When will the LAST-EVER episode of Poldark be shown on BBC One?

Poldark, Series 5
(Image credit: BBC/Mammoth Screen)

Get ready to find out how it all ends for Poldark and Demelza when BBC One's hit costume drama airs its FINAL episode on Monday 26th August

How will it all end for swashbuckling hero Ross Poldark (played by Aidan Turner) and his lovely lady Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson)? Will they walk off into the sunset together, or go their separate ways?

All will be revealed when BBC One's hit period drama Poldark (opens in new tab) airs its LAST-EVER episodes over the late August Bank Holiday weekend!

The fifth and final series will conclude with a DOUBLE-BILL with the penultimate episode shown on Sunday 25th August at 8:00pm followed by the finale on Monday 26th August at 8:30pm.

Poldark, Ross Poldark

The FINAL episode of Poldark will be shown over the Bank Holiday weekend. (Picture: BBC)

"This is sadly the last episode of the last series," says Charlotte Moore, Director, BBC Content. "Over the last four years it has been a runaway success for BBC One and has become a firm favourite with audiences of all ages. It's been wonderful to follow Ross and Demelza’s adventures and the changing fortunes of the Poldark and Warleggan dynasties."

As the drama, which is based on the original novels by Winston Graham, comes to a close, Ross Poldark is seeking to stop a French invasion and has secret plans to implicate his enemies.

Poldark, Jeremy, Demelza and Clowance Poldark

Demelza with children Jeremy and Clowance on Poldark. (Picture: BBC One)

However, what many long-time viewers want to know is, how will things end for the handsome hero and his long-time lady love Demelza?

"I think they're in a good place by the end of the series," Aidan Turner has teased. "It was actually pretty poignant our last day of filming. It was just myself and Eleanor in doing some of the bedroom scenes. It was quite intimate and quite lovely and seemed to make sense that it was just the two of us."

So this sounds hopeful for a happy ending, right?

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The penultimate episode of Poldark will air on Sunday 25th August at 8pm followed by the finale on Monday 26th August at 8:30pm on BBC One

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