Can watching Poldark change your speech pattern? 


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Poldark Corner

Judas; yes!

It does not matter if you are a native English speaker, British, or even Cornish; when you watch Poldark, you need a new set of ears.

After all, it is the authentic feel of Poldark that has seduced audiences all over the world. A bit of jesting with the English grammar is most certainly welcome. Winston Graham made an enormous effort to make the dialogues as close to reality as possible. Not only did he mix with the locals and talked to them to learn the details of their spoken tongue, he developed a linguistic method to capture the mood of the 18th century for Poldark. Every time before attempting to continue with the story, he followed a ritual. He read the great works of the late 18th century writers to exercise his mind. This allowed him to recreate dialogues which would have been heard at that time…

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Poldark S5 on Netflix France

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Great news for our French fans: Season 5 of Poldark will be released on Netflix France on Tuesday 1 October 2019

Friday 11 October 2019!

Don’t miss Andrew Gower as James Hadfield in the first two episodes of the popular period drama, and the moment Being Human‘s John Mitchell (Aidan Turner) finally meets Nick Cutler!


ETA (1 October 2019)

Due to technical issues the episodes aren’t available yet but we’ve been assured that Netflix France is working on fixing the problem. We’ll keep you posted!


ETA (2 October 2019)

Les dernières réponses de Netflix aux messages mettent en avant un bug sur les applications et que la S5 n’a jamais été prévue pour le 1er octobre…

(Source: Poldark France)


ETA (9 October 2019)

Poldark France just let us know that Poldark’s final season will be released on Netflix France on Friday 11 October 2019! Thank you very much, Poldark France, for the info!

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Poldark Finale on BBC1

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The BBC Press Office announced today that the final two episodes of Poldark will air on BBC One over the August Holiday weekend.

Prepare yourselves for “an exciting action-packed double bill”. The penultimate episode of the series will air on Sunday 25 August 2019 at 8:00pm followed by the finale on Monday 26 August 2019 at 8:30pm.

To celebrate the double-bill announcement, an exclusive video has been released today, titled Mind The Gap – Writing Series Five, and featuring interviews with Aidan Turner, Jack Farthing, Gabriella Wilde, Beatie Edney, Luke Norris, Debbie Horsfield, Karen Thrussell and Andrew Graham.

During the bank holiday weekend, Poldark fans will be treated to an exclusive first-look clip of the finale straight after episode seven airs on BBC One. It will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer as well as on the BBC and Poldark social channels.

Plus this Friday, there is a special Live Facebook Q&A with Jack Farthing and Debbie Horsfield hosted by Richard Hope. It will take place at 5.30pm and Poldark fans can submit their questions online during the Q&A.

(Source: BBC)

Poldark Screenings USA

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Good news for our American Poldark fans: after screenings in London and Cornwall, the first episode of the 5th season of the popular period drama will also be presented at special events across the USA.

This post will be updated with information about the ones we can find! Click the links to find out more about the events and how to receive tickets.

  • Auburn (NY), Tuesday 10 September 2019, 7:00 – 10:00pm
  • Ellsworth (ME), Saturday 14 September 2019, 4:00pm
  • Triangle (NC), Tuesday 17 September 2019, 2:00 – 3:30pm
  • Portland (ME), Tuesday 17 September 2019, 7:00pm
  • Salt Lake City (UT), Tuesday 17 September 2019, 7:00 – 8:30pm
  • Toledo (OH), Tuesday 17 September, 7:00 – 9:00pm
  • Triangle (NC), Tuesday 17 September 2019, 7:00 – 8:30pm
  • New Orleans (LA), Saturday 21 September 2019, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Milwaukee (WI), Saturday 21 September 2019, 1:00 – 3:00pm
  • Dover-Foxglove (ME), Saturday 21 September 2019, 7:00pm
  • Phoenix (AZ), Sunday 22 September, 2:00 – 4:00pm
  • Sackets Harbor (NY), Monday 23 September 2019, 6:00 – 8:30pm
  • Baton Rouge (LA), Tuesday 24 September 2019, 6:30pm
  • Charlotte (NC), Tuesday 24 September 2019, 6:30pm
  • Providence (RI), Wednesday 25 September 2019, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Lewisburg (PA), Wednesday 25 September 2019, 8:00 – 10:00pm
  • Norfolk (VA), Thursday 26 September 2019, 7:00pm
  • Charlottesville (VA), Friday 27 September 2019, 8:00pm

