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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 Christopher Fairbank: Groby Ruth Jones: Joan Durbeyfield Christine Bottomley: Kate Hugh Skinner: Felix Clare Jeany Spark: Mercy Chant Eddie Redmayne: Angel Clare Donald Sumpter: Parson Tringham Trevor Cooper: Mr. Crick Steven Robertson: Cuthbert Clare Jessica Turner: Mrs. Clare Arwel Gruffydd: Farmer Hans Matheson: Alec D'Urberville Rebekah Staton: Marion Ian Puleston-Davies: John Durbeyfield Gemma Arterton: Tess Durbeyfield Jo Woodcock: Liza-Lu Durbeyfield Emily Beecham: Retty Priddle Sarah Badel: Mrs. Brooks Jodie Whittaker: Izzy Huett Sally Bankes: Mrs. Crick Kenneth Cranham: Mr. Clare

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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