At a country fair, young hay-trusser Michael Henchard quarrels with his wife Susan, and in a drunken fit decides to auction off his wife and baby to a sailor for five guineas. The next day,... See full summary »
Reddleman Diggory Venn drives slowly across the heath, carrying a hidden passenger in the back of his van. When darkness falls, the country folk light bonfires on the hills, emphasizing the pagan spirit of the heath and its denizens.
In a drunken and disheartened state, Michael Henchard sells his wife at a fair. When he becomes sober again he realises what he has done, and though unable to find his wife and child, ... See full summary »
Robert Powell plays jude, a self-educated young man who can't escape the role of stone mason in class-conscious england in the 1800s. He falls for his cousin Sue, a beautiful strong-willed woman played by Fiona Walker. The ups and downs of their romance make up most of the movie.
This is a 4 1/2 hour BBC soap and i don't like soaps but this one was OK. Fiona is a very attractive woman and added immensely to the movie. No action and not a very exciting film but i did get caught up in this sad story. In the last hour, an extremely disturbing thing happens. I didn't see it coming at all and it really knocked me over.
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