New PBS Podcast ‘MINING POLDARK’ Release Date, Trailer, Cast, Plot

New PBS Podcast ‘MINING POLDARK’ Release Date, Trailer, Cast, Plot


You already know the story…heartbroken boy
meets girl, scythe meets grass, pride meets prejudice, all in a beautiful wrapper: the
dramatic Cornish cliffs and dazzling sea. It can only mean one thing: “Poldark.” Those are the opening lines for the teaser
trailer for the new podcast “Mining Poldark.” As the beloved British period drama series
heads toward its fifth and final season this fall on PBS, MASTERPIECE is launching “Mining
Poldark,” a new podcast series to relive the romance, the swashbuckling adventure and
the exploits of our flawed hero all over again. The podcast starts with Season 1, and will
move episode by episode. In the first episode of “Mining Poldark,”
we meet all the key characters who will come to shape the series — Ross, Demelza, Elizabeth,
Francis, Verity, Aunt Agatha, George, and Prudie. MASTERPIECE staffer and “Poldark” superfan
Barrett Brountas, promises that in the podcast they’ll “talk to series actors, Cornish
historians and more… all with an eye to giving you a fuller “Poldark” experience.” She adds that at the start of every podcast,
she and co-host Robin Ellis, (Poldark in the 1975 television adaptation) will recap the
episode they are discussing. Robin Ellis is also a superfan: “In a romantic
historical drama you’ve got everything. (Poldark) starts with a skirmish in the woods
with muskets, a romantic flashback, an unexpected homecoming, an engagement party, a near drowning,
a controversial wedding, and a disturbance in downtown Truro that has a surprising outcome. So, what more could you want?” Beyond the deep-dive into the scenes (and
the gasp-worthy Cornwall filming locations) of “Poldark,” also expect other insider
bits of information, like “Poldark” head writer Debbie Horsfield explaining how Aidan
Turner was always the only man she had in mind to play Ross Poldark. (Yes, she also saw him in Desperate Romantics.) If you want to watch every episode of “Poldark”
again along with the podcast, you can do that with PBS Passport, a member benefit from their
local member station, or with Amazon Prime. The final season of “Poldark” premieres
on MASTERPIECE on PBS on Sunday, September 29. The first episode of “Mining Poldark”
is available now here, no subscription required. The rest of the season will be available on
August 26. Fans can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher,
Radio Public or wherever else they listen to podcasts.

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