Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Available on BritBox, Prime Video
Gemma Arterton stars in a passionate and sensual version of Thomas Hardy's infamous novel "Tess of the D'Urvervlles". Whilst unstintingly gorgeous and romantic, David Nicholls' adaptation is an intense, moving and provocative depiction of the tragically beautiful story. When the beautiful and innocent Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting the manipulative Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent...