- Stars: Aidan Turner , Beatie Edney , Caroline Blakiston , Crystal Leaity , Ed Browning , Eleanor Tomlinson , Emma Spurgin Hussey , Gracee O'Brien , Harriet Ballard , Heida Reed , Jack Farthing , John Hollingworth , Kyle Soller , Matthew Wilson , Michael Culkin , Philip Davis , Pip Torrens , Richard Hope , Robert Daws , Ruby Bentall , Tristan Sturrock
Ross Poldark returns from fighting in the American Revolution to his native Cornwall, finding his fiancée Elizabeth Chynoweth about to marry his wealthy cousin Francis and his home in ruins after his father's death. Ross is a reluctant wedding guest, along with George Warleggan, nephew of a prosperous banker, and his uncle Charles proposes financing him to move to London. Ross, however, stays in Cornwall, rebuilding his home. Whilst at the local market he rescues the waif-like Demelza Carne and takes her home to work for him. Her bullying father arrives with his sons to reclaim her but Ross's tenants turn up to help him and fight them off.