Poldark: Season 5 (2019)

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Season 5
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Poldark's final season gives fans exactly what they want: emotionally involving period drama fueled by exceptional chemistry with just the right amount of ridiculousness.

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Critic Ratings: 21

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User Ratings: 37

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 29, 2019

After fighting in the American War of Independence a British soldier, Ross Poldark, returns to Cornwall, his home. However, a lot has changed during his three years away.

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Air date: Oct 6, 2019

After fighting in the American War of Independence a British soldier, Ross Poldark, returns to Cornwall, his home. However, a lot has changed during his three years away.

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Air date: Oct 13, 2019

After fighting in the American War of Independence a British soldier, Ross Poldark, returns to Cornwall, his home. However, a lot has changed during his three years away.

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Air date: Oct 20, 2019

After fighting in the American War of Independence a British soldier, Ross Poldark, returns to Cornwall, his home. However, a lot has changed during his three years away.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2019

After fighting in the American War of Independence a British soldier, Ross Poldark, returns to Cornwall, his home. However, a lot has changed during his three years away.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2019

After fighting in the American War of Independence a British soldier, Ross Poldark, returns to Cornwall, his home. However, a lot has changed during his three years away.

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Air date: Nov 10, 2019

After fighting in the American War of Independence a British soldier, Ross Poldark, returns to Cornwall, his home. However, a lot has changed during his three years away.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2019

Aidan Turner makes a comeback as the gallant Ross Poldark for a final season of drama in Cornwall.

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Tv Season Info

Series 5 of the historical drama series based on the book series of the same name.

Cast & Crew

Sofia Oxenham
Tess Tregidden
Harry Richardson
Drake Carne
Tom York
Sam Carne
Woody Norman
Valentine Warleggan
Ellise Chappell
Morwenna Whitworth
Pip Torrens
Cary Warleggan
Freddie Wise
Geoffrey Charles
Aidan Turner
Ross Poldark
Jack Farthing
George Warleggan
Oscar Novak
Jeremy Poldark
Wensdae Gibbons
Clowance Poldark
Luke Norris
Dwight Enys
Eleanor Tomlinson
Demelza Poldark
Gabriella Wilde
Caroline Enys
Kerri McLean
Kitty Despard
Anthony Calf
William Wickham
Tim Dutton
Joseph Merceron
Michael Ray
Justin Moltnikov
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Critic Reviews for Poldark Season 5

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (11)

Poldark is one of my comfort-food shows, an easy, pretty, and transporting escape to a time and place, the 18th century, where everything was simpler - or, thanks to the writers, everything seemed simpler.

Nov 14, 2019 | Full Review…

[T]he death of Elizabeth leaves a hole in the plot where the thwarted lust used to go, which is a worry, because nobody wants to hear more about the travails of Poldark's tin mine during a fancy-dress recession.

Jul 17, 2019 | Full Review…

In the end it was pretty great television. There was just too much of everything.

Nov 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Look. Let's be real. This finale wasn't handled well.

Nov 18, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's silly, eye-roll-inducing and the perfect farewell.

Jul 16, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It almost made up for all the half-baked villains this series. Except you, Tess, you were a joy.

Nov 18, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Whilst this wasn't perhaps Poldark's best (or, at least, most consistent) outing, the last five minutes in particular were as fitting an ending to the show as any.

Nov 4, 2019 | Full Review…

This season gives fans exactly what they want from Poldark: love and drama. It's sad to see it end, but all good things must come to an end. Still, thanks to streaming services, you can watch it all again.

Sep 20, 2019 | Rating: 8.0/10 | Full Review…

We're obviously delighted to see her and Drake approach a happy ending, and Ellise Chappell and Harry Richardson have been brilliant throughout, but it does feel rushed in comparison to other storylines.

Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Grownups love this ripping, soapy series...

Oct 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Over its five seasons, the series had a lot going for it, not least the potent chemistry between Aidan Turner's Ross and Eleanor Tomlinson's Demelza, but the plotlines increasingly became so implausible as to be downright daft.

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Poldark left the show's seven million devoted viewers dangling...it was brilliantly bonkers...

Aug 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Poldark: Season 5

  • Oct 06, 2020
    The final season (5) of Poldark was much like the others in terms of drama and links to history. It is sad that has come to end an, especially with the ending left open for more...
  • Sep 18, 2020
    This WAS a great series until they started distorting history and pushing misgeneration. Penrose isn't wrong (episode3 or episode 5)
  • Mar 22, 2020
    loved it. So sad it's done.
  • Jan 29, 2020
    It could have used more happy moments, but the historical aspect was 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
    I watched this season five through to the end because I was hooked on the plot and characters; it became an atrocious mess. I was yelling at the writer in the last episode. An absolute waste of time.
  • Dec 05, 2019
    Sappy, unbelievable plot twists. Too many love scenes. Poor acting all around....
  • Nov 18, 2019
    I was a fan of the PBS series, Poldark, but my enthusiasm waned in Season 4 and was completely quashed in Season 5, which amplifies everything that is wrong with this production: a consistently weak script that lacks plausibility and cannot be saved even by the beautiful visuals. This Poldark production is a sad statement about where PBS has come: sacrificing dramatic quality in order to play the ratings game, pandering to the lowest common denominator of modern audience demands for fast-paced action. The actors were powerless to overcome the bad material; sometimes I wondered if they had to fight the gag reflex when saying their lines. I echo the sentiments of other audience reviewers: "Thank god it's over".
  • Nov 18, 2019
    So sad that Poldark has come to an end. It has been excellent for all five seasons.
  • Nov 04, 2019
    Season five is a travesty of what Poldark had been...unrecognizable characters, sensationalistic, vapid plots. Each episode has been worse than the one before. They should have ended with season four....it is a shame for Poldark, which had been very fine, to end on this note.
  • Oct 30, 2019
    They had a choice to make - jump forward ten years with the books and move the focus to the next generation - do what they did. I'm sad that they didn't do the whole saga. I think there is plenty of good material in the last 4 books. I think the acting and production values are first rate as they have been all along.

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