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