[Poldark is] graceful and lithe, setting down layers, introducing characters, and taking its time. It gave us dazzling Cornish sunlight, and then some dusty daylight fumbling its way through grimy glass. It gave us ladies in silk gowns then ruffians setting up dogfights in the square. Poldark will not be hurried into declaring itself.
– Excerpted from "Poldark: Sulky Smouldering and Sweaty Yokels
The Herald Scotland
March 9, 2015
The Herald Scotland
March 9, 2015
Related Off-site Links and Updates:
Poldark's Return: Everything You Need to Know About the BBC Remake – Dominic Midgley (Express, February 26, 2015).
The First Reviews of Poldark Are In . . . – Rachel McGrath (The Huffington Post UK, March 9, 2015).
Author Winston Graham's Family Give Thumbs Up to BBC's Poldark – Simon Parker (Western Morning News, March 9, 2015).
Meet the Cast of Poldark – Ben Dowell (Radio Times, March 8, 2015).
Who to Look out For in Poldark – Poldarked (March 8, 2015).
BBC's Poldark Adapts to Our Times – Tara Conlan (The Guardian, March 9, 2015).
Poldark Episode 1 Review: Swashbuckling, Smouldering and Sexy – Cameron K. McEwan (Digital Spy, March 9, 2015).
My Highlight: Poldark – Patrick Gale (The Guardian, March 7, 2015).
Congratulations Poldark! Nearly 7 Million Viewers – Poldarked (March 9, 2015).
Poldark Review: Rugged and Gorgeous – and That’s Not Just the Coastline – Sam Wollaston (The Guardian, March 9, 2015).
Forget the Dramatic Poldark Performances, Aidan Turner's Windswept Hair was the Real Star – Kasia Delgado (Radio Times, March 9, 2015).
Poldark TV Review: Was the BBC Right to Bring Back the 1970s Classic? – The Gloucestershire Echo (March 8, 2015).
Poldark Viewers React with Anger to Stars' Attempts at Cornish Accent in New BBC Costume Drama Series – Jenny Awford (Daily Mail, March 9, 2015).
Poldark Viewers Complain Captain's Scar 'Looks Like Mascara Running Down Face' – Hannah Furness (The Telegraph, March 9, 2015).
Poldark: Never Mind the Moaners, It's Great Fun – Pat Stacey (The Independent, March 9, 2015).
The New Poldark? I Have Only One Complaint . . . – Allison Pearson (The Independent, March 11, 2015).
Cornwall to Cash In on Swashbuckling Poldark Following Rave Reviews – Becky Pemberton (Daily Mail, March 9, 2015).
Original Poldark Robin Ellis Looks Back on His 1970s Swashbuckling – E. Jane Dickson (Radio Times, March 8, 2015).
Poldark Writer Wants to Make Five More Series of the Aidan Turner Drama – Ben Dowell (Radio Times, February 25, 2015).
Meet Poldark's Aidan Turner – the New Mr. Darcy? – Kirsty Lang (Radio Times, March 8, 2015).
Sexing up Cornwall: But There’s More to Poldark Than Good Looks – Steven Fielding (Ballots and Bullets, March 11, 2015).
See also the previous Poldark-related Wild Reed posts:
• Ross Poldark: Renegade of Principle
• Return of the (Cornish) Native
• "A Token of Wildness and Intractability"
• Passion, Tide and Time
• A "Useful Marriage" for Morwenna
• Time and Remembrance in the Poldark Novels
• "Hers Would Be the Perpetual Ache of Loss and Loneliness"
• Demelza Takes a Chance (Part 1)
• Demelza Takes a Chance (Part 2)
• Captain Blamey Comes A-Calling
• Rendezvous in Truro
• A Fateful Reunion
• Cornwall's – and Winston Graham's – Angry Tide
• A Sea Dragon of an Emotion . . . "Causing Half the Trouble of the World, and Half the Joy"
• Into the Greenwood
• "I Want You to Become a Part of Me – Each to Become a Part of the Other"
Image: Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark in the BBC One television series Poldark, which premiered in the UK on Sunday, March 8, 2015. (Photo: BBC/Mammoth Screen/Mike Hogan)