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Tom Jones


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A five-part adaptation of Henry Fielding's comic romance begins with this feature-length episode. Tom, a foundling abandoned at birth, is adopted by the benevolent Squire Allworthy. He grows up and falls desperately in love with Sophia Western, the daughter of a neighbouring squire. Unfortunately for Tom, Sophia is already betrothed to Blifil, his scheming arch-rival.
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Dramatised by Simon Burke
Producer Suzan Harrison
Director Metin Huseyin


Unknown: Squire Allworthy
Dramatised By: Simon Burke
Producer: Suzan Harrison
Director: Metin Huseyin
Unknown: Tom Jones
Tom Jones: Max Beesley
Sophia: Samantha Morton
Squire Western: Brian Blessed
Squire Allworthy: Benjamin Whitrow
Henry Fielding: John Sessions
Aunt Western: Frances de la Tour
Blifil: James Darcy
Bridget: Tessa Peake-Jones
Mrs Wilkins: Sara Kestelman
Partridge: Ron Cook
Jenny Jones: Camille Coduri
MrSquare: Christopher Fulford
Rev Thwackum: Richard Ridings
Honour: Kathy Burke
Dr Blifil: Michael Cronin
Mrs Partridge: Soo Drouet
Captain Blifil: Con O'Neill
George Seagrim: Brian Hibbard
Young Tom: Stuart Neal
Doctor: Niven Boyd
Goody Seagrim: Mossie Smith
Molly Seagrim: Rachel Scorgie
Betty Seagrim: Jane Danson
Mr Dowling: Sylvester McCoy
Parson Supple: Brian Pettifer
Young Blifil: Caleb Lloyd
Young Sophia: Laura Harling

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