How to Watch Tess of the D'Urbervilles Online in The UK

Seasons: 1

Released: 2008

Rated: TV-PG


Updated: 27th Sep, 2021
Genres: Drama, Romance
Director: N/A

The cast of Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Gemma Arterton, Eddie Redmayne, Ruth Jones, Hans Matheson

What is Tess of the D'Urbervilles about?

In the late 19th century, Tess Durbeyfield is sent off to visit a rich cousin, Alec D'Urberville, when her parents learn that they are distantly related. Tess takes a disliking to the man and his attempts at seduction are rebuffed. Returning from a village party he forces himself on the innocent girl who eventually makes her way back to her parents' home. Ashamed and pregnant she seems destined to forever being marked a certain kind of woman. After the death of her child, she makes her way to a prosperous farm where, working as a milkmaid, she meets and eventually marries the handsome Angel Clare. On learning of her past however, he abandons her and with little choice and facing a life of extreme hardship, again falls into Alec's clutches and becomes a kept woman.

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