Poldark will return for a fourth series

We haven't seen the last of Aidan Turner's Cornish captain yet!

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Period drama Poldark is set to return for a fourth series.

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The news of the Cornish captain’s return was confirmed during a special Poldark panel at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival in London – and will come as a welcome surprise for fans.

“We start filming series 4 in September,” Turner revealed as the panel came to a close.

We won’t have to wait too long to see Turner’s Ross back on TV screens either, as series three is due to air on BBC1 in June.

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The upcoming third series will draw on books 5 and 6 from Winston Graham’s 12-series Poldark opus, the Black Moon (set between 1794 and 1795) and The Four Swans (1795-1797).