Women in Love (TV series)

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Women in Love
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Genre Drama
Based on The Rainbow and Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
Written by William Ivory
Directed by Miranda Bowen
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 2
Producer(s) Mark Pybus
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) Company Pictures
Original network BBC Four
Original release 24 March (2011-03-24) – 31 March 2011 (2011-03-31)

Women in Love is a British two-part television film, a combined adaptation by William Ivory of two D. H. Lawrence novels, namely The Rainbow (1915) and Women in Love (1920). Directed by Miranda Bowen and produced by Mark Pybus, it features Saskia Reeves, Rachael Stirling, Rosamund Pike, Rory Kinnear, Joseph Mawle and Ben Daniels. It was first transmitted on BBC Four on 24 and 31 March 2011. It was made by Company Pictures and filmed in South Africa.[1]

Instead of death in the Tyrolean Alps, Ivory sets the final scenes in South African diamond mines and desert sands where Gerald meets his demise. Other cast members included as Will Brangwen. Music by Chris Letcher.



In her review for The Daily Telegraph, Ceri Radford praised the performances and singled out Kinnear as the best. In conclusion, she said: "If you love DH Lawrence’s books, you probably loved this rich and well-acted adaptation. However, you may have found yourself cringing behind a cushion in places if, like me, you felt that the most tumescent thing in Lady Chatterley’s Lover was the prose."[2] Sam Wollaston in The Guardian said that the two novels had been "artfully sewn together" and that it was "quite true to Lawrence in spirit, I think", despite saying he "never got on well" with the author.[3]


  1. ^ Gilbert, Gerard (18 March 2011). "Fresh notes on a scandal: BBC4's adaptation of Women in Love has a distinctly female focus". The Independent. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Radford, Ceri (24 March 2011). "Women in Love, BBC Two [sic], review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Wollaston, Sam (24 March 2011). "TV Review: Women in Love; Toughest Race On Earth With James Cracknell". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 August 2013. 

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