We can’t go out (much) but can still enjoy a journey around the country in the company of series featuring beautiful locations
Yes, on occasion, the Cornish scenery even outshines the shirtless Ross Poldark scything away in the fields in the BBC’s historical drama. My mum speaks highly of the mid-1970s original, and though she can remember almost nothing about it, it’s probably fair to say the Cornish locations wouldn’t have dazzled back then the way they do in the high-def 2015 remake. Among them are Holywell Bay, Porthcurno beach, Kynance Cove and Porthgwarra. The exterior of Poldark’s perennially perilous Wheal Leisure mine is Botallack Mine on the Penwith peninsula, while giddyup and (pretend) gallop along as Ross and sourpuss-faced nemeses cross paths at the clifftops of Park Head near Porthcothan with their views to sea stacks at Bedruthan Steps.
• See also: Doc Martin, and Delicious