The current BBC series Poldark is set in Cornwall, and not only were most of the locations filmed in the county, but most of the actors who performed in the show are actually from the region, albeit not the über-famous leads. Little known fact. The beauty and authenticity of the programme has been praised in many circles (why this is such a surprise we don’t know – you point a camera at Cornwall and you get a screenful of Cornwall!), the reviews have all been of the rave variety, and it promises to be the most successful thing the BBC have shown since, well, the original series of the 70’s! Lovers of Poldark now even have their own name in Cornish – the Polldargoryon. We didn’t see a single pasty in it, though, which is just weird.