Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Heads up: Lady Chatterley on the Drama Channel

The Drama Channel is showing Ken Russell's 1993 BBC version of DH Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover starting this weekend.

Titled just Lady Chatterley, it is the version starring Joely Richardson and Sean Bean which was originally screened on BBC1 in four weekly 50-minute instalments starting on 6th June 1993.

The first two parts are on this coming Saturday 29th September 2018 at 9:00pm-10:10pm and 10:10pm-11:25pm with the concluding two parts on the following Saturday.

It is definitely NOT the more recent disappointingly-coy 90-minute single-part BBC1 Jed Mercurio-penned version from 2015 that starred Holliday Grainger and Richard Madden.  A comparison of the two versions is fairly symptomatic of how much more timid the BBC (and UK broadcaster's in general) have become in the intervening years with their self-commissioned productions.

Lady Chatterley (1993)
Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015)

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