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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling 

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 ... See full summary »
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1997  
4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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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 Aunt Western 5 episodes, 1997
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 Parson Supple 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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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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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 Tom Jones (1917) See more »

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Phyllis, Talk No More of Passion
By Henry Purcell
Vocals performed by Max Beesley
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Best period drama adaptation ever!
14 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

I saw this when it was first shown in the UK in 97 and I still love it. It was amazing - fun, gripping, well acted. I fell in love with Max Beesley and it even made me want to read the book. I cannot see how anybody could not get dragged into the great plot and the wonderful acting, music and camera work. Well done, BBC!


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