Poldark: Season 4 (2018)


Season 4
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Though cynics may struggle to see it, Poldark's fourth season pairs a surprisingly multilayered side of social commentary with its soapy romantic delights.

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Critic Ratings: 16

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User Ratings: 59

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 30, 2018

As the Poldarks look to rebuild their marriage and the Enyses to increase their family, Cornwall struggles under the Warleggans, whose power threatens all they hold dear.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2018

The Poldarks determine to get their relationship on track and the Enyses announce they're expecting a baby. Hugh's worsening health threatens his chance to stand in the election, and the prospect of him remaining in Cornwall adds pressure to the Poldarks' fragile marriage. At the Sawle Feast, Tom Harry challenges Sam to a wrestling match. When Emma offers herself as the prize, Sam accepts.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2018

Ross makes his maiden speech in parliament and finds himself a little notoriety in London where he also reunites with a now adolescent Geoffrey Charles. In Cornwall, Demelza contends with a failing mine and fixing Drake's broken heart. Dwight and Caroline welcome a baby daughter, Sarah, into the world but Dwight's happiness is short-lived as he makes a disturbing diagnosis.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2018

While George furthers his return to Westminster, Ross is reunited with his family at home. Tragedy strikes in Cornwall, however, forcing him from the quiet life into action again.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2018

George increases the strain on the struggling poor, driving Ross to make a risky gambit. The adversity the Poldarks face, however, may not be confined to Cornwall alone.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2018

After it is revealed that Nathaniel Pearce embezzled Pascoe's clients funds, the Warleggans take action. In London, Ross finds Geoffrey Charles led astray by Adderley. Sam convinces Drake to return from exile following his abandonment of Rosina and Morwenna's subsequent rejection and Morwenna reveals some news. Dwight meanwhile helps in the development of Truro's infirmary.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2018

The Poldarks, Enyses and Warleggans enjoy London's distractions. George dotes on Elizabeth, delighting at the prospect of an heir and announcing plans to host a charity ball, but their domestic bliss soon comes under threat. At the Warleggan ball Adderley takes a fancy to Demelza, betting George he'll cuckold Ross within a month, which gives rise to deadly complications.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2018

Elizabeth hopes to persuade George that Valentine is his child once and for all. Ross returns to Cornwall to mend things with Demelza, while Demelza helps Morwenna and Drake build a future. Elizabeth attempts to repair her own marriage, but the houses clash as the feud is renewed.

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Tv Season Info

In the fourth series of this drama series, Demelza and Ross Poldark are striving to rebuild their marriage. Meanwhile, the city of Cornwall is going through a period of upheaval and an upcoming election promises to change Poldark's life significantly. Caroline and Dwight are struck by a tragedy in their family, inciting Caroline to make an unexpected decision.

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Critic Reviews for Poldark Season 4

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (8)

It's a deep joy to be transported so effortlessly to a time when you could stand reflectively on a Cornish clifftop in an ankle-length cloak...and not see half of southwest London spread out on the beaches below you.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Popular but layered, reflecting on society as well as portraying it, Poldark is arguably what television drama is for.

Aug 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Cap'n, if you don't mind me saying, I do miss Judd (humour) and...Cousin Frances (pathos) and...Aunt Agatha (humour and pathos) but I'm not going anywhere, and am not about to transfer my loyalties.

Jun 18, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Demelza and Ross finally admitted that they're both as bad as each other. "Is it now too late?" No, don't worry, you've got a whole series left to mess each other around a bit more.

Jun 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The premiere definitely gives fans what they've been waiting for all these months.

Oct 1, 2018 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Horsfield infuses Poldark's roller-coaster romance plots with dramatic realities, such as economic instability, class struggles, infidelity and political corruption - issues that are surprisingly topical today.

Oct 1, 2018 | Full Review…

It's business as usual, this series premiere, more a continuation of last series than a new departure, which is just how we like it. However uncertain the times, there are still certainties in Poldark's characters.

Oct 1, 2018 | Full Review…

These eight new episodes do not disappoint, and a stark finale sets a powerful stage for a fifth and final season.

Sep 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Don't even start on us for getting innocently excited about our beloved Poldark.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Why do I not get what the rest of you all see in this potboiler?

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Watching the premiere of the fourth series made me feel emotionally polluted, as if I was somehow complicit in its stance that most middle-aged women are raunch-obsessed zombies hooked on Turner's quivering breasts.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

There will be flaring nostrils and quivering hindquarters before summer's out, mark my words.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Poldark: Season 4

  • Jan 29, 2020
    This season was better at pacing than some of the previous seasons, but as usual, 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.
  • Jun 18, 2019
    Although it is more of the same which is slightly tedious it starts to heat up towards the end of the season.
  • Mar 09, 2019
    Great acting, fantastic visuals, exciting stories. What more could you want?
  • Feb 02, 2019
    Cornwall is not a "city" as the season info below states.
  • Nov 12, 2018
    Love it to death! Can't get enough of Ross! Hate George, who nails it in the hate department. Love the cinematography all the way down to the clothes. The history is dead on! The Novelist would have been so proud! Well written!

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