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Hotter than a microwaved pasty - Aidan Turner is back on our screens as rugged Cornish miner Ross Poldark in a new fourth series of the period drama

Dust off your tricorn hats and brace yourselves for an action-packed hour of drama!

Aidan Turner returns tonight as our favourite swashbuckling hero in the fourth series of the hit costume saga Poldark.

Poldark - George Warleggan

George Warleggan played by Jack Farthing

It’s 1796, Prime Minister William Pitt has called an election, plunging the country into chaos, and Cornwall is suffering under the power of Truro’s MP George Warleggan.

When a corn riot erupts, Zacky’s son Jago leads the charge and Sam and Drake attempt to stop him.

However, their good intentions land them behind bars for a serious crime they didn’t commit – and it’s looking like even their brother-in-law Ross Poldark can’t save them this time…

TV Times caught up with Aidan Turner to find out more about the new series, particularly Ross's relationship with Demelza. Here's what he told us:

'Ross is pretty convinced that she’s fallen in love with somebody else, and it’s hard for Ross because there’s a serious double standard there if he has any problem with that.

But their relationship feels really honest this year; they’ve grown up and come a long way.

Being in London is a new lease of life for them both. Ross has a cool penthouse pad.

I don’t know what George’s house is like, though – he hasn’t invited me over!'

TV Times rating: *****