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37 topless scenes in Poldark... and counting!

37 topless scenes in Poldark... and counting!

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:00am 14th July 2019. (Updated at 12:42pm 24th July 2019)

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It has been revealed that there have been 37 topless scenes in Poldark so far!

A series of fun figures have been released as the fifth and final series of the Cornish drama gets underway.

Filming for series one started back in August 2014 and we have had to share Cornwall with the rest of the country (and world) ever since.

Tourism bosses say it has been a welcome boost for the Duchy's economy and believe the legacy will live on long after the TV show ends.

Poldark viewers graph

This graph by Hedgehog Digital shows the worldwide Google searches for 'Cornwall' over the last five years. 

It shows huge spikes during the time Poldark was on our screens! 


Over the years there have been many great moments. 

Data from Hedgehog Digital shows the characters have...

Taken off their shirts 37 times! Ross takes the crown with the most topless scenes (20) 

Drank 207 pints of ale, 125 glasses of liquor and 354 glasses of wine

Sworn 38 times

Kissed 116 times (with 6 steamy scenes per season) 

Had 9 weddings (5 out of 9 happened in the first series)

Galloped 64 times (most of these scenes Porthcothan on Park Head) 


The most shots fired during fights and duels happened in series three with 50. 

Season two saw a total of 47 fights and punches- the most in all the series. 

Then in season four, the most yearned for marriage took place- Drake and Morwenna finally  tied the knot. 

The fourth season was also the deadliest! There were 9 deaths- that's over a third of the show's 23. 

Season two has been the most popular so far with over 69.3 million viewers, but will season five knock it off the top? 

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