The BBC have today released promotional pictures for the one off adaption of Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H Lawrence. The drama tells of the love between Lady Chatterley (Holliday Granger) and her groundsman Oliver Mellors (Richard Madden) and the reaction of her invalid husband Sir Clifford Chatterly (James Norton).
Throughout September the BBC will screen adaptions of some of the most popular works of literature from the period. Starting with Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H Lawrence and starring Holliday Granger, Richard Madden and James Norton. Lady Chatterley’s Lover is set to be broadcast on Sunday the 6th of September from 9:00pm. This will be followed by An Inspector Calls adapted from the play by J. B Priestly (starring David Thewlis as The Inspector; Ken Stott as Arthur Birling and Miranda Richardson as Sybil Birling and broadcast on Sunday the 13th of September from 9:00pm); Cider with Rosie (adapted from the novel by Laurie Lee and starring Samantha Morton) and The Go Between by L. P Hartley. More promotional pictures and synopsis below:
Lady Constance Chatterley (Holliday Grainger) enjoys a happy marriage to the dashing aristocrat Sir Clifford Chatterley (James Norton), until he is severely wounded serving in the First World War.
Confined to a wheelchair and impotent, Clifford becomes more distant, and Constance finds comfort in the company of the estate’s brooding, lonely gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors (Richard Madden). In the England of the 1920s the social divide between the upper class and their servants was unbreakable: an affair between a lady and a working man would scandalise society and ostracise them both.
Lady Chatterley must choose between propriety and love, while Mellors risks his safety, as they both strive to evade the growing suspicions of her jealous and vengeful husband.