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Sad news for topless scything fans: Poldark Season two wrap

15 Apr 2016
Poldark-star-Aidan-Turner-getting-the-brush-off-from-a-crew-member

Credit: BBC. This woman has a terrible job. She should be offered respite immediately. I’ll fill in!

Its bad news for fans of topless scything this week, as Debbie Horsfield, who adapted Winston Graham’s novels for the screen has causally revealed that Aidan won’t be getting his shirt off in season two. I know. I’m putting on a brave face, but inside I’m crying.

Actually, Aidan himself hinted at this in an interview with RadioTimes.com earlier this year – describing season two in one single devastating word:

The reason for this atrocity is the Cornish weather (grr) – The first series was shot over the summer of 2014, and sadly for those of us panting at our flatscreens, season two filmed over the autumn/ winter and has only just wrapped up. Conceded we’ve had a few breezy days and it prob was tad too chilly for any gratuitous nudity – pah! But has the man not heard that art is suffering???

Though I would hate for Mr Turner aka sexiest man on the planet 2016 (Glamour) to feel objectified or under appreciated for his acting prowess (naturally he could act paint drying and make it interesting), it doesn’t mean whoever in TV land ensured that being topless has so far been part of his contract (see also Agatha Christies And Then There Were None ) doesn’t deserve a pat on the back.

The scything scene was not only imploded twitter last March, it was voted top TV moment of 2015 by readers of Radio Times and has apparently sparked a renewed interest in scything – instructors at the National Scything Association (yes doubters – there is one) have dubbed the phenomena ‘the Poldark effect’. Mr MC has even given it a try (note to self, book Mr MC a chest wax).

Season two, based on novels 3 (Jeremy) and 4 (Warleggan) is due to air in the autumn. And yes, I’ll be watching because, before you all write in and tell me off for perving, its a great show – clothes or no.

Perhaps we can start a support group?

#FreeAidan’sBod

 

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