Masterpiece Classic

Tess Of The D'Urbervilles - Part Two

Season 39, Episode 2 of 14

A poor but proud young woman falls prey to a very wicked man and very good one in this latter-day Greek tragedy, set in England's West Country in the late 1800s. Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace) stars as Tess, joined by Hans Matheson ("Dr. Zhivago") as her seducer, Alec, and Eddie Redmayne (Elizabeth: The Golden Age) as Angel, the idealistic and self-deceiving man she loves. In part two, a dark secret intrudes on Tess and Angel's wedding night, driving them apart-each in a separate struggle for survival. Love brings them back together, but not before Alec has re-entered Tess's life.

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