Tom Jones

  • by Henry Fielding
  • Narrated by Patience Thompson, Anton Lesser, Annette Crosbie, Hannah Gordon, Sarah Badel, Martin Jarvis
  • 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Henry Fielding's rollicking comic masterpiece. Found one evening in the bed of the rich and benevolent Mr Allworthy, baby Tom grows up in the guardianship of the kindly squire. He develops into a good-hearted fellow who is nonetheless resented by Allworthy's mean-natured heir and nephew, Blifil. Tom's naive inability to resist a pretty face lands him in hot water when the gamekeeper's daughter declares herself pregnant. Since Tom has fallen in love with the squire's daughter, Sophia, who is herself betrothed to Blifil, the foundling finds himself banished from the Allworthy household. In pursuing the runaway Sophia to London, Tom embarks upon a series of riotous, and frequently amorous, adventures. However further trouble, and the revelation of his true identity, await him in London.
Starring Anton Lesser as Tom, with Annette Crosbie, Hannah Gordon, Sarah Badel and Martin Jarvis.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

First rate adaption of a great English novel

Would you listen to Tom Jones again? Why?

Yes. The script and performances are superb

What was one of the most memorable moments of Tom Jones?

The dialogue is brilliant. Anton Lesser is simply superb as Tom.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

It is really evident that the cast enjoyed themselves with this performance. They approach their roles with tremendous vigour and gusto.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


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- Stewart Gardiner

Great voice acting

Smutty, humorous, and enthralling. Another great BBC dramatization! Listen to it all in one day. Worth the price considering how long it is.
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- Eli

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-07-2012
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited