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Poldark wrestles with personal issues as second series concludes

Published 06/11/2016

Aidan Turner stars as Poldark in the popular BBC drama
Aidan Turner stars as Poldark in the popular BBC drama

The second series of Poldark reaches its climax on Sunday night with its 10th and final episode, meaning fans will have to wait until next year to see more from their favourite shirtless TV hero.

The BBC drama's leading man Ross Poldark, played by Aidan Turner, is still facing the repercussions of his contentious tryst with ex-fiancee Elizabeth, played by Heida Reed. Poldark forced himself on his ex-partner in a controversial scene that campaigners described as rape. Broadcaster regulator Ofcom is assessing complaints about the scene.

His marriage to Demelza, played by Eleanor Tomlinson, is on the rocks after she considered cheating on him. The final episode will also see Poldark considering re-enlisting in the army due to his personal issues.

Although for much of the series it was directly up against ITV rival period drama Victoria in the same time slot, Poldark still managed to secure around 5 million viewers during its weekly broadcast.

The third series of the Cornish drama, based on the novels of Winston Graham, will take place over nine episodes and is set to air in 2017.

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