About the show
A plea from Ross Poldark’s old Army Colonel, Ned Despard, compels him to return to the capital to help. As Demelza manages their affairs in Cornwall she encounters disenchantment, and a new opponent. George meanwhile struggles to engage with the world after Elizabeth’s death and it falls to Cary to expand the family empire as Valentine struggles to find his place within it. Arriving in London, Ross finds it gripped with paranoia and is determined to save Ned from the conspiracy that imprisoned him. George enters into an alliance with a merchant behind Ned’s imprisonment, whose business is in upholding the slave trade. Then, Geoffrey decides to follow in Ross’s footsteps and enter the military, yet he also finds himself drawn to Ralph’s daughter. As George’s grief leads the Warleggans into uncharted and worrying territory, Ross discovers a grave plot and is urged to heroism, while Demelza is forced into action herself back at home.