All six stand-alone episodes of the 1970s BBC drama series based on short stories written by Thomas Hardy. Episodes are: 'The Withered Arm', 'Fellow Townsmen', 'A Tragedy of Two Ambitions', 'An Imaginative Woman', 'The Melancholy Hussar and 'Barbara of the House of Glebe'. John Hurt, Ben Kingsley and David Troughton are among the actors who feature in the series.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: 2-DVD Set, Biographies, Filmographies, Interactive Menu, Photo Gallery, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Celebrated writers, actors and directors bring six Thomas Hardy tales to exceptional life in this stunning collection from 1973. In 1973, the BBC commissioned six writers, six directors and an exceptional cast of actors to undertake the Wessex Tales of Dorset author Thomas Hardy. These included writers such as Dennis Potter and William Trevor; directors like Mike Newell and actors like Billie Whitelaw, John Hurt, Claire Bloom and Ben Kingsley. These tales - of witchery, revenge, thwarted passion, costly ambition, buried desire, madness and betrayal - find their participants entrapped repeatedly by fate - always at liberty to make choices, but inevitably confronted by their destiny. Features six dramatisations of Thomas Hardy's short stories: The Withered Arm, Fellow Townsmen, A Tragedy Of Two Ambitions, An Imaginative Woman, The Melancholy Hussar and Barbara Of The House Of Glebe. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, ...Wessex Tales - Complete Series - 2-DVD Set