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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling 

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 ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
John Sessions ...  Henry Fielding 5 episodes, 1997
Benjamin Whitrow ...  Squire Allworthy 5 episodes, 1997
Ron Cook ...  Benjamin Partridge 5 episodes, 1997
Christopher Fulford ...  Mr. Square 5 episodes, 1997
Richard Ridings ...  Reverend Thwackum 5 episodes, 1997
Brian Blessed ...  Squire Western 5 episodes, 1997
Frances de la Tour ...  Aunt Western 5 episodes, 1997
Max Beesley ...  Tom Jones / ... 5 episodes, 1997
James D'Arcy ...  Blifil 5 episodes, 1997
Samantha Morton ...  Sophia Western 5 episodes, 1997
Brian Pettifer ...  Parson Supple 5 episodes, 1997
Kathy Burke ...  Honour 5 episodes, 1997
Sylvester McCoy ...  Mr. Dowling 4 episodes, 1997
Michelle Fairley ...  Mrs. Fitzpatrick 4 episodes, 1997
Camille Coduri ...  Jenny Jones 3 episodes, 1997
Celia Imrie ...  Mrs. Miller 3 episodes, 1997
Matt Bardock Matt Bardock ...  Jack Nightingale 3 episodes, 1997
Kelly Reilly ...  Nancy Miller 3 episodes, 1997
Lindsay Duncan ...  Lady Bellaston 3 episodes, 1997
Peter Capaldi ...  Lord Fellamar 3 episodes, 1997
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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) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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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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Fabulous
9 August 2000 | by Olivia ChilliaSee all my reviews

My Development of the Novel class (a senior level class) watched this adaptation of the novel and found it delightful and enlightening. The class was held during spring quarter after lunch. Even people who normally skipped class on Friday (spring fever, you know) came just to watch Tom Jones.

The costumes were excellent! Honour's and Squire Western's characters in particular were over the top (left visible toothmarks on the scenery), but since this falls into the comedy category it all fits.

I'd highly recommend this for serious literature students as well as for those who have no patience with the written word.


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