Hardy’s much-loved tale returns to the screen shortly in a new four-part BBC adaptation. This drama tie-in edition is sure to be a huge popular success.
2008 marks the 80th anniversary of the death of Thomas Hardy. This, together with an upcoming and much anticipated BBC adaptation of his tragic tale of love, seduction and betrayal, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, will focus much attention on the author and this well-loved novel.
The new series has been written by award-winning novelist and screenwriter, David Nicholls who wrote Starter for Ten (adapted to film starring James McAvoy) as well as the screenplay of And When Did You Last See Your Father? starring Jim Broadbent and Colin Firth.