One of the most popular books from the 18th century, Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones is getting a new, lighthearted adaptation.
Tom Jones, played by Solly McLeod, is a charming foundling and ladies’ man who sets out on a voyage of self-discovery while attracting the attention of several women in this four-part period drama showing on PBS Masterpiece and ITVX.
Tom Jones Release Date
According to sources, On Sunday, April 30, the first episode of the series will premiere on PBS Masterpiece, and all four episodes will be available online with a PBS Passport.
The drama will premiere on ITV1 at a later date in the UK, but all four episodes will be available on ITVX beginning Thursday, May 4.
Tom Jones Cast Members: Who Are in It?
Sophie Wilde (Eden, You Don’t Know Me) co-stars Sophia, and Solly McLeod (The Rising, House of the Dragon) plays the lead role of Tom.
Kind Squire Allworthy is played by James Fleet of The Vicar of Dibley, Sophia’s grandfather Squire Western is played by Alun Armstrong of New Tricks and Sherwood, and her prim and proper Aunt Western is played by Shirley Henderson of Harry Potter and The House Across the Street.
Hannah Waddingham, who plays Sophia’s conniving aunt Lady Bellaston in Ted Lasso, is after Tom when he visits London.
Julian Rhind-Tutt (The Larkins) plays Fitzpatrick, the abusive husband of Sophia’s aunt Harriet, who is played by Tamzin Merchant (Carnival Row).
Pearl Mackie, known for her roles in Doctor Who and The Long Call, plays Sophia’s vivacious maid Honour.
The daughter of Black George (Dean Lennox Kelly of Shadow and Bone), a local poacher, is played by former Coronation Street star Lucy Fallon.
Squire Allworthy’s nephew William Blifil (James Wilbraham, In My Skin), who despises Tom, is played by Felicity Montagu (Beyond Paradise), who plays Blifil’s mother, Bridget.
Janine Duvitski of Benidorm plays Squire Allworthy’s crabby maid Mrs. Wilkins. Disgraced educator Daniel Rigby (Landscapers) befriends Tom and ends up becoming a close friend of Tom’s.
Tom Jones Plotline: What Can We Expect From It?
Tom Jones is “kind, handsome, free-spirited, and very popular with the ladies,” but when he falls in love with “wealthy heiress Sophia Western, and she falls in love with him,” their mutual inability to escape their “lowly birth” becomes a problem.
Since Tom’s family is against the marriage, he is exiled, and Sophia runs away to avoid an arranged marriage to William Blifil, heir to Paradise Hall. Lady Bellaston, who has made it her goal to “destroy their love,” awaits them in London.
Is There Any Trailer for Tom Jones?
Tom is sucked into a world of seduction, masked balls, sword fights, rivalry, and the hunt for true love as Sophia introduces the plot in the teaser.
When Allworthy returns home to Somersetshire from a trip to London, he finds his unmarried sister Bridget and a baby boy waiting for him in bed. Allworthy investigates the child’s background and identifies local woman Jenny Jones and her tutor Mr. Partridge as the biological parents.
Both Allworthy and Jenny depart the county, as does the impoverished Partridge. For more details visit our website Jerseyshorevibe.com