The new Poldark starts tonight on PBS. I barely remember the original, back in the 70s. One thing I do remember quite vividly was a time the two stars, Robin Ellis and Angharad Rees, took part in one of PBS's begathons. Every time she'd say something, she'd giggle and look to Ellis for approval. He, on the other hand, didn't even try to hide his disdain for her. Not a pleasant thing to watch. Rees died a few years ago, but Ellis has a small role as a judge in this new version -- two episodes, I think.