Poldark on Masterpiece

PBS | 9:00 pm

Returning to London at the behest of the wrongly imprisoned Colonel Edward Despard (Vincent Regan), Ross (Aidan Turner) is dismayed to find himself in a city gripped by fear as the fifth and final season of this historical drama opens. After foiling an assassination attempt against the king at the theater, Ross agrees to work secretly for the government, winning Despard his freedom. Meanwhile, Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) tries to manage the Cornish estate, where a fire breaks out.