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The Making of a Lady

 

This is the story of the educated but penniless Emily (Lydia Wilson). During her duties as a lady’s companion for Lady Maria (Joanna Lumley), she meets her employer’s wealthy widower nephew, Lord James Walderhurst (Linus Roache). Accepting his practical if unromantic marriage proposal, Emily finds solace in the company of Walderhurst’s nephew Alec Osborn (James D’Arcy) and his glamorous wife, Hester (Hasina Haque), after Lord James leaves to rejoin his regiment. Emily, alone with the Osborns, increasingly comes under their control and begins to fear for her life. Based on the 1901 novel The Making of a Marchioness by celebrated writer Frances Hodgson Burnett.

 

The Manners of Downton Abbey:
A Masterpiece Special

 

Enter the world of Edwardian manners with Alastair Bruce, historical advisor to Downton Abbey. Bruce and the series’ leading cast members explain how they re-create the authentic etiquette of aristocrats and servants. Bruce, who holds the prestigious Order of the British Empire, is an expert on royal ceremony and custom. Among his responsibilities is to consult with the actors on how to speak, stand, sit, eat, drink, dress and keep a stiff upper lip.

 

POLDARK SEASON 2 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 9 of 9

 

Aidan Turner stars as Ross Poldark, a redcoat who returned to Cornwall after the American Revolution to discover that his father is dead, his lands are ruined, and his true love is engaged to another. Though encouraged to pack up and make a new life elsewhere, the stubborn hero resolves to change his destiny and restore his lost fortune.

 

Part 9 of 9
The wars tempt Ross and Dwight. An enraged mob threatens George and Elizabeth. Caroline and Dwight have a fateful reunion. Ross and Demelza confront their demons.

 

POLDARK SEASON 2 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 7 of 9

 

Aidan Turner stars as Ross Poldark, a redcoat who returned to Cornwall after the American Revolution to discover that his father is dead, his lands are ruined, and his true love is engaged to another. Though encouraged to pack up and make a new life elsewhere, the stubborn hero resolves to change his destiny and restore his lost fortune.

 

Part 7 of 9
For once, Ross plays the game he despises. George is on the brink of success. The copper mine yields a glimpse of hope.

 

POLDARK SEASON 2 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 8 of 9

 

Aidan Turner stars as Ross Poldark, a redcoat who returned to Cornwall after the American Revolution to discover that his father is dead, his lands are ruined, and his true love is engaged to another. Though encouraged to pack up and make a new life elsewhere, the stubborn hero resolves to change his destiny and restore his lost fortune.

 

Part 8 of 9
Demelza and Ross wage bitter war. Elizabeth postpones a big event. Ross’s good deed is repaid. Lady luck pays a visit.

 

POLDARK SEASON 2 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 5 of 9

 

Aidan Turner stars as Ross Poldark, a redcoat who returned to Cornwall after the American Revolution to discover that his father is dead, his lands are ruined, and his true love is engaged to another. Though encouraged to pack up and make a new life elsewhere, the stubborn hero resolves to change his destiny and restore his lost fortune.

 

Part 5 of 9
Ross does Elizabeth a favor. A mysterious benefactor reciprocates. The search is on for Mark, who knows where secret riches lie. George starts his next plan against Ross.

 

POLDARK SEASON 2 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 6 of 9

 

Aidan Turner stars as Ross Poldark, a redcoat who returned to Cornwall after the American Revolution to discover that his father is dead, his lands are ruined, and his true love is engaged to another. Though encouraged to pack up and make a new life elsewhere, the stubborn hero resolves to change his destiny and restore his lost fortune.

 

Part 6 of 9
A fugitive points the way to riches. Ross and the free traders sail into a trap. Caroline and Dwight hatch a plan. Demelza faces house arrest.

 

This program will encore Sat., Nov. 12, 10:00 pm

 

POLDARK SEASON 2 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 4 of 9

 

Aidan Turner stars as Ross Poldark, a redcoat who returned to Cornwall after the American Revolution to discover that his father is dead, his lands are ruined, and his true love is engaged to another. Though encouraged to pack up and make a new life elsewhere, the stubborn hero resolves to change his destiny and restore his lost fortune.

 

Part 4 of 9
George maneuvers Poldark toward checkmate. The law hunts down free traders. Caroline chooses between Unwin and Dwight. Francis goes missing.

 

POLDARK SEASON 2 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 3 of 9

 

Aidan Turner stars as Ross Poldark, a redcoat who returned to Cornwall after the American Revolution to discover that his father is dead, his lands are ruined, and his true love is engaged to another. Though encouraged to pack up and make a new life elsewhere, the stubborn hero resolves to change his destiny and restore his lost fortune.

 

Part 3 of 9
Smugglers make Ross an offer. Ross makes Francis an offer. Verity reappears. Ross and George engage in a frank discussion. Demelza risks her neck before a blessed event.

 

POLDARK SEASON 2 ON MASTERPIECE
Part 2 of 9

 

Aidan Turner stars as Ross Poldark, a redcoat who returned to Cornwall after the American Revolution to discover that his father is dead, his lands are ruined, and his true love is engaged to another. Though encouraged to pack up and make a new life elsewhere, the stubborn hero resolves to change his destiny and restore his lost fortune. Season 2 brings a new series of challenges, as Poldark is falsely accused and behind bars.

 

Part 2 of 9,
George tries a second plan against Ross. Jud pays a steep price for treachery. Francis has a meeting of minds with his cousin. Demelza breaks difficult news.

 

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