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A Pair of Blue Eyes
Dramatisation of the early Thomas Hardy novel

Dramatised for radio in three parts by Jane Beeson, in 1982. Starring Janet Maw, Jeremy Irons and Michael Maloney.

The autobiographical nature of this early novel caused much intrigue when it was first published. Set on the wild Cornish coast; where Hardy courted his first wife, it tells the story of Elfride, the beautiful daughter of a local parson, whose fate it is to be loved by two very different men. Her first suitor is a young architect working on her father's church, but a mystery surrounds his past which when revealed is to cause her much anguish.

  1. Episode 1 (49.7Mb)
  2. Episode 2 (50.7Mb)
  3. Episode 3 (50.6Mb)

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