Andrew Gower plays James Hadfield in the first two episodes of Poldark‘s final season, which airs Sunday nights at 9:00pm on BBC One in the UK and is scheduled to be released on PBS (USA) on 29 September 2019. For more international air dates see this post.

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(Thank you to fan site Poldarked for the heads-up about the Charlottesville screening!)

Poldark 5×02 Screencaps

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The second – and sadly Andrew’s final – episode of Poldark‘s 5th season aired tonight in the UK – time to say good-bye to James Hadfield, yet again an “insanely” good performance by Andrew Gower.

What did you think of the episode? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

As always we have a full set of screencaps of Andrew’s scenes from the episode in our Gallery here!

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Poldark 5×02 (Synopsis)

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After Ned Despard’s (Vincent Regan) release from prison, Ross (Aidan Turner) must now help him restore his good name and have him reinstated as Superintendent of British Honduras. Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) and the children have come to London and together with Ned’s wife Kitty (Kerri McLean) they try to support their husbands.

Back in Cornwall, Prudie (Beatie Edney) has her hands full with ambitious new farm hand Tess (Sofia Oxenham), Morwenna (Ellise Chappell) and Drake Carne (Harry Richardson) make slow progress finding some intimacy in their married life while young Valentine (Woody Norman) feels neglected after his mother’s death and the arrival of new baby Ursula.

Dr Enys (Luke Norris) gives his talk about insanity at the Royal College of Surgeons and his words are met with doubt and disapproval. Only one man in the audience shows genuine interest, who introduces himself as Thomas Erskine (Peter Forbes), James Hadfield’s (Andrew Gower) lawyer. He convinces Dr Enys to testify on Hadfield’s behalf at court to save him from being executed for treason.

Meanwhile, George Warleggan’s (Jack Farthing) mental health issues become more and more apparent, and his uncle Cary Warleggan (Pip Torrens) decides to take measure into his own hands…

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Visit our Gallery for more screencaps from this episode!

Poldark S5 – International Air Dates

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Here’s an overview over the release dates for Poldark‘s final season as far as we could find them. If you have any further info, please contact us on Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail, so we can edit this list!

  • U.K. – Sunday 14 July 2019, 9:00 – 10:00 pm on BBC1
  • Ireland – Sunday 14 July 2019 via BBC cable
  • Belgium – Sunday 14 July 2019 via BBC cable
  • Spain – Monday 15 July 2019
  • The Netherlands – Monday 15 July 2019
  • Germany / Austria
    • Monday 15 July 2019 on demand on Sony Channel (OV)
    • Tuesday 15 October (weekly), 9:15pm on Sony Channel (dubbed)
  • Switzerland – Monday 15 July 2019 on demand on Sony Channel
  • Norway – Tuesday 16 July 2019
  • Finland – Tuesday 6 August 2019, 7:00 – 8:00pm on Yle TV1
  • Australia – Saturday 17 August 2019, 8:30 – 9:30pm on ABC TV
  • South Africa – 13 August 2019, 8:00pm on ITV Choice
  • New Zealand – Tuesday 20 August 2019 on Prime
  • USA – Sunday 29 September 2019, 9/8c on PBS
  • France – Friday 11 October 2019 streaming on Netflix France

Watch this space! We’ll add dates and countries to the list as soon and when we get them.

We can’t wait for you to meet Andrew Gower‘s character James Hadfield!

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Poldark S5 in Germany

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In a surprise move the German Sony Channel have announced yesterday that they will show the season 5 episodes of British period drama Poldark only 24 hours after they’ve premiered in the UK.

The channel can be received in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. For more information, please have a look at the Sony Channel website here.

