Woodlanders, The [Thomas Hardy]

Episodes

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01The Return2000121820160606 (BBC7)
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A tale of thwarted love and ambition set amongst the woodsmen and women of Little Hintock.

Hardy's tale of thwarted love and ambition, set amongst the woodsmen of Little Hintock

After finishing school, Grace Melbury returns to her small woodland village, where her childhood sweetheart Giles Winterbourne is waiting for her...

First published in 1887, Thomas Hardy's classic tale of thwarted love and ambition set amongst the woodsmen and women of Little Hintock.

Read by Juliet Stevenson.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.

02Reunited?2000121920160607 (BBC7)
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Giles is reunited with his childhood sweetheart Grace, but will she return his love?

Hardy's tale of thwarted love and ambition, set amongst the woodsmen of Little Hintock

03Doubts2000122020160608 (BBC7)
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Grace Melbury's father starts doubting woodsman Giles's suitability for his daughter.

Hardy's tale of thwarted love and ambition, set amongst the woodsmen of Little Hintock

04The Doctor2000122120160609 (BBC7)
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Ambition and attraction coincide when Grace Melbury encounters young Doctor Fitzpiers.

Hardy's tale of thwarted love and ambition, set amongst the woodsmen of Little Hintock

05Midsummer Evening2000122220160610 (BBC7)
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Doctor Fitzpiers and Grace Melbury's paths cross on Midsummer's Eve in Little Hintock.

Hardy's tale of thwarted love and ambition, set amongst the woodsmen of Little Hintock

06Restlessness2000122520160613 (BBC7)
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Newlywed Grace returns to Little Hintock with Doctor Fitzpiers, but not to wedded bliss.

Hardy's tale of thwarted love and ambition, set amongst the woodsmen of Little Hintock

Newly-wed Grace returns to Little Hintock with Doctor Fitzpiers - but not to wedded bliss.

First published in 1887, Thomas Hardy's classic tale of thwarted love and ambition set amongst the woodsmen and women of Little Hintock.

Read by Juliet Stevenson.

Producer: Di Speirs

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.

07Suspicions2000122620160614 (BBC7)
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Grace turns to her former lover Giles, while her husband is devoted elsewhere.

Hardy's tale of thwarted love and ambition, set amongst the woodsmen of Little Hintock

08Separation2000122720160615 (BBC7)
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The injured Doctor Fitzpiers writes to Grace, and hopes are raised and dashed.

Hardy's tale of thwarted love and ambition, set amongst the woodsmen of Little Hintock

09Sickness2000122820160616 (BBC7)
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With Giles lying desperately ill, Grace believes that only one person can save him.

Hardy's tale of thwarted love and ambition, set amongst the woodsmen of Little Hintock

10 LASTDesperation2000122920160617 (BBC7)
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Reconciliation is on the cards, with the recognition of unspoken devotion.

Hardy's tale of thwarted love and ambition, set amongst the woodsmen of Little Hintock