Period drama. Ross must rise to the challenge of Parliament, but the distance from Cornwall brings trials of its own as George refuses to acept defeat.
Ross makes his maiden speech in parliament and finds himself a little notoriety in London where he also reunites with a now adolescent Geoffrey Charles.
In Cornwall, Demelza contends with a failing mine and fixing Drake's broken heart.
Dwight and Caroline welcome a baby daughter, Sarah, into the world but Dwight's happiness is short-lived as he makes a disturbing diagnosis.
Ossie meanwhile tends to a dying parishioner, Nathaniel Pearce, who confesses to losing his clients' money on bad investments, money secured in Pascoe's bank. He takes the information to the Warleggans in the hope of selling the information.
George hosts an extravagant party at Trenwith in the hope of buying his way back into Parliament via purchasing a borough. His new friend, the dangerous socialite Monk Adderley, makes the necessary introductions to set George on his way.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Ross Poldark||Aidan Turner|
|Demelza Poldark||Eleanor Tomlinson|
|Verity Blamey||Ruby Bentall|
|Ossie Whitworth||Christian Brassington|
|Morwenna Whitworth||Ellise Chappell|
|George Warleggan||Jack Farthing|
|Tholly Tregirls||Sean Gilder|
|Dwight Enys||Luke Norris|
|Elizabeth Warleggan||Heida Reed|
|Drake Carne||Harry Richardson|
|Cary Warleggan||Pip Torrens|
|Caroline Enys||Gabriella Wilde|
|Sam Carne||Tom York|
|Zacky Martin||Tristan Sturrock|
|Rosina Hoblyn||Amelia Clarkson|
|Monk Adderley||Max Bennett|
|Geoffrey Charles||Louis Davison|
|Lord Falmouth||James Wilby|
|Lady Whitworth||Rebecca Front|
|Rowella Solway||Esme Coy|
|Arthur Solway||Will Merrick|
|Paul Daniel||Ed Browning|
|Harris Pascoe||Richard Hope|
|Nathaniel Pearce||Mike Burnside|
|Sir Christopher Hawkins||Cornelius Booth|
|Executive Producer||Rebecca Eaton|
|Executive Producer||Elizabeth Kilgarriff|
|Executive Producer||Debbie Horsfield|
|Executive Producer||Tom Mullens|
|Executive Producer||Karen Thrussell|
|Executive Producer||Damien Timmer|
|Production Company||Mammoth Screen|