Fielding’s rollicking comic masterpiece sparkles with life in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatization. Abandoned child Tom is raised by the rich and benevolent squire Mr. Allworthy, much to the chagrin of Allworthy’s mean-natured nephew Blifil, and develops into a good-natured rake. But Tom’s inability to resist a pretty face lands him in hot water when he impregnates Blifil’s betrothed.
When the lovely Sophia runs away to London, Tom pursues, embarking upon a series of riotous and amorous adventures. However, further trouble and the revelation of his true identity await him in London.