The Chatterley Affair

The Chatterley Affair

Director: James Hawes Cast: Rafe Spall, Louise Delamere

DVD (Wide Screen)


Screenwriter Andrew Davies (Bleak House) revisits the scandal surrounding D.H. Lawrence's controversial novel Lady Chatterley's Lover in this original BBC drama that explores every detail of the landmark 1960 obscenity trial set into motion by the passionate and explicit book. First printed privately in Florence in 1928, Lady Chatterley's Lover was promptly banned in the United Kingdom for thirty years. Though the details of the trial were all a part of public record, the personal thoughts and reactions of the jury to this controversial novel have remained a mystery. In this fictionalized account of the trial, Davies attempts to get into the minds of two fictional jurors (played by Louise Delamere and Rafe Spall) to explore precisely how Lawrence's prose inflamed an entire generation of readers.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/30/2007
UPC: 0054961901296
Original Release: 2006
Rating: NR
Source: Acorn Media
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:30:00

Special Features

Trial background; D.H. Lawrence biography; Cast filmographies

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Chatterley Affair
1. Jury Duty [9:45]
2. The Book [6:45]
3. What's It Like? [3:08]
4. Acting Out [6:26]
5. On the Stand [10:39]
6. View of Marriage [5:04]
7. Pillow Talk [3:17]
8. Richard Hoggart [6:34]
9. Plans to Improvise [8:45]
10. Talking Dirty [7:15]
11. Closing Arguments [9:33]
12. The Verdict [12:43]

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