This is a real romp through history. I have no doubt that it was a shocking tale when it was first published and the director has tried to capture that feeling in the filming. The full frontal nudity (both male and female) caused a slight stir when it was first aired (last century!!), but it is totally within the context of the story/film. The acting is excellent and the casting of Brian Blessed as the heroine's father is fantastic - it could only be him! Well worth the money and the time to watch!
the history of Tom Jones by daniel defoe
The production has a good all star cast, the costumes are very accurate to the period of early 18th century england, The typically english locations used in the filming are very beautiful and take one back to the period.