TV Mini-Series | TV-PG | | Drama, Romance
The story of Tess Durbeyfield, a low-born country girl whose family find they have noble connections.
BBC Television's first-ever adaptation of Hardy's novel.
There are two musical anachronisms. First, Angel plays an autoharp which was not invented until the 1880s in Germany, and would not have been an English folk instrument at the time of TESS. Secondly, the congregation is heard singing "How Great Thou Art," which was written in Swedish in 1885, but was not commonly known in English until Stuart Hine's translation (circa 1950).
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