Mining Poldark Mining Poldark is your behind-the-scenes pass to all five seasons of the beloved MASTERPIECE / BBC drama, Poldark. From Captain Ross Poldark's first smoldering appearance on the Cornish cliffs, all the way to the upcoming fifth season of the series, hosts Barrett Brountas and Robin Ellis — who played the original Ross Poldark in the 1970s adaptation of Winston Graham's novels — unpack all the adventure and fearless exploits, episode by episode.
Mining Poldark

Mining Poldark

From WGBH Radio

Mining Poldark is your behind-the-scenes pass to all five seasons of the beloved MASTERPIECE / BBC drama, Poldark. From Captain Ross Poldark's first smoldering appearance on the Cornish cliffs, all the way to the upcoming fifth season of the series, hosts Barrett Brountas and Robin Ellis — who played the original Ross Poldark in the 1970s adaptation of Winston Graham's novels — unpack all the adventure and fearless exploits, episode by episode.

Most Recent Episodes

Season Two, Episode Ten: Unfriendly Village People

An angry mob sets upon Trenwith (and it's not just Ross Poldark). As our second season draws to a close, George and Elizabeth finally wed, Dr. Dwight and Caroline fall back in love and the Cornish villagers ask for justice. Yet another batch of problems seems set to spring up in Cornwall. Come along and unpack with us.

Season Two, Episode Nine: Many Mornings After

Demelza steps out for a change, and we can't say we blame her — but could anybody blame Elizabeth for waiting for Ross to come back to Trenwith? Everybody waits for Ross, including our co-hosts.

Season Two, Episode Eight: That One Night

It's perhaps the most controversial episode of the entire five season run of Poldark, and rather than spoil the plot points, we'd say it's important to take a listen as our co-hosts let the episode fully breathe.

Season Two, Episode Seven: Smuggling Season

Ross goes smuggling, and mostly fails on all fronts — as does Dr. Dwight in his pursuit of Caroline. We learn about the dangers of trusting village strangers, and smuggling remains a bad idea for everybody.

Season Two, Episode Six: Enter George, Stage Left

If there's a grieving widow, there's a desperate suitor there to claim a prize. George Warleggan swoops in to Trenwith, offering Elizabeth a shoulder to cry on. We'll cry, too, in our latest discussion.

Season Two, Episode Five: Francis! Francis! Francis!

At the very moment when cousin Francis finally reentered everyone's good graces, he leaves this world behind, drowning in a disastrous mine accident. Elizabeth suggests she still might care for Ross, and our hearts stay broken forever.

Season Two, Episode Four: New Baby, Old Mines

The old Poldark mine, Wheal Grace, opens its doors yet again, and the Poldark family expands with the addition of wee baby Jeremy. Francis continues to reform, finally accepting Verity's marriage to Captain Blamey. Can the reform streak continue? We'll consider the options.

Season Two, Episode Three: Poldark Family Reunion

Francis pulls together and hosts a lively harvest celebration, reuniting both sides of the Poldark clan in opposition to the hated Warleggans. Ross, meanwhile, ignores the glad tidings and makes his true feelings known. What is he thinking? We try and sort out the Poldarks in all their confusing complexities, together.

Season Two, Episode Two: The Trial Of The Century

He's innocent! He's innocent! (Which we all already knew of course, but it's nice to see the 18th Century Cornish justice system agreeing with the facts for a change). But the trial itself is worth a closer look — and our co-hosts do just that.

Season Two, Episode One: Prison Row Ross

Ross refuses all aid and awaits his judicial fate — and our podcast co-host, Robin Ellis, aka the Reverend Dr. Halse, offers little help. Francis takes his woe into his own hands, and Dr. Dwight meets a bright young thing new to Cornwall. We're back in action, and everything is happening all at once. Welcome to season two!

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