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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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...  Henry Fielding 5 episodes, 1997
...  Squire Allworthy 5 episodes, 1997
...  Benjamin Partridge 5 episodes, 1997
...  Mr. Square 5 episodes, 1997
...  Reverend Thwackum 5 episodes, 1997
...  Squire Western 5 episodes, 1997
...  Aunt Western 5 episodes, 1997
...  Tom Jones / ... 5 episodes, 1997
...  Blifil 5 episodes, 1997
...  Sophia Western 5 episodes, 1997
...  Parson Supple 5 episodes, 1997
...  Honour 5 episodes, 1997
...  Mr. Dowling 4 episodes, 1997
...  Mrs. Fitzpatrick 4 episodes, 1997
...  Jenny Jones 3 episodes, 1997
...  Mrs. Miller 3 episodes, 1997
Matt Bardock ...  Jack Nightingale 3 episodes, 1997
...  Nancy Miller 3 episodes, 1997
...  Lady Bellaston 3 episodes, 1997
...  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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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 (1996) See more »

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Air XX, The Beggar's Opera: March in Rinaldo
Music composed by George Frideric Handel (as Georg Friedrich Händel)
Lyrics composed by John Gay
Vocals performed by Brian Blessed
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9 August 2000 | by See 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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