Mining Poldark is your behind-the-scenes pass to all five seasons of the beloved MASTERPIECE / BBC drama, Poldark. From Captain Ross Poldark’s first smoldering appearance on the Cornish cliffs, all the way to the upcoming fifth season of the series, hosts Barrett Brountas and Robin Ellis — who played the original Ross Poldark in the 1970s adaptation of Winston Graham’s novels — unpack all the adventure and fearless exploits, episode by episode.
Season Five, Episode Eight: The End
And after all of that, we're finally here: the end. Five seasons of copper, chaos and romantic mishaps comes to a touching close on the Cornish shores, and so, too does this podcast. Co-hosts Robin Ellis and Barrett Brountas bid Ross and company farewell one final time.
Season Five, Episode Seven: Our Penultimate Poldark
Could we really be here? Is there really only one episode of Poldark remaining? We'll ignore the pending goodbye by focusing on Ross, who seems to be continuing his ongoing trend of making questionable choices in the coastal caves. Is he a spy? A traitor? Did we miss something? The verdict is still out.
Season Five, Episode Six: No Good Ned Goes Unpunished
The British justice system works its harsh way through Col. Ned Despard’s imagined case of treason, ending in a gruesome public hanging. But it’s not all bad news for our heroes this episode. And in a special treat for dedicated Mining Poldark listeners, Andrew Graham — son of Poldark novelist Winston Graham — joins co-host Barrett Brountas in a frank conversation about Cornwall, Ross and real British history.
Season Five, Episode Five: Drake Makes More Mistakes
Drake has made his fair share of mistakes during his years in and around Cornwall's Sawle village. Several of said mistakes have lead to his near death, multiple times. But never fear, dear viewers and listeners! He's got more mistakes up his blacksmith’s sleeve.
Season Five, Episode Four: A Raid On Trenwith
Colonel Ned Despard hasn't been long for Cornwall when he gets it in his head to stage a raid on the great house of Trenwith. It might seem like a good idea, sure — but knowing criminal justice around here, we can't see this working out in his favor.
Season Five, Episode Three: George Breaks Free
As Sir George tumbles further down his troubled mental path, his Uncle Cary taps a local doctor with less than healthy healing methods. Thank goodness Dr. Dwight is around to save the day...but who will rescue young Valentine?
I was *loving* this podcast, and haven’t given up hope yet that the previous format will return.
I listened back to Barrett’s remarks at the end of the final podcast for season 4, in a effort to figure out what she meant... She said that for season 5, she and Robin will be trying something different, that there will still be an episode of the podcast for every episode of the TV series, and that she and Robin will “get back together” at the end of season 5 to do a recap of the entire TV series.
How she says all of this, however, is a *bit* confusing... I can only hope that the repeats recently of the “Masterpiece” podcast interviews are just serving as some sort of weekly placeholders (for lack of a better term), until Barrett and Robin return at the end of the season (?).
If so, then in the next episode of the “Mining Poldark” podcast, it would be *extremely* helpful (and would certainly put all the listeners at ease) if Barrett would (please) include a *reminder* in her intro or closing remarks, clarifying how this will all go.
Thank you, Barrett and Robin, for an otherwise delightful podcast!
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This was a great means to refresh yourself regarding prior seasons prior to watching the final season. Barrett and Robin were enjoyable to listen to. Hence the four stars.
Bring back Robin!
This is just Masterpiece! Where is the review and the banter. Should be zero stars.