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Poldark season 5, episode 2 review: how the series is really getting inside our heads – Telegraph.co.uk

Poldark season 5, episode 2 review: how the series is really getting inside our heads – Telegraph.co.uk

22 July 2019 NEWS



Having at last unshackled herself from the constraints of Winston Graham’s original novels, screenwriterDebbie Horsfieldis taking a leap towards slightly more modern concerns in this final series ofPoldark(BBC One, Sunday). A few minutes into last night’s episode, Ralph Hanson (Peter Sullivan) plucked a book from his daughter Cecily’s (Lily Dodsworth-Evans) hands and sneered.

“What’s this?A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. What rights could a girl possibly want that a well-connected husband couldn’t supply?”

Having been identified last week as the series’ new ultra-villain, in the guise of a horrid Honduran mahogany trader (not just an unethical plunderer of natural resources but a ruthless…

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