Sunday, August 05, 2012
On Poldark and Privatisation: How George Warleggan struck back
This piece of mine appears in the Morning Star
I was very sad to wake up a couple of Sundays ago and read on Teletext that Angharad Rees, star of the 1970s drama series Poldark, had died aged just 63.
Earlier in the year my wife and I bought a video box set of Poldark at a charity shop.
The series was hugely popular when first broadcast in the 1970s, attracting around 15 million viewers.
Watching it again today, I can understand why. There's gripping storylines, great acting and characterisation. Not only that but it has a profound message too. The anti-greed, pro-worker values which the series promoted reflected the progressive values of Britain's most left-wing decade.
You can read the whole article here.