By Laurence Sterne.
New adaptation of this groundbreaking comic novel.
Tristram attempts to tell his tragi-comic life story through accounts of his family and friends, his experiences and his ideas, but he continually finds he has to digress.
Tristram tries to recount the tale of his birth, but keeps getting distracted.
Still intent on recounting the story of his birth, Tristram introduces us to the odious Dr Slop.
In telling his life story, Tristram still hasn't managed to get beyond being born.
After the disaster of Tristram's birth, his Father thinks up a scheme to help his unfortunate son.
Having recovered from the disastrous incident with Tristram's nose, his Father is dealt another blow.
Tristram's Father receives awful news, and yet another misfortune befalls the boy Tristram.
Uncle Toby performs a typical act of kindness and falls in love.
Widow Wadman bustles her way into Toby's sentry box and then into his heart.
Events build to a climax for Bridget and Trim in the kitchen, whilst Mrs Wadman is shocked to discover the location of Toby's injury.