My heart just skipped a bit. I’ve gone from elation to breathing into a paper bag and forcing myself to lower my expectations to realistic levels.
BBC to challenge Downton with Poldark remake – Telegraph
The romantic saga about a British officer returning from the American Revolutionary War in the late 18th century was a Sunday night hit for BBC1 between 1975 and 1977.
It ran for just two series despite its popularity at the time.
The BBC will be keen to claw back viewers from rival ITV, which has seen some of the channel’s highest viewing figures for its costume drama Downton Abbey as well as Mr Selfridge.
Danny Cohen, the outgoing BBC1 controller, has commissioned Debbie Horsfield, creator of the channel’s show Cutting It, to write a six-part adaptation of Winston Graham’s historical romance novels.