Poldark: Season 3 (2017)


Season 3

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Poldark's third season proves a bracing return to form, with an effective emphasis on the soapy intrigue that makes this period drama such an addictive treat.



Critic Ratings: 17


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User Ratings: 185

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Air date: Oct 1, 2017

George has everything going for him: Elizabeth, an heir, the Poldark lands, his own church. Meanwhile, Demelza's brothers, Sam and Drake, take up preaching. After Caroline and Dwight elope, Dwight vanishes.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2017

Ross goes to revolutionary France to search for information about Dwight. George dispenses rough justice in his new role as magistrate. Drake falls in love with the governess Morwenna.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2017

A failed harvest incites food riots, which George handles harshly. Demelza and Ross get a family addition. Morwenna gets an unwelcome suitor in Rev. Whitworth. A clever plan to import grain foils George.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2017

With Dwight languishing in a French prison, Ross takes a desperate gamble. Drake joins Ross? mission after Morwenna breaks with him. George jockeys for a triumph in politics.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2017

Frogs drive George to the breaking point, leading him to set a trap for Drake. A gift from Geoffrey Charles proves deadly. Dwight?s prison experience threatens his relationship with Caroline.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2017

Rev. Whitworth puts Morwenna through the tortures of the damned. Aunt Agatha and George cross swords in their deadliest match yet. Demelza gets an admirer who owes his life to Ross.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2017

Morwenna gives birth and plunges into despair; George triumphs, as the ground collapses under his relationship with Elizabeth; and Ross and Demelza bare their souls.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2017

In the Season 3 finale, Elizabeth turns the tables on George; Rev. Whitworth is checkmated; Demelza and Lt. Armitage reveal their true feelings; and Poldark makes a vow.

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Season 3 finds Ross and Demelza attempting to repair their relationship, while George Warleggan builds his empire to crush the Poldarks. Elizabeth harbors a dangerous secret, and Dwight is captured during the war with France. Will Ross risk everything to save his friend?

Cast & Crew

Ellise Chappell
Morwenna Whitworth
Eleanor Tomlinson
Demelza Poldark
Aidan Turner
Ross Poldark
Heida Reed
Elizabeth Warleggan
Jack Farthing
George Warleggan
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Critic Reviews for Poldark Season 3

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (6)

At its heart, Poldark is partly a soap - a swashbuckling, Cornish soap - that embraces all of its intrigue, backstabbing, power plays, and affaire de coeur.

Oct 2, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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A dark moon hung over last night's Poldark.

Jun 19, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A bit like the average distance between humans and rats, in Poldark you are never far from birth, marriage or death. In this first episode of the third series, there was a full house, the emphasis being very much on death.

Jun 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

For while Poldark certainly has its share of soap-worthy plot lines, Debbie Horsfield's adaptation of Winston Graham's epic saga is cut from sophisticated cloth.

May 20, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The cast is uniformly excellent. Jack Farthing is particularly fine as odious banker George Warleggan.

Oct 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Poldark is what we critics call a pile of old tosh. And yet, somehow that doesn't stop it from being undeniable if distinctly bonkers fun.

Sep 6, 2018 | Full Review…

I suppose the angry, starving, proletariat of Cornwall was just waiting for a candidate they could believe in.

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Aidan Turner still a magnetic lead, but Series Three feels like the point where the show puts greater emphasis on activities beyond Ross's copper-finding strops, and demonstrates the strengths of an excellent -- and expanding -- ensemble cast.

Sep 11, 2017 | Full Review…

The honest truth? Can't wait for next year.

Aug 30, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Poldark is, as always, almost bizarrely gripping and entertaining.

Aug 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Its a tense instalment.

Jun 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Quite why this absurd Mills & Boon-esque farrago is one of the Beeb's flagship events every time it comes back around is a mystery, though I suppose it's solid proof of the value of giving the viewers what they want.

Jun 19, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Poldark: Season 3

  • Jan 29, 2020
    Depressing and dark at times, but once again the historical aspects were excellent. Poldark has always done a great job of shedding light on corruption, especially within the judicial process at all levels. The ease of corruption within this process and the huge harm to human life and dignity are much more honest and raw in this series. Touching on a deep problem within our government system, sadly, still relevant today.
  • Jan 03, 2020
    Poldark has everything I look for in a TV series: great characters, adventure, drama, joy, romance, inspiration, and feel good moments. The acting and the story are not exaggerated like in a soap opera.
  • Sep 10, 2018
    Love it. It the best show I hope they continue
  • Sep 07, 2018
    Great acting and dramatization with beautiful scenery. I can't get enough of Poldark.
  • Jan 14, 2018
    Although it is beginning to become slightly repetitive, there is a bit more action to this season to keep it interesting.
  • Nov 19, 2017
    I hate watch it because my wife thinks it's ok - barely. It gets worse every episode, which is kind of an achievement.
  • Oct 29, 2017
    This third season is the best yet! Ross is a hero again.
  • Oct 02, 2017
    This is the most dramatic, intelligent and forthcoming season of Poldark yet. Aiden Turner's portrayal of Ross, is absolutely amazing, so much so, that it moved me to tears. I'll recommend this show to everyone I meet for the rest of my life, well done Debbie Horsfield.
  • Aug 03, 2017
    Hands down one of the best shows on Television... Bravo

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