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'Poldark' has been my favourite work of fiction for very many years and Captain ...
on 1 August 2018
'Poldark' has been my favourite work of fiction for very many years and Captain Ross Poldark is my all-time favourite literary hero. I adored the first television rendition but this is breathtaking. Aidan Turner has absolutely nailed Ross and he so deserves the praise he's received for bringing him so vividly to life. He has fine insights into Ross's many complexities of character, he's stunning to watch and it doesn't hurt that he's such a beautiful man. Wow! George is a far more fastidious and implacable version of his first incarnation and is wonderfully vile whilst touchingly insecure. Another perfect choice. The ladies are lovely, the performances are memorable, the settings glorious, the stories intricate and dynamic and the production as a whole is superb. A worthy adaptation of a beautiful minor classic. Modern feminism definitely did not need to intrude and I was sorry that Series 4 was a little rushed. It could have done with two more episodes in order to do justice to the strength and content of 'The Angry Tide', the seventh book, but these are very minor quibbles and I heartily forgive them as this show is
a pure joy. If you have never read the books, you are missing a treat. If you have never seen this lovely production, where have you been?