ITV set to revive `Poldark'

Bursting bodices and leather boots will return to television screens at the end of the year with ITV's revival of Poldark, the costume drama hit of the seventies, writes Rhys Williams.

Robin Ellis and Angharad Rees are being approached to reprise the roles of Ross Poldark and his urchin wife Demelza they last played for the BBC 20 years ago.

ITV has secured the rights to Winston Graham's final four Poldark novels, out of which it will create a two-hour drama due to be screened at Christmas or new year. The programme will pick up the saga 15 years on.

tthe Variety Club's Gold Heart Telethon, which has raised more than £60m for children's charities in the past three years, is moving from ITV to be screened live on Sky.

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