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Masterpiece Episode: "Tess of the D'Urbervilles"

Season 39, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: The conclusion of "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" finds Tess (Gemma Arterton) telling Angel (Eddie Redmayne) about Alec (Hans Matheson) on their wedding night, which doesn't sit well with Angel. Later, while Angel attempts to start a new life in Brazil, she works on a farm and fends off advances from Alec, who has taken a renewed interest in her after a chance meeting.
Original Air Date: Jan 11, 2009
Guest Cast Gemma Arterton: Tess Durbeyfield Christopher Fairbank: Groby Rebekah Staton: Marion Sarah Badel: Mrs. Brooks Jeany Spark: Mercy Chant Sally Bankes: Mrs. Crick Kenneth Cranham: Mr. Clare Arwel Gruffydd: Farmer Ruth Jones: Joan Durbeyfield Hans Matheson: Alec D'Urberville Hugh Skinner: Felix Clare Jessica Turner: Mrs. Clare Eddie Redmayne: Angel Clare Jodie Whittaker: Izzy Huett Christine Bottomley: Kate Steven Robertson: Cuthbert Clare Ian Puleston-Davies: John Durbeyfield Donald Sumpter: Parson Tringham Jo Woodcock: Liza-Lu Durbeyfield Emily Beecham: Retty Priddle Trevor Cooper: Mr. Crick

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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