A lavish BBC film of Tess of the D'Urbervilles heralds a new generation of Thomas Hardy adaptations. Sally Williams reports from the location in Dorset on a sexually charged thriller disguised as a costume drama.
A classic novel of tragic loss of innocence, seeking justice and redemption, and pining romance. The author tells the story of a young woman who is the victim of a religious, hypocritical, unforgiving society. Full of poetic writing.