC only filmed the first 7 books back in the 70s, as the others hadn't been written yet. The later books are more about the children; I've just read book 8 and it was nowhere near as involving as the earlier books, so I think this might be why they want to condense the later books into one series. It does sound a bit rushed, maybe it'll be a longer series? Series 4 should be a belter though, as book 7 is one of the best in the series, be prepared for shocks though ;) :o
Currently reading "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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princess garnet
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Re: Poldark (US broadcast)

Postby princess garnet » Fri September 8th, 2017, 1:52 am

Lights, camera, action...Earlier today, I read Season 4 filming has started:
https://blogs.weta.org/tellyvisions/2017/09/06/filming-begins-poldark-season-4
Includes an overview of what's to come.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: Lost for Words by Stephanie Butland
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Re: Poldark (US broadcast)

Postby Madeleine » Fri September 8th, 2017, 8:45 am

Yep they started filming the other day, looks like being a goodie!
Currently reading "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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princess garnet
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Re: Poldark (US broadcast)

Postby princess garnet » Mon November 20th, 2017, 8:58 pm

For your viewing pleasure, here's a video of the costumes of Season 3:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRXmBefQ7fI
From the "Masterpiece PBS" YouTube channel.


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