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Wessex Tales

Synopsis
This six-part collection of adaptations of the works of Thomas Hardy was originally broadcast in the UK in 1973. The first episode was Hardy’s THE WITHERED ARM. Subsequent episodes include FELLOW TOWNSMAN, A TRAGEDY OF TWO AMBITIONS, (with John Hurt), AN IMAGINATIVE WOMAN, THE MELANCHOLY HUSSAR, and the series finale BARBARA AND THE HOUSE OF GREBE, starring Joanna McCallum and Ben Kingsley. Among the writers who adapted WESSEX TALES for the small screen were David Mercer and Dennis Potter.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
1973
Subjects
Literature
Keywords
English literature; Hardy, Thomas; television drama; Literary adaptation

Credits

Director
Gavin Millar; Michael Tuchner
Writer
Thomas Hardy
Cast
Ben Cross 
Ben Kingsley 
Billie Whitelaw 
Claire Bloom 
David Troughton 
Edward Hardwicke 
Jane Asher 
John Hurt 
Nick Brimble 
Paul Dawkins 
Paul Rogers 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
360 minutes
Year
2014

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

Acorn Media UK

Email
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Web
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Fax
020 7627 250
Address
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Notes
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