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Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008)

Premier :: 2008-09-14

Airs :: Sunday 21:00 on BBC

Genre :: Drama

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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.

Latest Episode

Series 1 - Episode 4 - Part Four
Aired - 05 October 2008

Episode summary:

After her father takes ill and dies, Tess finds herself penniless having breached her worked contract. Alec D'Uberville hasn't stopped pursuing her and offers to take care of her mother, brothers and sisters but she rejects him. Homeless, they set up camp at D'Urberville manor and Alec tells her she has no choice but to succumb to his wishes. Meanwhile, Angel Clare returns from Brazil having contracted yellow fever and in poor health. He sets about looking for Tess but by the time he finds her, she is well established as D'Uberville's mistress. Still in love with Angel, she takes a drastic step before running away with him. They then have only a few days together before it all comes to its inevitable end.

Watch Episodes Online - Episode Guide

+ Series 1

+ Episode - 4 Part Four Aired - 05 October 2008
+ Episode - 3 Part Three Aired - 28 September 2008
+ Episode - 2 Part Two Aired - 21 September 2008
+ Episode - 1 Part One Aired - 14 September 2008

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