We are very excited that our German, Swiss and Austrian fans will be able to see the new episodes and Andrew Gower as James Hadfield (who is now confirmed for the first two episodes!)

Schon ab heute liegt die erste neue Folge in der englischen Originalfassung mit deutschen Untertiteln in den Sony-Channel-Mediatheken von Vodafone, Unitymedia, MagentaTV und Prime Video Channels bereit.

Auch die weiteren Episoden werden jeweils nur 24 Stunden nach der Premiere in Großbritannien on Demand zur Verfügung gestellt. Die deutsche Synchronfassung wird voraussichtlich im Herbst im Sony Channel zu sehen sein.

(Source: Fernsehserien.de)


For everyone looking forward to the German dubbed version, the wait is almost over: Sony Channel will show the final 8 episodes in Germany weekly, starting on Tuesday, 15 October 2019 at 9:15pm.

Poldark 5×01 Screencaps

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The first episode of the final Poldark season finally premiered in the UK – and with that we also got to meet James Hadfield, as always magnificently played by Andrew Gower.

What did you think of the episode? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!

If you want to re-live Andrew’s scenes (or don’t mind spoilers if you live outside the UK), have a look at our complete set of screencaps from the episode!

Find them in our Gallery here! Or read our brief episode re-cap here.

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Poldark 5×01 (Synopsis)

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The fifth and final season of the popular British perdiod drama is set just after the turn of the century in 1800. The characters are still reeling from the tragic events of the previous season finale, when Ross (Aidan Turner) receives a letter from an old friend who is wrongfully imprisoned and needs his help.

Ross promptly leaves for London, leaving his wife Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) “to run the farm, the mine and the family” back in Cornwall, where there is unrest caused by some unemployed commoners. Demelza tries to appease them by employing the cocky Tess (Sofia Oxenham) as a farm hand. This, however, does nothing to help the situation…

While attempting to help his friend Ned Despard (Vincent Regan) in London, Ross also encounters a man named James Hadfield (Andrew Gower) on several occassions, who preaches the Second Coming of Christ and who is willing to go to some extreme lengths to bring it about. Meanwhile Ross’ efforts don’t go unnoticed either…

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Visit our Gallery for more screencaps from this episode!

Poldark S5 in Australia

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We are receiving a lot of questions about the airdate for Poldark in Australia. With some research we found out that ABC TV is currently doing a re-run of series 4 and we assume this will lead directly into the new episodes.

Upcoming this Saturday 13 July 2019 is episode 4×04, which means the series 4 finale will probably be broadcast on Saturday 10 August 2019.

If this is true, series 5 could premier in Australia on

>>> Saturday 17 August 2019 <<<

At this point this is only speculation* but we will update this post with new information as soon and when we get them. If you have any further details, we’d be eternally grateful if you could let us know so we can share it with other fans! You can contact us on Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail!

The final series of popular perdiod drama Poldark, which will see Andrew Gower as historical figure James Hadfield, premiers on BBC 1 in the UK on Sunday 14 July 2019 at 9pm, and on PBS in the USA on Sunday 29 September 2019 at 9/8c.


* ABC TV have now confirmed the date!

Poldark S5 on PBS

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PBS have announced the release date for the 5th series of period drama Poldark.

Our American followers can watch the episodes – featuring Andrew Gower as James Hadfield – starting on Sunday 29 September 2019 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS!

BBC One premiers the final series in the UK this Sunday 14 July 2019 at 9pm.

We are trying to find out more dates for other countries for you and we’ll inform you as soon and when we get them. If you know a date for your country, please let us know so we can share it with other fans.

You can contact us on Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail!

 

Poldark Fans: Meet James Hadfield!

Thanks to FarFarAwaySite.com, we can present to you the first picture of Andrew Gower as James Hadfield as he appears in the 5th and final season of Poldark. At least this time we get a proper look at his face, unblocked by any weapons or other items. 😉

>>> See the full sized picture in our Gallery! <<<

6 things we learned from the new Poldark series 5 trailer

Radio Times have broken down the new Poldark season 5 trailer for us and presented a list of six things we’ve learned from it.

Spoiler alert: item number six on their list comes with a familiar face!

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It’s none other than our Andrew Gower aka James Hadfield!

Episode 1 of Poldark‘s final season is now confirmed to air on BBC One on Sunday 14 July 2019 at 9pm.

Read the whole Radio Times article here.

Poldark: First Teaser Trailer

The BBC have finally released a first teaser trailer for the upcoming final season of Poldark, which will air in the UK starting Sunday, 14 July 2019.

It not only gives fans an idea what the new season is about, it also offered a first glance at James Hadfield, the character Andrew Gower is portraying. In case you missed him, here he is!

Poldark S5 on BBC – Date, Cast & Plot

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A little sooner than expected the BBC have announced the released date for the first episode of hit TV show Poldark’s final season. As we’ve speculated before it is:

>>> 14 July 2019 <<<

They also added a synopsis for the first of eight episodes * (contains spoilers!):

The Poldarks look forward to life together in peace, but a plea from Ross’s old Army Colonel, Ned Despard (Vincent Regan), compels him to the capital to help.

As Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) manages their affairs in Cornwall she encounters disenchantment and a new opponent, Tess (Sofia Oxenham). George (Jack Farthing) meanwhile struggles to engage with the world after Elizabeth’s death and it falls to Cary (Pip Torrens) to expand the family empire – as Valentine (Woody Norman) struggles to find his place within it.

Arriving in London, Ross (Aidan Turner) finds a city gripped with paranoia, and is determined to save Ned from the conspiracy that imprisoned him.

George enters into an alliance with the merchant behind Ned’s imprisonment, Ralph Hanson (Peter Sullivan), whose business is in upholding the slave trade. Meanwhile, Geoffrey Charles (Freddie Wise) decides to follow in Ross’s footsteps and enter the military – but also finds himself drawn to Cecily Hanson (Lily Dodsworth-Evans), Ralph’s daughter.

As George’s grief leads the Warleggans into uncharted and worrying territory, Ross discovers a grave plot and is urged to heroism, while Demelza is forced into action herself back at home.

(Source: BBC One)

Even if Andrew Gower isn’t mentioned, we can assure you: James Hadfield will be part of the new season!


ETA:

The BBC have now confirmed that Poldark S5 has eight (instead of the previously reported six) episodes.

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Pre-Order Poldark S5 on Blu-ray and DVD

We’re still about a month away from the premiere of Poldark’s final series but you can already pre-order your copy. You can either buy it individually or own the complete series 1 -5 in a box set on Blu-ray or DVD.

Both box sets are confirmed to be released on 2 September 2019. The final artwork for the box sets is yet to be confirmed.

Poldark Screening in Cornwall

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If you missed out on tickets for the BFI screening and Q&A in London, here’s another chance to see the first episode of the final Poldark season before TV audiences will:

The BBC announced a second screening plus Q&A at the Regal Theatre in Redruth (Cornwall) on Thursday, 20 June 2019.

How to get tickets

  • More than 300 tickets will be available to the public through the BBC’s Shows and Tours website
  • Tickets are likely to be oversubscribed so will be allocated through a random draw. You can apply for a maximum of two tickets
  • You have until 5.30pm on Friday 7 June to register
  • Full terms and conditions can be found on the BBC Shows and Tours website

You will also have the chance to meet the cast of Poldark at the red carpet before the event.

Confirmed guests for the event are: Eleanor Tomlinson (Demelza Poldark), Jack Farthing (George Warleggan), and Ellise Chappell (Morwenna Carne), as well as Debbie Horsfield (Writer and Executive Producer) and Karen Thurssell (Mammouth Screen Executive Producer). The live Q&A session that follows the screening will be hosted by BBC Radio Cornwall presenter Debbie McCrory.

Carnival Row in Final Editing

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According to actor Ryan Hayes‘s Instagram, who will play Constable Hatch in Andrew‘s upcoming fantasy-noir series Carnival Row, the Amazon Prime production is in its final stages! The actor was called in for an ADR (automated dialogue replacement) session which is usually done towards the end of the editing and post-production process.

Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne will star in the series that is scheduled to be released later this year.

With his roles in the upcoming final season of Poldark, Carnival Row and his guest appearance on Midsomer Murders, fans of Andrew Gower really have a lot to look forward to this year!

Win Tickets to the Poldark BFI Screening

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The official Poldark Facebook page is giving away free tickets for the BFI Screening of the first episode of season 5 including a Q&A with actors Aidan Turner (Ross Poldark), Ellise Chappell (Morwenna Carne), Luke Norris (Dwight Enys), and writer Debbie Horsfield.

Andrew Gower will play historical figure James Hadfield in the upcoming series.

The event will take place at BFI Southbank (Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT) on Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at 6:15pm.

Follow this link for further information on how to win the tickets. Good luck! 🤞🍀


You can also enter the competition on Twitter and Instagram!

Air Date for Poldark S5?

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Because we all cannot wait to see the new season of Poldark – and Andrew Gower as James Hadfield! – we couldn’t help ourselves and here’s a little speculation!

Previously, we thought we might get S5 as soon as 9 June but that date seems unlikely now as the BFI screening is scheduled only 4 days earlier, on 5 June.

So where does that leave us with Poldark‘s new season?

From 19 May until 7 July, Poldark‘s usual time-slot on Sunday nights 9pm on BBC One is taken by new show Gentleman Jack. Which means Poldark could take over its rightful place on 14 July! A date just over a month after the exclusive BFI screening does seem likely. So let’s start the countdown till 14 July and hope for the best!


ETA: Fixed the number of episodes of Gentleman Jack and updated the speculated air date for Poldark.

Poldark BFI Screening and Q&A

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The BFI (British Film Institute) has announced the date for a special screening event for the first episode of Poldark‘s fifth and final season. You will be able to see the episode and attend the following Q&A with confirmed guests Aidan Turner (Ross Poldark), Jack Farthing (George Warleggan), Luke Norris (Dwight Enys), Ellise Chappell (Morwenna Carne), and writer Debbie Horsfield.

Booking for this special event opens on 17 May 2019 at 11:30am. You can book tickets here.

The event itself takes place on Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at 6:15pm at BFI Southbank (Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT).

The description on the website reads as follows:

It’s a new century, but the past casts a long shadow over Cornwall, and when an old friend needs help, Ross is compelled to challenge the establishment and question his loyalties to king and country.

Is it just us or does this “old friend” sound like one James Hadfield (played by our Andrew Gower)? We sure hope so!

First Look: Poldark ADR Session

British actress Kerri McLean, who will play “formidable new character” Catherine Despard in the upcoming 5th season of Poldark, shared the following pictures from their first ADR session on Instagram. ADR stands for automatic or automated dialogue replacement, and – according to this article – is usually done towards the end of the editing and post-production process.

So we not only get a first glance at the new season but it also means post-production for Poldark is in its final stages!

Not long now until we can see Ross and Demelza again – and of course meet James Hadfield played by Andrew Gower!


ETA:

Actor Harry Richardson, who plays Demelza Poldark’s brother Drake Carne, has now also shared a picture on his Instagram, sneakily taken during his ADR session.

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Poldark S5 Still in Editing

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Mammoth Screens, the production company behind British period drama Poldark, took to Twitter today to explain the recent lack of updates:

Dearest fans, we know you are eagerly awaiting S5 news and exclusives. We promise they are coming but we’re still in the edit at this stage. There will be an official launch in due course…keep your eyes peeled for info on ‘s website 😉

We won’t take our eyes off of the BFI website and Twitter account to bring you any news on Poldark‘s final season and Andrew Gower as James Hadfield as soon as possible!

 

Update on Running Naked

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We found a small update on Running Naked, the movie Andrew Gower filmed last summer alongside Matthew McNulty (Misfits, Black Work) and Tamzin Merchant (Carnival Row, Ark), and directed by Victor Buhler, on the production company’s website:

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Great to hear post-productions is going well and that we should be able to see Running Naked later in 2019. Together with the release of Midsomer Murders (UK premiere), Poldark and Carnival Row, this is shaping up to be a great year for all of Andrew’s fans!

Who was Poldark’s James Hadfield?

As we’ve already reported, Andrew Gower will play James Hadfied in the upcoming and final 5th season of period drama Poldark.

But who was James Hadfield?

We did some research and would like to present our results to you!

Please keep in mind that our findings are solely based on the original, historical figure, not the fictional character on the show which is bound to take some creative licences – if only to fit James Hadfield’s story into the overall Poldark plotline.

However, if you want to remain completely “spoiler”-free, we’d advise you to stop reading now!


Not much is known about Hadfield’s early life. It is estimated he was born in England in 1771/ 72. When he was in his early 20s, he served in the French Revolutionary Wars as a soldier and was badly wounded with a sabre in the Battle of Tourcoing in 1794. The severe head injuries he sustained left him badly scarred and his post-mortem in 1841 revealed extensive brain damage. After being captured and tortured by the French, he was released in a prisoner exchange but remained traumatised for the rest of his life.

On his return to England, he was discharged of military services on the grounds of madness. Living on the streets of London, he became involved in a millenialist movement and met  a preacher named Bannister Truelock, who persuaded Hadfield he could bring about the Second Coming of Christ – by assassinating the King and being sent to the gallows for treason.

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On Thursday, 15 May 1800, King George III attended a Royal Command Performance at the Royal Theatre, Dury Lane. During the playing of the National Anthem, James Hadfield, who sat in the audience, stood up and fired a pistol at the King who was just taking a bow from the Royal Box. Fortunately for the King, Hadfield was obviously not a very good shot, as both attempts missed the King narrowly. One of the slugs missed him by 14 inches, the other one brought down flakes of plaster from the ceiling of the Royal Box. Luckily one member of the audience – a David Moses Dyte – had the presence of mind to disarm the assailant before he could do any more damage to the building – or the King.

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George III was so unperturbed by the incident that he insisted that the theatre performance should go ahead as planned and actually fell asleep during its second half.

Hadfield was arrested and tried for high treason at the Court of King’s Bench in June 1800. His lawyer Thomas Erskine, thought to be the best barrister in England at the time, pleaded insanity for the accused. However, Hadfield’s planning of the shooting seemed to contradict this claim.

Hadfield’s case set an important legal precedent. Before 1800, if a defendant was acquitted on the grounds of insanity, he was simply allowed to go free because there was no law in place that allowed the government to detain him. In Hadfield’s case the concern remained that he would be released in a period of lucidity and make another attempt on the King’s life at a later date. Four days into the trial, the prosecution proposed a new bill which led to the so called Criminal Lunatics Act 1800 which was quickly passed by Parliament. It required the detention of someone who had committed a crime in a bout of insanity rather than leaving it to the discretion of the judge and jury, even if such detention meant forever.

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Instead of being executed (as had been part of his plan), Hadfield was committed to Bethlehem Hospital in Moorfields (also known as Bedlam) where he remained until 1802 when he and fellow inmate John Dunlop managed to escape. Their attempt to flee to France was put to an end in Dover where they were recaptured and taken back to Newgate Prison before eventually being returned to Bedlam, where Hadfield died in 1841 of tuberculosis.

Several years after this own trial, Hadfield inspired further use of pleading insanity during the case of Colonel Edward “Ned” Despard.


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Poldark S5 Release Date & Plot

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We cannot wait to see Andrew Gower on Poldark, so naturally we did some digging as to shed some light on when the new season of the period drama might be released in the UK.

Here’s what we found out so far:

The BBC have not been constant with release dates of the show in the past as this table shows.

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As filming of Season 5 is still ongoing [ETA: Filming wrapped in early February 2019], a date as soon as March seems unlikely but mid-June is definitely possible if Seasons 3 and 4 are anything to go by. We’re cautiously putting a little circle around 9 June 2019 (assuming Poldark keeps its Sunday night time-slot). PBS will probably show Poldark‘s final season later this year.

[ETA: As it turns out Poldark should air on 14 July!]

