Saturday, April 29, 2023


Tom Jones
starts Sunday night, April 30, on PBS Masterpiece. This is a lavish period drama/comedy/romance. It’s a big-hearted story of two young people finding love against all odds and through many humorous mishaps. Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones is one of the greatest novels in the English language and his epic story has been reimagined for today’s audience: a “rom-com” set in the beautiful English countryside and London of the late 1700s.

Gwyneth Hughes, who adapted The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Vanity Fair for TV, takes on Henry Fielding’s randy satire of 18th-century English values. Also cast: Solly McLeod as the foundling Tom, and Sophie Wilde as his true love, Sophia, who’s now an Anglo-Caribbean immigrant.

This is a four episode series and will be available on PBS Masterpiece, PBS Passport, and Masterpiece Prime.


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