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BBC Remaking Poldark Saga by Winston Graham

 
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Sandlynn



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:26 pm    Post subject: BBC Remaking Poldark Saga by Winston Graham Reply with quote

I loved, loved, loved this series from the BBC which was shown on PBS in the 1970's and I read all the books as well. It ran for two seasons.

1970's Poldark:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075560/?ref_=ttep_ep_tt

And now, it's been announced that the BBC will be remaking the series! Yea! And boy is the new Ross Poldark handsome! Robin Ellis -- the first Poldark -- had the "it" factor but wasn't conventionally good looking. This new guy, however. Wow! Sure hope they plan on showing it here in the U.S.

Here's articles about the upcoming series and new Poldark.

BBC One announces Aidan Turner to star as Poldark in new series
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2014/poldark.html

Irish actor lands starring role in remake of classic TV series 'Poldark'
http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/tv-radio/irish-actor-lands-starring-role-in-remake-of-classic-tv-series-poldark-30049594.html


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!!!! POLDARK was the very first Masterpiece Theater (PBS) series I ever watched as a teenager and I just loved it. Sure the production values were shoddy and the acting at times over the top, but I loved the story and the characters tremendously. I agree that Robin Ellis was not my idea of a hunk, but his Ross was definitive. Aiden Turner on the other hand is smoking hot and I look forward to seeing how he brings Ross to life. I'm more worried about who will play Demelza, perhaps my favorite historical heroine. Angharad Rees was so perfect for the part with her pixie looks and fiery red hair that matched her personality. And will servants Judd and Prudie Paynter have the same incomprehensible (to this American's ears) Cornish accents? Can't wait for this one and I hope it comes to the US.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG, this is so exciting! I watched this show as a child as a rerun in the Eighties and loved it. Demelza was my favorite - I hope they get somebody good playing her.

Another show I wish they would remake is FLAMBARDS. Another lovely childhood memory for me.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaime wrote:

Another show I wish they would remake is FLAMBARDS. Another lovely childhood memory for me.




I'd like to see FLAMBARDS again as an adult. I have very sketchy memories of it as I saw it as a teen and I think I may have "missed" some of the nuance of the relationships. I remember two brothers who were nothing alike, one horsemad and one who flew early airplanes, and their gruff and curmudgeonly father? And into this world came a female relative to upend the household?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trish B wrote:

I'd like to see FLAMBARDS again as an adult. I have very sketchy memories of it as I saw it as a teen and I think I may have "missed" some of the nuance of the relationships. I remember two brothers who were nothing alike, one horsemad and one who flew early airplanes, and their gruff and curmudgeonly father? And into this world came a female relative to upend the household?


Yes, Christina is their orphaned cousin, who comes to live with them. She's also an heiress, and just coincidentally, the estate needs money because both her uncle and older cousin Mark are more horse crazy than financially astute. Younger cousin, William, isn't interested in the estate at all, let alone horses. He's a bit of an amateur inventor and wants to build planes and get into the beginnings of the airplane "industry," as such he's much more modern and forward thinking than his father and brother. So, Christina is torn, because she grows to love Flambards, and horses ... but is also fascinated by William's world.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trish B wrote:
jaime wrote:

Another show I wish they would remake is FLAMBARDS. Another lovely childhood memory for me.




I'd like to see FLAMBARDS again as an adult. I have very sketchy memories of it as I saw it as a teen and I think I may have "missed" some of the nuance of the relationships. I remember two brothers who were nothing alike, one horsemad and one who flew early airplanes, and their gruff and curmudgeonly father? And into this world came a female relative to upend the household?


FLAMBARDS is available on DVD, Trish - I rewatched it through Netflix last year.

One thing I remember is that there was a controversy about between who ended up with the heroine on the TV show and who the author of the books had her ultimately with in the final book. All I will say is that I understand why the show watchers were upset with the author, though I do believe the author's ending was the more realistic one.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaime wrote:


FLAMBARDS is available on DVD, Trish - I rewatched it through Netflix last year.

One thing I remember is that there was a controversy about between who ended up with the heroine on the TV show and who the author of the books had her ultimately with in the final book. All I will say is that I understand why the show watchers were upset with the author, though I do believe the author's ending was the more realistic one.


Well, now I have to read the book!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Sandlynn"]
jaime wrote:


Well, now I have to read the book!


I've never seen the series, but I loved the books as a teenager. Flambards is a trilogy by K.M Peyton, who also wrote many other wonderful children's books.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trish B wrote:
I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!!!! POLDARK was the very first Masterpiece Theater (PBS) series I ever watched as a teenager and I just loved it. Sure the production values were shoddy and the acting at times over the top, but I loved the story and the characters tremendously. I agree that Robin Ellis was not my idea of a hunk, but his Ross was definitive. Aiden Turner on the other hand is smoking hot and I look forward to seeing how he brings Ross to life. I'm more worried about who will play Demelza, perhaps my favorite historical heroine. Angharad Rees was so perfect for the part with her pixie looks and fiery red hair that matched her personality. And will servants Judd and Prudie Paynter have the same incomprehensible (to this American's ears) Cornish accents? Can't wait for this one and I hope it comes to the US.


My first reaction is WHY would they want to remake POLDARK? I can't imagine any better casting than Robin Ellis and Angharad Rees. And that series is timeless in my opinion.

I'm also not particularly over the moon with the casting of Aiden Turner whom I know better as the vampire Mitchell in BEING HUMAN. He's hot (and very good in that series) but to me in a flirty and working class "bit of ruff" type of way. I can't imagine that he'd have the aristocratic hauteur and gravitas necessary to portray Ross well, and that's so crucial because class differences are such a huge theme in POLDARK. However,
he could surprise me...
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