Poldark series finale watched by 5.9 million
27 April 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Aidan Turner will return in a second series of the drama, set in 18th century Cornwall
The series finale of BBC One’s costume drama re-make Poldark was watched by 5.9 million people on Sunday night, just over a quarter of the TV audience.
Competition included ITV detective drama Vera’s two-hour finale starring Brenda Blethyn, seen by 4.9 million, and film The Impossible on Channel 4.
A second series of Poldark, starring Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark, has already been commissioned.
The actor won legions of fans as the brooding, scythe-wielding Cornish hero.
The Telegraph’s Allison Pearson called the finale “devastatingly good”, adding: “It’s hard to remember a more emotionally pummelling hour of TV drama.”
She wrote: “If you weren’t crying, what’s the matter with you? There were enough salty tears shed across the UK last night to fill a Cornish cove.”
She also suggested the tagline for the next series should be “Poldark 2: Better Than Downton.”
The Independent called for “some Poldark perspective”, pointing out that “Winston Graham, author of the original novels, was no Jane Austen”.
However Ellen E Jones concluded: “Poldark is not a sophisticated drama, but the simple things can sometimes be very satisfying.”
Scenes of Ross Poldark scything shirtless caused a stir on social media
The Daily Mail’s four-star review said, “Poldark has been a …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment