Poldark: Season 2 (2016)


Season 2

Critics Consensus

Poldark is back with more romance, more drama, and more theatrical use of the British seaside.



Critic Ratings: 10


Audience Score

User Ratings: 5
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Air date: Sep 25, 2016
Air date: Oct 2, 2016
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Air date: Oct 23, 2016
Air date: Oct 30, 2016
Air date: Nov 6, 2016
Air date: Nov 13, 2016
Air date: Nov 20, 2016
Air date: Nov 27, 2016
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The second series of Poldark begins with Ross preparing for his trial. Elizabeth and Demelza try their best to help him, however, George is doing everything in his power to bring Ross down. Meanwhile, Francis struggles to rebuild his life and a familiar face returns to Cornwall.


Aidan Turner
as Ross Poldark
Heida Reed
as Elizabeth
Jack Farthing
as George Warleggan
Philip Davis
as Jud Paynter
John Hollingworth
as Captain Henshawe
Tristan Sturrock
as Zacky Martin
Gabriella Wilde
as Caroline Penvenen
Luke Norris
as Dwight Enys
John Nettles
as Ray Penvenen
Robin Ellis
as Reverend Halse
Hugh Skinner
as Unwin Trevaunanee
Richard Harrington
as Captain Andrew Blamey
Matthew Wilson
as Mark Daniel
Pip Torrens
as Cary Warleggan
Max Willis
as Geoffrey Charles
Patrick Ryecart
as Sir Hugh Bodrugan
Crystal Leaity
as Margaret Vosper
Ed Browning
as Paul Daniel
Ross Green
as Charlie Kempthorne
Richard Hope
as Harris Pascoe
Steve Jacobs
as Landlord
William Mannering
as Jeffrey Clymer
Mark Frost
as Tom Carne
Mark Frost (II)
as Tom Carne
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Critic Reviews for Poldark Season 2

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

I can't say it was all sunsets and shirtless wheat scything, but life must have its hills and its valleys.

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

The script is a muddle of archaic thees and thous, Demelza's yargle-gargle dialect and some incongruous modern slang.

Nov 6, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

... why couldn't the writer - in this instance, Debbie Horsfield - have made it purely consensual sex?

Aug 31, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

BBC One's sweeping romantic drama has returned, with glorious cast, gorgeous locations and sweaty torsos all present and correct. And it doesn't waste time in getting on with the action.

Sep 6, 2016 | Full Review…

I have taken my time getting there, but I can now acknowledge the series' genius.

Dec 27, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

As ever there was much staring out to sea from atop Cornish cliffs, waves crashing dramatically on rocks and footage of Ross brooding manfully on horseback, eyes as dark as a stag's.

Sep 26, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Weekends, with the nights beginning to close in, are better places with Poldark back.

Sep 7, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's hard to predict what will happen in a single episode of Poldark, much less a season, but if this premiere episode is any case, we are in for something great.

Sep 26, 2016 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

The answers are unclear, but I'm glad Poldark is back. It really is a masterpiece.

Sep 26, 2016 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

The political intrigue and machinations between Warleggen's scheming and Poldark's unshakeable pride and principle give this underrated series a great deal of depth.

Sep 20, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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