Thomas Hardy's most fatalistic, yet favourite, novel in which Tess is wronged by two men and driven to murder, adapted in four parts by Alan Sharp.

With Claire Rushbrook, Adam Godley, James D'Arcy and Keith Barron.

Directed by Mary Peate.


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Hardy's most fatalistic, yet favourite, novel, in which Tess is wronged by two men with tragic results.
Hardy's most fatalistic, yet favourite, novel, in which Tess is wronged by two men and driven to murder.
When her father discovers that the family is related to the aristocratic d'Urbervilles, Tess is sent to see if she can find preferment.
She meets Alec d'Urberville, who is to have a dramatic effect on her life.
Tess Durbeyfield struggles to overcome the pitfalls of rural poverty and ignorance.
Tess Durbeyfield struggles to overcome the pitfalls of rural poverty and ignorance. Hardy dramatisation stars Claire Rushbrook and Adam Godley.
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Having left her employment after Alec D'Urberville took advantage of her, Tess gives birth to his child at home.
Tess must face the ruinous consequences of her encounter with Alec D'Urberville.
Tess must face the ruinous consequences of her encounter with Alec D'Urberville. Stars Claire Rushbrook and James D'Arcy.
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Tess has finally agreed to marry Angel, but is still torn over whether to tell him about her child, conceived when Alec took advantage of her.
Tess has finally agreed to marry Angel, but will she tell him about her child?
Set to wed clergyman's son Angel Clare, Tess is torn over whether to reveal her past. Stars Claire Rushbrook and Keith Barron.
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Tess hopes that her husband will come to save her.
But then she meets the father of her child, who wants to make amends.
Tess is working at a desolate farm, hoping that her husband, Angel, will come to save her.
By chance, she has met up with Alec, the father of her child, who wants to make amends.
Tess hopes that husband Angel will forgive her, but then she meets the father of her child
Rejected Tess hopes that husband Angel will forgive her - but then she meets the father of her child. Stars Claire Rushbrook.

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