Go behind the scenes of the hugely successful BBC period drama Poldark with its writer Debbie Horsfield and the production’s historical adviser Hannah Greig.
Ahead of the swashbuckling drama’s fifth and final series, discover how Winston Graham’s historical novels are brought to spectacular life on our screens.
How is the world of 18th-century Cornwall recreated and what can we expect from the final series?
The Jane Moody in Memoriam Lecture
About the speakers
Dr Hannah Greig is a Senior Lecturer with the University of York’s Department of History and an experienced consultant for film, television and theatre productions. Recent credits include Poldark, The Favourite, Jamaica Inn, Death Comes to Pemberley, The School for Scandal and The Duchess. Her research interests are in the social, political and material history of Britain in the long 18th century (c.1688-1830).
Debbie Horsfield is the only writer of all five series of Poldark. Born in Manchester, she has a degree in English Literature from Newcastle University and writes for both theatre and TV. Her recent works include (for theatre) Sex, Chips & Rock N’ Roll, the Musical (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester 2005) and (for TV) Cutting It (BBC1, 2002,2003, 2004 and 2005), True Dark Kiss (BBC1, 2007) and All the Small Things (BBC1, 2009). In 2016 she received the BAFTA Audience Award for Poldark.
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