Lady Chatterley (TV serial)

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Lady Chatterley
Lady Chatterley vhs cover.jpg
Based on Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
Written by Ken Russell
Michael Haggiag
Directed by Ken Russell
Starring Joely Richardson
Sean Bean
James Wilby
Hetty Baynes
Shirley Anne Field
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 4
Executive producer(s) Tom Donald
Robert Haggiag
Barry Hanson
Johan Eliasch
Producer(s) Michael Haggiag
Cinematography Robin Vidgeon
Editor(s) Mick Audsley
Peter Davies
Alan Mackay
Xavier Russell
Running time 55 minutes
Production company(s) London Film Productions in association with Global Arts for BBC
Original network BBC1
Picture format 4:3
Audio format Stereo
Original release 6 June (1993-06-06) – 27 June 1993 (1993-06-27)

Lady Chatterley is a 1993 BBC television serial starring Sean Bean and Joely Richardson. It is an adaptation of D. H. Lawrence's novel Lady Chatterley's Lover, first broadcast on BBC1 in four 55-minute episodes between 6 and 27 June 1993. A young woman's husband returns wounded after the First World War. Facing a life with a husband now incapable of sexual activity she begins an affair with the groundskeeper. The film reflect's Lawrence's focus not only on casting away sexual taboos but also the examination of the class system prevalent in early-twentieth-century Britain.

The opening credits state it is based on the "novels" by D.H. Lawrence. As the novel existed in three separate complete versions, this may mean the screenplay borrows material from all three versions of the novel. The first two versions are entitled The First Lady Chatterley and John Thomas and Lady Jane. There are significant differences in plot and characterization between the three versions.


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