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Series Five of Poldark premiered on 14 July 2019.[2] This will be the show's final series, and it was based upon details given in the last four novels of the intervening ten year period after the previous book, The Angry Tide, but before the next The Stranger From the Sea.[1]

Plot

It is a new century and with it comes the promise of a hopeful future, but the past casts a long shadow over Cornwall. Following the death of Elizabeth, Ross Poldark resolves to put Westminster behind him and spend more time with the people he loves. However, when an old friend emerges with a plea for help, Ross is compelled to challenge the establishment again. As the Enyses rally to join the cause, Demelza must contend with dangers close to home, while George courts corrupt powers whose influence spans the Empire.[2]

Production

Debbie Horsfield has stated the final series will take place in the years 1800 to 1802. The previous four series of Poldark had adapted the first seven of Winston Graham's books in order, and it was thought the final series would continue that pattern and adapt the next book, The Stranger from the Sea. But that book takes place ten years later. Instead, the final series will explore what happened in those intervening ten years from the previous books, The Angry Tide and The Stranger from the Sea, which the latter references.[1]

Debbie Horsfield explained she used "references to developments that happened in the 'gap' years" and found things that can 'be inferred'. There are, of course, also historical events and people of the time, both in Cornwall and in London. Series five will draw on all of these to follow the lives of the Poldarks, George Warleggan, the Enyses, and the Carnes in this intervening period."[1]

Episodes 36-43


Characters

The following characters and their actors are credited for appearing[3]:

Main

Recurring

Supporting

Notes and sources

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