Thursday 18 January 2018

Everything you need to know as Poldark series 3 gets broadcast date (and it’s VERY soon)

Aidan Turner as Poldark. PIC: BBC
Aidan Turner as Poldark. PIC: BBC
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

If you've been pining for Poldark since the second series wrapped with that heart-wrenching finale, we bring good news.

The third season has been given an early broadcast date by the BBC this year so clear your schedule for Sunday June 11th at 9pm for the first of nine episodes.

Aidan Turner will return as the man of the title while Eleanor Tomlinson will also return as his wife Demelza.  Also expect to see familiar faces Heida Reed, Jack Farthing, Ruby Bentall, Luke Norris and Caroline Blakiston.

New faces from series 2 including Gabriella Wilde and John Nettles as Caroline and Ray Pevenen will also be back.

Newcomers this series include Josh Whitehouse as aristocrat Hugh Armitage who is going to cause a stir.

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Josh Whitehouse in Poldark. PIC: BBC

Meanwhile Harry Richardson and Tom York will play Demelza's brothers Drake and Sam.  Sam's love interest will be played by Ciara Charteris.

Also new on the scene will be Ellise Chappel who will play Elizabeth's cousin Morwenna and Sean Gilder who is lined up to play a "reckless womaniser".

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Newcomers Harry Richardson, Ellise Chappell, Tom York in Poldark. PIC: BBC

For those who have read the books, this series will be based on The Black Moon, which was written by Winston Graham and published in 1973 as well as half of The Four Swans from 1976.

The first and second season were based on two books each and there are 12 books in total so that gives plenty of scope for at least another season of the hit show.

The story this time around is set in 1794 against the backdrop of the French revolution and its impact on Cornwall.

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