The CG secrets of Poldark revealed

Period drama has always been popular, but since Downton Abbey it's experienced an explosion in demand. And more recent examples like Wolf Hall, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and Ripper Street have benefitted from a healthy dose of VFX mastery that helps bring these bygone eras to vivid life.

One such example of this is the BBC's second reenvisioning of Poldark (the first airing too place between 1975 and 1977). This updated take on Winston Graham's historical novels tells the story of the eponymous Ross Poldark, who, in the late 18th century, returns from a three-year stint in the army to the tin mines of his Cornish hometown.

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