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

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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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