Thursday, 19 February 2015

Looking forward to Ross Poldark!

Something to feast your eyes on until you wait for the next episode of Outlander on April 4th! 

The Outlander books are without a doubt my favourite but the Poldark books are a close second and coming soon to UK TV is the new Poldark TV series!  They are an adaptation from the books by Winston Graham and are about a minor landowner returning to Cornwall from the Revolutionary War in America! The books were made into a TV series in the 70's and it was a resounding success but the new TV series looks far more in depth and hopefully will do justice to the original story.  The main character in the story is Ross Poldark who was originally played by Robin Ellis but will now be played by Aiden Turner who I'm sure you'll agree is very easy on the eye! 

Here is the trailer ...

Now you may be wondering what this has to do with Outlander

At the end of the trailer you see Ross Poldark/Aidan Turner standing at the harbour at Charleston in Cornwall.  The boat you see in the harbour is called the Phoenix and it is the same one which was used for the boat which takes Jamie and Claire to France! The reason I know this is because I was there last summer not long after they finished filming Poldark and they were in the process refitting the ship for a "new TV show" ... which I now know to be Outlander!  Normally the ship is available for the public to go on and have a look around (or in my case play pirates on!) but it was closed when I was there as they didn't want the public to make a mess of the new shiny paint job! 

1 comment:

Leeann said...

Oh goodie another thing to look forward too. I was only 8 years old when the last version was made but I loved the costumes and of course understood nothing!