Friday, 7 March 2014


I've just heard (probably ages after everyone else knows) that there is to be a remake of Poldark!  Do you remember it?

It was a BBC series, an adaptation of the Winston Graham novels set in the late 18th century in Cornwall.  It was shown from 1975-1977.  Robin Ellis played the part of Ross Poldark - he was a bit of a heart throb!

I thought Demelza (played by the late Angharad Rees), was the most beautiful name I had ever heard, and vowed that if I ever had a daughter, that would be her name!  Thankfully I had two sons.

I remember being glued to the TV when this was on.  I read all the books too.  Hope the remake is good.

Love, Liz


Crafty in the Med said...

Hello Liz

Yes,Yes,Yes I do remember it and it was extremely popular in Spain. I remember I lived in the Canary Islands then and we had bought our first colour TV. I used to get quite irritated when watching it because it was in Spanish and my Spanish at the time was really basic. I still enjoyed it though.I shall look forward to that remake.

keep well

Amanda x

mamasmercantile said...

I didn't know and yes I did see and love it the first time round. Looking forward to it, when does it start? Have a great weekend.

Maria said...

~Ooh yes....This was our Sunday evenings before school, next day...My Mama had a crush on robin Ellis...and I have one or two cuttings from mags of the time that mum had kept!!.. I heard the pretty actress who played Demelza passed away quite recently...I loved her part as she was young wild and care free...And I really wanted to grow up like her...Thanks for reminding me, liz...Hugs Maria x

gillyflower said...

Oh yes I used to love this! I was in my late teens and used to love it!
I hadn't heard about the remake - they often disappoint as they have a lot to live up to, but fingers crossed!
I'm a sucker for Cedar Cove at the moment!
Gill xx

Miss Magpie said...

It's got Aiden Turner as Ross Poldark so how can it go wrong?

Joanne said...

I have vague memories of it, I wonder what else they will re make

Liz said...

I wish they would remake "The Onedin Line" - I loved that programme!

Kezzie said...

My mum adored it too! My sister is named Clowance after that character and I also ended up with a Cornish name! X

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Yes! I loved it, and could hardly wait each week for it to be on. A remake will be wonderful, I wonder how long it will take to make it's way here to the USA. Something to look forward to.

sky-blu-pink said...

It was must-see viewing in our house, even for my Daddy, whi wasn't really a costume drama person. I read all the book too. Agree with you about the Onedin Line, too! Was television better then or was it because there were only 3 choices?

Fiona said...

Oh yes Robin Ellis was a dish, did you know he writes a foodie blog? Didn't realise Angharad Rees had died or that there was going to be a new series. It has a lot to live up to. As for Onedin Line, I immediately launched into the theme tune and have visions of Cap'n Baines in my head.