So apart from them having sex starkers, which you wouldn't be able to put on any channel, I think we are quite rude."However, screenwriter Jed Mercurio also promised that the emotional aspect of the story will be a big part of the series."It was very important that as many scenes as possible were about drawing out the love affair," he said.The book was found not to have breached the bill but six decades on is still notoriously one of the most explicit books of all time.Lady Chatterley's Lover airs on BBC One on Sunday September 6 at 9pm.It's alluded to in the book, but our story slightly pulls the curtains back on that.
The latest screen incarnation of DH Lawrence's 1928 novel about an aristocratic woman's affair with a lowly gamekeeper stars The Borgias' Holliday Grainger as Lady Chatterley, James Norton as her husband, Clifford, and Game of Throne's Richard Madden as her lover, Oliver Mellors.
Branded as "the new Poldark" thanks to images of a bare-chested Richard in the trailer, the story of forbidden love, which crosses the gulf in classes, is certain to set pulses racing.
Speaking to The Sun, she admitted: "I was quite shocked reading the script, and when I saw the film, watching one sex scene."I’m not sure what more we could have shown unless it was porn.
I’ve watched lots of Hollywood films where the girl wears a bra in bed – we didn’t do that."So apart from having them have sex starkers, which you wouldn’t be able to put on any channel, I think we are quite rude."Penguin publishers were put on trial when the book was first released in 1960 under the Obscene Publications Act of 1959 because of its overtly graphic sexual content.
Jame Norton's full interveiw appears in Radio Times.
has promised the series will be as raunchy as DH Lawrence's famous novel.