Poldark season 5: Final episode schedule revealed by BBC One

PoldarkPoldark season 5 is already in the home stretch, and that is a hard think to accept given that we’re in the final season. It’s also hard to accept that in under a week and a half, the series is going to be over as a whole … and yet here we are.

In a post on Twitter, the show’s official Twitter account has confirmed that following this weekend’s new episode (preview it here), the remaining installments are going to air starting on Sunday, August 25 at 8:00 p.m. local time — that’s an hour earlier than usual on BBC One. The reason for that is the arrival of Peaky Blinders, which is taking the timeslot held by the Aidan Turner series.

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Following that episode, the final episode of the series is going to air on Monday, August 26 at 8:30 p.m. — a very odd decision, both in terms of day and also a time. It’s the final episode of a great series that is being forced to air at a time that is completely off-kilter for the series. Why would the BBC do this, as opposed to letting the show finish off its course in a typical timeslot? A lot of it has to do with the fact that the network doesn’t really need Poldark to perform big anymore, and they also figure that viewers who do love the series will find it. They have other stuff that they want to get out there on the air, and there is a real recognition here that this Sunday – 9:00 p.m. timeslot is one of the most important ones that they have. They’re looking to lean into that in just about every way that they possibly can.

Now, let’s just hope that the finale episodes of Poldark offer everything that we’ve loved about this series over the years — fantastic drama, great writing, and wonderful romance paired with beautiful settings.

What do you want to air when it comes to Poldark season 5?

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