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The Best Episodes of Poldark

Every episode of Poldark ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Poldark!

Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape.

Genre:Drama
Network:BBC One

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The best episode of "Poldark" is "Episode 8", rated 8.8/10 from 869 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Episode 8" aired on 4/26/2015 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Episode 10".

  • Episode 8
    8.8/10 869 votes

    #1 - Episode 8

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-04-26

    George expands the Warleggan empire, launching a new ship and bankrupting Carnmore.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 10
    8.8/10 525 votes

    #2 - Episode 10

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-11-06

    Dwight enlists in the navy to forget Caroline, and Demelza visits Verity to spend some time apart from Ross. While Ross considers rejoining his regiment, Elizabeth and George settle into married life, but George's plans provoke the locals to riot.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 4
    8.7/10 927 votes

    #3 - Episode 4

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-03-29

    News of Ross and Demelza's marriage spreads, damaging Wheal Leisure's prospects.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 8
    8.7/10 449 votes

    #4 - Episode 8

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-07-29

    Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 2
    8.6/10 569 votes

    #5 - Episode 2

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-09-11

    As the election leads to rioting, Elizabeth goes to Bodmin herself. Demelza tries to influence the case by making a personal appeal to the judge, but George has a number of tricks up his sleeve as the day of the trial arrives.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 5
    8.6/10 525 votes

    #6 - Episode 5

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-10-02

    An informant in the smuggling ring poses a serious threat to all, and George buys Ross's debt to finally crush him. Meanwhile, Caroline returns to Cornwall to make an announcement, but it is Elizabeth who reveals a great secret.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 5
    8.6/10 462 votes

    #7 - Episode 5

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-07-09

    While George makes political manoeuvres at home, Ross sails to France to rescue Dwight from the French Revolution.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 3
    8.4/10 877 votes

    #8 - Episode 3

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2015-03-22

    Rumours spread of a scandalous relationship between Ross and Demelza.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 4
    8.4/10 517 votes

    #9 - Episode 4

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-09-25

    Needing money to open a mine free of George's influence, Ross strikes a deal with a local smuggler. Dwight, meanwhile, tries to diagnose an epidemic and receives help from an anonymous benefactor.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 9
    8.4/10 458 votes

    #10 - Episode 9

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-08-06

    The Poldark family finds itself challenged on all fronts and threatened as never before.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 2
    8.3/10 917 votes

    #11 - Episode 2

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-03-15

    Ross plans to reopen his family mine with Francis. Demelza struggles to fit in at Nampara.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 7
    8.3/10 478 votes

    #12 - Episode 7

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-10-16

    Ross joins a smuggling trip in the Isles of Scilly in order to meet Mark Daniel but, in his absence, George moves in on Elizabeth. Caroline convinces Dwight they must elope for a new life in Bath, and Captain McNeil plans to ambush the smugglers on their return.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 8
    8.3/10 531 votes

    #13 - Episode 8

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-10-23

    Ross and Dwight stand trial for their part in the smuggling. A new tin lode gives Ross renewed hope in Wheal Grace, but it is George who is there for Elizabeth when her mother falls ill and deals Ross a bitter blow.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 9
    8.3/10 469 votes

    #14 - Episode 9

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-10-30

    Ross closes Wheal Grace for good. With Elizabeth wrestling with a life-changing decision, Demelza's world has been turned upside down. How will harmony be restored?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 1
    8.3/10 485 votes

    #15 - Episode 1

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-06-11

    Ross and Demelza look to forget the past and rebuild their marriage, but new arrivals threaten their fragile reconciliation.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 6
    8.3/10 424 votes

    #16 - Episode 6

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-07-16

    Drake finds himself in the Warleggans' firing line as George moves to secure his connection to the nobility, and Ross provides some local aid.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 7
    8.3/10 421 votes

    #17 - Episode 7

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-07-23

    George pursues a vacant seat in Parliament as Agatha plans for her hundredth birthday, and Ross is given a proposition. Meanwhile, there is a new arrival at the Whitworth vicarage.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 8
    8.3/10 407 votes

    #18 - Episode 8

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-07-30

    Ross is adamant George will lose in the election and determines to get a headstone made for Agatha's grave, something Trenwith has neglected. George, meanwhile, questions Dwight over Valentine's legitimacy and - paranoid and jealous - shuts himself to Elizabeth, as Rowella begins to seduce Osborne Whitworth and Demelza receives tokens of Hugh's affection. Sam continues to pine after Emma, as Dwight instructs Osborne to forego intercourse with Morwenna and Cary informs Lord Falmouth that the Warleggans will be opposing Falmouth in the election. Ross returns from his mine to discover Hugh Armitage at Nampara with Demelza - and this time Hugh's attention does not go unnoticed..

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 7
    8.3/10 358 votes

    #19 - Episode 7

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-07-22

    Joining the Enyses and Ross in London Demelza enjoys the city life and accompanies Ross to a charity ball thrown by Warleggan to celebrate his wife's pregnancy. Here she attracts Adderley's predatory attention, leading him to challenge Ross to a duel, the outcome of which makes Warleggan even more anxious to crush Ross. Whilst Demelza, overwhelmed by events, returns to Cornwall, Morwenna has a message for Drake and Geoffrey Charles makes an observation.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 5
    8.2/10 746 votes

    #20 - Episode 5

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-04-05

    Demelza gives birth. Ross welcomes old friend Dr Dwight Enys to Cornwall.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 7
    8.2/10 707 votes

    #21 - Episode 7

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-04-19

    Francis wrongly blames Ross for helping Verity elope with Andrew Blamey.

    Director: N/A

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  • Episode 1
    8.2/10 627 votes

    #22 - Episode 1

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-09-04

    Ross prepares for his trial as Demelza and Elizabeth try to help his cause. George does everything in his power to harm Ross, Francis wrestles with his conscience, and Dwight clashes with an entitled heiress, Caroline Penvenen.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 3
    8.2/10 509 votes

    #23 - Episode 3

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-09-18

    Ross and Demelza face financial ruin, and George plans revenge on Jud. Francis, meanwhile, tries to rebuild his life and extends an invitation to Ross and Demelza.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 6
    8.2/10 491 votes

    #24 - Episode 6

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-10-09

    Ross tries to help Francis's family financially, but George calls in Ross's debt. Demelza toils loyally to protect all at Nampara, and Dwight and Caroline continue to meet in secret.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Episode 4
    8.2/10 415 votes

    #25 - Episode 4

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-07-02

    George proves merciless as the new magistrate, and Clowance is christened. Ross discovers the means to both help Dwight and combat Cornwall's famine.

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