Tess Of The D'urbervilles [Hardy's Women]

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0120210214New three-part dramatisation of Thomas Hardy's novel about beautiful, poor, young Dorset woman Tess Durbeyfield, told from Tess's point of view. In today's episode, Tess's father is convinced that the family's fortunes are about to improve.

Cast
TESS.... Faye Marsay
ANGEL.... Matthew Tennyson
ALEC.... Robert Emms
ROSIE.... Bettrys Jones
CAR D'ARCY.... Alex Tregear
FELIX.... Hasan Dixon
CUTHBERT.... Chris Lew Kum Hoi
JOAN DURBEYFIELD.... Maggie Service
JACK DURBEYFIELD.... Roger Ringrose
ABRAHAM.... Aaron Gelkoff
ELIZABETH/ LIZA LU.... Ell Potter
ISAAC.... Noah Leggott
LILY.... Tayla Hutchinson
MRS D’URBERVILLE.... Elizabeth Counsell
TOM.... David Seddon
PARSON.... Tony Turner

Author, Thomas Hardy
Dramatist, Katie Hims
Musical arrangement, Colin Guthrie
Hardy adviser, Professor Graham White
Director, Mary Peate

NOTES:

During 2021 on Radio 4, Hardy’s Women takes a fresh look at some of the novels of Thomas Hardy through the eyes of his female protagonists. Tess of the D’Urbervilles is the first dramatisation. Later titles include Jude the Obscure, The Woodlanders, The Hand of Ethelberta and Two on a Tower.

Dramatisation of Hardy's novel about beautiful, poor, virtuous Tess Durbeyfield

Bold new dramatisations of Thomas Hardy novels through the eyes of his female protagonists

0220210221Dramatisation of Hardy's novel about Tess Durbeyfield, a beautiful, poor young Dorset woman. In today's episode, Tess tries to make a clean break with her past by going to work at Talbothay's Dairy, a world away in a different vale.

Cast:
TESS.... Faye Marsay
ANGEL.... Matthew Tennyson
CRICK.... John Dougall
IZZY.... Kathleen Cranham
MARIAN.... Bettrys Jones
RETTY.... Ell Potter
CHARWOMAN.... Alex Tregear
JOAN DURBEYFIELD.... Maggie Service
MRS CRICK.... Elizabeth Counsell
MAN at the Inn.... Hasan Dixon
FARMER.... John Lightbody
STRANGER.... Chris Lew Kum Hoi
JONATHAN.... David Seddon

Author, Thomas Hardy
Dramatist, Katie Hims
Director, Mary Peate

Dramatisation of Hardy's novel about beautiful, poor, virtuous Tess Durbeyfield.

Bold new dramatisations of Thomas Hardy novels through the eyes of his female protagonists

0220210221Dramatisation of Hardy's novel about Tess Durbeyfield, a beautiful, poor young Dorset woman. In today's episode, Tess tries to make a clean break with her past by going to work at Talbothay's Dairy, a world away in a different vale.

Cast:
TESS.... Faye Marsay
ANGEL.... Matthew Tennyson
CRICK.... John Dougall
IZZY.... Kathleen Cranham
MARIAN.... Bettrys Jones
RETTY.... Ell Potter
CHARWOMAN.... Alex Tregear
JOAN DURBEYFIELD.... Maggie Service
MRS CRICK.... Elizabeth Counsell
MAN at the Inn.... Hasan Dixon
FARMER.... John Lightbody
STRANGER.... Chris Lew Kum Hoi
JONATHAN.... David Seddon

Author, Thomas Hardy
Dramatist, Katie Hims
Director, Mary Peate

Dramatisation of Hardy's novel about beautiful, poor, young Tess Durbeyfield.

Bold new dramatisations of Thomas Hardy novels through the eyes of his female protagonists

0320210228Dramatisation of Hardy's novel about beautiful, poor young Dorset woman Tess Durbeyfield. After her disastrous wedding night, Tess gets a job working on the land of a mean-spirited farmer.

Cast:
Tess.... Faye Marsay
Angel.... Matthew Tennyson
Alec.... Robert Emms
Marian.... Bettrys Jones
Izzy.... Kathleen Cranham
Felix.... Hasan Dixon
Cuthbert.... Chris Lew Kum Hoi
Joan.... Maggie Service
Jack.... Roger Ringrose
Abraham.... Aaron Gelkoff
Liza Lu.... Ell Potter
Isaac.... Noah Leggott
Lily.... Tayla Hutchinson
Shepherd.... John Dougall
Kingsbere Man.... David Seddon
Farmer.... John Lightbody
Labourer.... Tony Turner
Driver.... David Sturzaker
Neighbour.... Jessica Turner
Mrs Brooks.... Jane Slavin

Author, Thomas Hardy
Dramatist, Katie Hims
Director, Mary Peate

Dramatisation of Hardy's novel about beautiful, poor, virtuous Tess Durbeyfield.

Bold new dramatisations of Thomas Hardy novels through the eyes of his female protagonists