A sensation on PBS's Masterpiece Theatre, this spellbinding saga tells the story of the gallant Captain Ross Poldark (Robin Ellis, The Good Soldier) and his ever-changing fortunes. Based on the novels by Winston Graham, these two classic miniseries teem with adventure and romance, all set against the spectacular backdrop of the ruggedly beautiful Cornish coast. In Series 1, a wounded Ross returns from the American Revolution after a brave escape from a French prison camp. He finds his father dead, the woman he loves engaged to another man, and a viperous businessman eager to drive his family from their land. Series 2 follows Ross through further tumultuous times, from saving his marriage to reclaiming his fortune as he attempts to defeat his predatory rival once and for all. Also starring Angharad Rees (Close to Home), Ralph Bates (Dear John), Jill Townsend (Cimarron Strip), Jane Wymark (Midsomer Murders), Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean), and Judy Geeson (Mad About You).