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 Henry Fielding (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Squire Allworthy (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Benjamin Partridge (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Mr. Square (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Reverend Thwackum (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Squire Western (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Aunt Western (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Tom Jones / ... (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Blifil (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Sophia Western (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Parson Supple (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Honour (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Mr. Dowling (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Mrs. Fitzpatrick (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Jenny Jones (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Mrs. Miller (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Jack Nightingale (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Nancy Miller (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Lady Bellaston (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Lord Fellamar (3 episodes, 1997)
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A new adaptation of the classic novel by Henry Fielding of the life, loves and adventures of the charming rascal Tom Jones. A foundling child born of a serving wench but allowed to grow up in the privileged surroundings of Squire Allworthy's household. This position allows him to grow up with, make the acquaintance of and eventually fall in love with the beautiful daughter of his wealthy neighbour, Sophia Western. However, the path to true love rarely runs smooth and family pressure, the difference in their parentage and 18th century social custom prevent the young lovers from being together. Eventually both are forced out of their gentile, protected surroundings and into the great wide world to see what adventures real life might bring... Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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5 April 1998 (USA)  »

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História de Tom Jones Enjeitado  »

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While filming a scene in which their characters get into a physical confrontation, Brian Blessed actually punched Peter Capaldi in the face so hard he knocked him unconscious. See more »

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Version of The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones (1976) See more »

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Phyllis, Talk No More of Passion
By Henry Purcell
Vocals performed by Max Beesley
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More than worth watching!!!
23 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am indeed a big fan of these screen adaptations of classic old novels. And this is just another great series that I have come across.

"The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling" tells a wonderful story that is lovable and highly entertaining. It is typical enough to make you love and sympathize with the heroes, and at the same time hate the devilish villains, but with enough subplots to keep the story interesting and keep you wondering what's going to happen next.

The actor, Max Beesley, who at the first time was just a newcomer, did the best job anyone could ever have done for the character. Other actors brought much delight and joy to the story. The characters were intelligently created, both leads and minors, and they were all interpreted so well by a talented cast.

Let's see....if you love the old-traditional British story with just enough laughs and dramas, something that will leave you with a good feeling in the end and a story that you would want to watch again and again, then this is definitely the right choice for you!


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