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The Scarlet Tunic

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Born in Dorsetshire, [[Performer~P310197~Thomas Hardy~thomashardy]] (1840-1928) fictionalized the region as Wessex in his short stories and novels. In 1973, stories from [[Performer~P310197~Thomas Hardy~thomashardy]]'s collection Wessex Tales (1888) were adapted to television for a BBC-2 series (also titled Wessex Tales) that included a memorable contribution ("A Tragedy of Two Ambitions") scripted by acclaimed British dramatist [[Performer~P106930~Dennis Potter~dennispotter]], who later adapted...more

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