Executive Producer Karen Thrussel has confirmed that Season 5 will be Poldark’s final season “… for now. Who knows what the future may bring.”

Scenes from the new season were already featured in a trailer the BBC released on New Year’s Day, also suggesting that the new episodes will be released rather sooner than later.

The TV show is based on a series of books by novelist Winston Graham and has so far covered books 1 – 7. Season 5, however, will not follow this pattern and will not cover the eighth novel. Instead the 10-year gap after the events of  book 7 The Angry Tide will be covered by screenwriter and show creator Debbie Horsfield.

“In (the eighth book) The Stranger from the Sea, Winston Graham made many references to developments that happened in the ‘gap’ years. Much can also be inferred. There are, of course, also historical events and people of the time, both in Cornwall and in London. Series 5 will draw on all of these to follow the lives of the Poldarks, George Warleggan, the Enyses, and the Carnes in this intervening period.”

(Source: Debbie Horsfield via BBC)

“Historical events and people of the time […] in London” certainly reminds us of one James Hadfield, the character Andrew is set to play.

It is a new century and with it comes the promise of a hopeful future, but the past casts a long shadow over Cornwall. Following the death of Elizabeth, Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) resolves to put Westminster behind him and spend more time with the people he loves. However, when an old friend emerges with a plea for help, Ross is compelled to challenge the establishment again. As the Enyses (Luke Norris and Gabriella Wilde) rally to join the cause, Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) must contend with dangers close to home, while George (Jack Farthing) courts corrupt powers whose influence spans the Empire.

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Ellise Chappell (Morwenna Carne), Harry Richardson (Drake Carne), Tom York as Sam Carne, and Beatie Edney as Prudie are also set to return, alongside new cast members Lily Dodsworth Evans, Kerri McLean, Sofia Oxenham, Vincent Regan, Peter Sullivan and Freddie Wise.

CarterMatt: Poldark season 5 spoilers: Is an Outlander actor coming on board?

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CarterMatt has picked up on Andrew Gower‘s recent Instagram post in which he revealed his part in the upcoming final season of period drama Poldark. (see our post about it here)

Our favourite part of their article?

If you haven’t watching Outlanderthen there is a reasonably good chance you’re familiar with [Andrew] Gower from some of his other work. After all, he has appeared in such other series including AD: The Bible Continues, Being Human, The White Queenand more. This is someone who’s got a rather-impressive resume of TV work behind him and while he’s not going to have a chance to continue whatever he does on Poldark, there is still an opportunity for more good stuff down the line.

(Source: CarterMatt)

No doubt about that!

Poldark S5 films at Bristol Old Vic

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Poldark‘s season 5 filmed some scenes at Bristol’s Old Vic Theatre last week according to Bristol Live (thanks to Twitter user joaniebluetoes for providing us with this information and link!).

It appears that this is when and where Andrew Gower at least filmed some of his scenes for the upcoming season of Poldark as his character’s history ties in nicely with this.

On the evening of Thursday 15th May 1800 King George III visited the Drury Lane Theatre to watch a performance of a comedy called ‘She would, and she would not’ by Colley Cibber. When he entered Royal Box the orchestra struck up ‘God Save the King’ and everyone stood to attention – except for one man. James Hadfield was near the orchestra pit; he turned towards the Royal Box, drew out a pistol and fired at the King, missing him by a few inches.

(Source: The Quirky Past)

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(The interior of the theatre at Drury Lane, c. 1808 – Source: Wikipedia)

We cannot wait to find out more about how this part of history plays out in the overall plot of Poldark!

Andrew cast in Poldark

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If we interpret Andrew Gower‘s latest Instagram post correctly, he’s filmed some scenes for the upcoming (and presumably last) season of historical period drama Poldark.

James Hadfield is an actual historical figure, a solider in the French Revolutionary Wars, who attempted to assassinate the British King George III but was acquitted of attempted murder by reason of insanity.

Sounds like a “killer” of a character for Andrew to play!

Filming of Poldark‘s 5th and final season has been underway since September 2018 and it is scheduled to be released later this year. No release date has been announced as of yet, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out more!