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The History of Tom Jones: a Foundling (TV series)

The History of Tom Jones – A Foundling is a five-part TV series produced by the BBC in 1997. It features Max Beesley in the title role, alongside Brian Blessed and Samantha Morton.[1][2]

It is based on the picaresque novel of the same name by Henry Fielding.


The plot follows the life of the protagonist, Tom Jones, a charming rascal. Born to a serving wench, but having grown up in the care of Squire Allworthy, he becomes enamoured of his neighbour's daughter, Sophia Western. It follows Tom's adventures in London.



  1. ^ "The History of Tom Jones – A Foundling Part 1 (1997)". British Film Institute.
  2. ^ King, Susan (5 April 1998). "Tom Jones Never Grows Old". Los Angeles Times.

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