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Four-part series based on the novel by Thomas Hardy. The beautiful and innocent Tess Durbeyfield is forced by hardship to seek support from her 'relatives', the D'Urbervilles.

Four-part drama series based on the novel by Thomas Hardy.

On a fine May afternoon, the beautiful and innocent Tess Durbeyfield spies a handsome young stranger at a village dance, but he ignores her.

Forced by family hardship to seek support from her 'relatives' the D'Urbervilles, apparently an ancient lineage, she falls under the spell of her manipulative 'cousin' Alec - with shocking and lasting consequences.

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Sat 22 Nov 2008 20:10

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Credits

Role Contributor
Tess Durbeyfield Gemma Arterton
Alec D'Urberville Hans Matheson
Angel Clare Eddie Redmayne
Joan Durbeyfield Ruth Jones
Parson Tringham Donald Sumpter
John Durbeyfield Ian Puleston-Davies
Mrs D'Urberville Anna Massey
Groby Christopher Fairbank
Producer David Snodin

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