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New Poldark adaptation coming to BBC

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New Poldark adaptation coming to BBC

Post by sweetpotatoboy » Fri May 10th, 2013, 10:14 pm

The BBC have commissioned a brand new Poldark adaptation. They've said it's not a remake of the 1970s series, but a new adaptation of the first book, Ross Poldark.

Lots of news reports, e.g. this one:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/ma ... adaptation

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Post by annis » Sat May 11th, 2013, 3:54 am

The original series is so well-known and loved that a new version might be a bit of a hard sell. Maybe they hope to catch an audience young enough to have never seen the original :)

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Post by Vanessa » Mon May 13th, 2013, 9:34 am

I loved the 1970s Poldark series. I can't imagine anyone other than Robin Ellis and Angharad Rees in the lead roles! I will watch it, though.
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Post by princess garnet » Mon May 13th, 2013, 8:52 pm

For those who want to look back at the original series, I pulled it up from the "Masterpiece Theater" archives. The first one aired in 1977; the 2nd the following year. Alistair Cooke's intros to the 1st episodes of each series and the original posters are included.

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Post by Madeleine » Tue May 14th, 2013, 9:12 am

[quote=""annis""]The original series is so well-known and loved that a new version might be a bit of a hard sell. Maybe they hope to catch an audience young enough to have never seen the original :) [/quote]

Yes I would think so, after all it's about 35 years :eek: since it was originally shown. I didn't watch it first time round but have seen a few eps on a digital channel which repeated it 3 years ago, and enjoyed them. I've read the first 2 books and loved them. Should be interesting. I'd always thought it was only a matter of time before they were re-made.
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Post by Vanessa » Tue May 14th, 2013, 9:38 am

I wonder who will be playing Ross and Demelza?
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Post by Ludmilla » Tue May 14th, 2013, 1:10 pm

I never saw the original mini-series (but I think they're available for streaming these days). I did read the first three books when they were finally released as ebooks. I hope this means they have plans for releasing the rest of the books in the series as ebooks. I've been waiting!

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Post by fljustice » Wed May 15th, 2013, 8:42 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I wonder who will be playing Ross and Demelza?[/quote]

I just told my hubby the other day, I though David Tenant would make a great Ross (just watched him in a WWII period piece and saw him on horseback) if they remade the series. Don't have a clue who I'd want as Demelza. That said, I loved the original.
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Post by Madeleine » Thu May 16th, 2013, 8:19 am

Maybe Richard Armitage for Ross? And possibly Rose Leslie (Ygritte in Game of Thrones) for Demelza?
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Post by Vanessa » Thu May 16th, 2013, 5:45 pm

Oooh, yes, Madeleine. I think you have it spot on there!
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