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Tom Jones

Tom Jones

  • Premiered: 
    April 15, 2023
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  • Network: DR1
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 1749 book (The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling) by Henry Fielding 
  • Subject Matter: Period
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Plot Synopsis

Based on Henry Fielding's 1749 novel, "The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling," TOM JONES is a one-hour drama series that centers on the handsome, resourceful Tom and the beautiful and bright, seemingly unattainable love of his life, Sophia Western. He is a foundling of uncertain parentage, while she is an heiress. In 18th-century England, their class differences make their journey to find each other complicated and treacherous. When banished in disgrace by his adoptive father, Squire Allworthy, Tom leaves for London. Not far behind him, Sophia heads there to escape a forced marriage to William Blifil and seek the protection of a trio of watchful aunts: the headstrong Aunt Western, the diffident Aunt Harriet, and the vengeful Lady Bellaston, who comes between Tom and Sophia. Blifil is an unrelenting antagonist -- and the son of Allworthy's reserved sister, Bridget -- who battles Tom for Sophia's hand...a contest that Blifil seems destined to win. Along the way, Tom meets disgraced schoolmaster Partridge, Mrs. Waters, and the irascible soldier-of-fortune Fitzpatrick. TOM JONES made its U.S. debut on Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 9pm on PBS (check local listings). Episodes aired weekly on Sundays through May 21.
On Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 9pm (check local listings), PBS premiered the finale of TOM JONES. Tom's letter to Lady Bellaston threatens to sink his prospects with Sophia. A swordfight puts him in even deeper trouble. A secret emerges.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Mammoth Screen
  • Produced by MASTERPIECE
  • Distribued globally by ITV Studios