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Mining Poldark

44 EpisodesProduced by MASTERPIECE Website

Mining Poldark is your behind-the-scenes pass to all five seasons of the beloved MASTERPIECE / BBC drama, Poldark. From Captain Ross Poldark’s first smoldering appearance on the Cornish cliffs, all the way to the upcoming fifth season of the series, hosts Barrett Brountas and Robin Ellis — who playe… read more

44 Episodes | 2019

Season Five, Episode Eight: The End

November 18th, 2019


And after all of that, we're finally here: the end. Five seasons of copper, chaos and romantic mishaps comes to a touching close on the Cornish shores, and so, too does this podcast. Co-hosts Robin Ellis and Barrett …

Season Five, Episode Seven: Our Penultimate Poldark

November 11th, 2019


Could we really be here? Is there really only one episode of Poldark remaining? We'll ignore the pending goodbye by focusing on Ross, who seems to be …

Season Five, Episode Six: No Good Ned Goes Unpunished

November 4th, 2019


The British justice system works its harsh way through Col. Ned Despard’s imagined case of treason, ending in a gruesome public hanging. But it’s not

Season Five, Episode Five: Drake Makes More Mistakes

October 28th, 2019


Drake has made his fair share of mistakes during his years in and around Cornwall's Sawle village. Several of said mistakes have lead to his near …

Season Five, Episode Four: A Raid On Trenwith

October 21st, 2019


Colonel Ned Despard hasn't been long for Cornwall when he gets it in his head to stage a raid on the great house of Trenwith. It might seem like a …

Season Five, Episode Three: George Breaks Free

October 14th, 2019


As Sir George tumbles further down his troubled mental path, his Uncle Cary taps a local doctor with less than healthy healing methods. Thank goodness Dr. Dwight is around to save the day...but who will rescue young …

Season Five, Episode Two: Conspiracies Abound

October 7th, 2019


Colonel Ned Despard is a free man again, but vile below-ground conspiracies suggest he won't stay that way for long. Dr. Dwight makes no new friends …

Season Five, Episode One: Ross Save The King

September 30th, 2019


In this debut episode of the fifth and final season of our series, we meet a slew of new characters, including Ross Poldark, Assassination-Avoider. …

Season Four, Episode Eight: Exit, Pursued By A She-Bear

September 28th, 2019


It's a dramatic wrap of a rather heady fourth season of Poldark, with new Warleggans, old flames and fresh tragedy afoot. Elizabeth may not be the …

Season Four, Episode Seven: A Foggy Day In London Town

September 28th, 2019


Our heros make way for the British capital, and everyone has a rather jolly good time for a short while. But political intrigue and personal …

Season Four, Episode Six: A Cornish Homecoming Once More

September 28th, 2019


There's no place like home, and for our Cornish brethren, there's no place like Cornwall. We see Ross, Geoffrey Charles and even Caroline back in …

Season Four, Episode Five: Ossie, Ossie, Oxen Free

September 28th, 2019


The least-holy of Cornish ministers, the Reverend Ossie Whitworth, is served his just desserts courtesy the cuckolded husband of his sister-in-law …

Season Four, Episode Four: No More Tiny Coffins

September 23rd, 2019


Dr. Dwight is correct, as usual, and his tragic diagnosis of baby Sarah comes ominously true. George, too, succeeds in proving everyone wrong, as he buys his way back into Parliament several times over. Might we have a …

Season Four, Episode Three: More Verity, If You Please

September 23rd, 2019


Remember cousin Verity? She's back in town, and every bit the peacemaker between the rival sides of the Poldark-Warleggan feud. If only she had …

Season Four, Episode Two: A Love So Sweet, A Love So Dead

September 23rd, 2019


We mourn for Demelza's loss of her poet love, Hugh Armitage, even as we cheer the slow resolution of our favorite Cornish couple. But resolution must …

Season Four, Episode One: Justice! Reprieve! Cornwall!

September 23rd, 2019


Another new season of Poldark means another new series of crises. This time around, we've got hunger, riots and wrongful death sentences. Thankfully, …

Season Three, Episode Nine: Elizabeth And Ross Step Up

September 16th, 2019


Ross and Elizabeth may be a couple who never can really be, but both step up, separately in a big way. Elizabeth lays it all out for George, who finally puts his (correct) suspicions about baby Valentine away, and Ross …

Season Three, Episode Eight: George Warleggan, MP?

September 16th, 2019


George Warleggan is elected the Member of Parliament for Truro and Ross Poldark is elected as our least favorite grump who refuses to act. And it's …

Season Three, Episode Seven: A Long Expected Party

September 16th, 2019


It's party season in Cornwall, as Dr. Dwight and Caroline finally tie the (official) knot and Aunt Agatha Poldark prepares for her 100th birthday. …

Season Three, Episode Six: Pity Morwenna

September 16th, 2019


As we've all learned in these many seasons of Poldark, whatever romantic couplings seem most correct are often the ones that we, the viewers, cannot …

Season Three, Episode Five: Ross Poldark, Action Hero

September 16th, 2019


Cue the action music — Ross Poldark, reluctant hero, is riding into action in France. He's successful, bringing home Dr. Dwight and the dashing …

Season Three, Episode Four: Bad Times Come To Cornwall

September 16th, 2019


Bad harvests, poor judgements and evil vicars — this is the world that newborn Clowance Poldark has entered in to. Meanwhile, in France, Dr. Dwight …

