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Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Synopsis

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New series 1/4. Adaptation of Thomas Hardy 's much-loved novel in which peasant girl
Tess Durbeyfield is encouraged by her father to seek advancement with their supposed wealthy relatives, the D'Urbervilles. There she meets the charming Alec, who showers her with attention and gifts.
But she soon discovers a dark side to her suitor....
Dramatised by David Nicholls ; Producer David Snodin ; Director David Blair Signed at 1.25am Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel In search of Tess: page 14
Photo gallery: www.radiotimes.com/tess

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Tess Durbeyfield
Dramatised By: David Nicholls
Producer: David Snodin
Director: David Blair
Tess Durbeyfield: Gemma Arterton
Alec D'Urberville: Hans Matheson
Joan Durbeyfield: Ruth Jones
Angel Clare: Eddie Redmayne
Parson Tringham: Donald Sumpter
John Durbeyfield: Ian Puleston-Davies
Mrs D'Urberville: Anna Massey
Abraham Durbeyfield: Joel Rowbottom
Groby: Christopher Fairbank
Liza-Lu Durbeyfield: Jo Woodcock
Cuthbert Clare: Steven Robertson
Felix Clare: Hugh Skinner
Car Darch: Laura Elphinstone
Nancy Darch Sara: Lloyd Gregory
Kate: Christine Bottomley
Mary: Emma Stansfield
Miss Evans: Merelina Kendall
Drunken woman: Sarah Counsell






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