Season Three, Episode Three: Spring Break At Trenwith

September 16th, 2019


It's a veritable spring break at Trenwith, as George and Elizabeth and baby Valentine ship off to Truro, leaving Aunt Agatha, Geoffrey Charles and Morwenna home alone. It's a joy, but Ross's French reconnaissance …

Season Three, Episode Two: Ross Can't Quite Say Yes

September 16th, 2019


Generations of Poldarks have been local magistrates, Ross is told — but that line of local service ends with the man from Nampara. Plus, young love …

Season Three, Episode One: Baby Valentine Comes Early

September 16th, 2019


On this first episode of the third season of Poldark, there's a lot of new blood in Cornwall. Baby Valentine Warleggan arrives, 'early,' and so do …

Season Two, Episode Ten: Unfriendly Village People

September 9th, 2019


An angry mob sets upon Trenwith (and it's not just Ross Poldark). As our second season draws to a close, George and Elizabeth finally wed, Dr. Dwight …

Season Two, Episode Nine: Many Mornings After

September 9th, 2019


Demelza steps out for a change, and we can't say we blame her — but could anybody blame Elizabeth for waiting for Ross to come back to Trenwith? …

Season Two, Episode Eight: That One Night

September 9th, 2019


It's perhaps the most controversial episode of the entire five season run of Poldark, and rather than spoil the plot points, we'd say it's important …

Season Two, Episode Seven: Smuggling Season

September 9th, 2019


Ross goes smuggling, and mostly fails on all fronts — as does Dr. Dwight in his pursuit of Caroline. We learn about the dangers of trusting village …

Season Two, Episode Six: Enter George, Stage Left

September 9th, 2019


If there's a grieving widow, there's a desperate suitor there to claim a prize. George Warleggan swoops in to Trenwith, offering Elizabeth a shoulder …

Season Two, Episode Five: Francis! Francis! Francis!

September 9th, 2019


At the very moment when cousin Francis finally reentered everyone's good graces, he leaves this world behind, drowning in a disastrous mine accident. Elizabeth suggests she still might care for Ross, and our hearts stay …

Season Two, Episode Four: New Baby, Old Mines

September 9th, 2019


The old Poldark mine, Wheal Grace, opens its doors yet again, and the Poldark family expands with the addition of wee baby Jeremy. Francis continues …

Season Two, Episode Three: Poldark Family Reunion

September 9th, 2019


Francis pulls together and hosts a lively harvest celebration, reuniting both sides of the Poldark clan in opposition to the hated Warleggans. Ross, …

Season Two, Episode Two: The Trial Of The Century

September 9th, 2019


He's innocent! He's innocent! (Which we all already knew of course, but it's nice to see the 18th Century Cornish justice system agreeing with the facts for a change). But the trial itself is worth a closer look — and …

Season Two, Episode One: Prison Row Ross

September 9th, 2019


Ross refuses all aid and awaits his judicial fate — and our podcast co-host, Robin Ellis, aka the Reverend Dr. Halse, offers little help. Francis takes his woe into his own hands, and Dr. Dwight meets a bright young …

Season One, Episode Eight: Beach Bonfires For All

August 26th, 2019


Talk about a season finale! Putrid throat comes to Cornwall, and baby Julia is taken before her time. The Carnmore Copper Company fails, a Warleggan …

Season One, Episode Seven: Verity, Verity, Verity

August 26th, 2019


Verity is Mistress Glumps no longer, as she runs away from Trenwith and becomes Mrs. Andrew Blamey. It's good news for Verity, but bad news for Ross, as Francis (correctly) blames Demelza for arranging the wedding and …

Season One, Episode Six: Bye Bye, Jim

August 26th, 2019


Maybe public social functions aren't where Ross Poldark shines, but his wife, Demelza, is the talk of the town at a fancy Warleggan ball. Not that we …

Season One, Episode Five: Dr. Dwight To The Rescue

August 26th, 2019


Ross' best friend, Dr. Dwight Enys, arrives in Cornwall in order to study health conditions in miners, and he arrives just in time to help deliver …

Season One, Episode Four: We've Got Copper!

August 26th, 2019


For the hero of a swashbuckling romantic drama, Ross and company spend an awful lot of time searching for rocks underground. But good news! They've …

Season One, Episode Three: An Unexpected Proposal

August 26th, 2019


Podcast co-host Robin Ellis makes his first appearance in this episode of Poldark, playing the noble Rev. Dr. Halse, a local judge with a bone to …

Season One, Episode Two: Bad Times At The Ball

August 26th, 2019


It's ball season in Cornwall, and (almost) nothing good happens to our heroes at a gathering of the county nobles. Cousin Verity meets an alluring sea captain, sure, but Ross and Elizabeth's obvious lingering chemistry …

Season One, Episode One: Welcome To Cornwall!

August 21st, 2019


On this very first episode of Poldark, we meet all the key characters who will come to shape the series — Ross, Demelza, Elizabeth, Francis, Verity, …

Coming Soon From MASTERPIECE: Mining Poldark

June 12th, 2019


You already know the story…boy meets girl, pride meets prejudice, all in a beautiful wrapper: the dramatic Cornish cliffs and dazzling sea. And as we …

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