It was the most famous obscenity trial in history, challenging long-held notions about sex, class, and language. All the details are on record, except what the jury said, thought... and did. Banned in England for 30 years for its graphic language and depictions of illicit sex, D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover finally came before a jury of ordinary citizens in October 1960. In this compelling and highly original BBC drama, Louise Delamere and Rafe Spall star as fictional jurors whose passions are inflamed by Lawrence's prose. After weighing the evidence in court each day, they explore new erotic frontiers. In the end, they must decide whether the novel might deprave and corrupt the book-buying public... and if that is what has happened to them.
Acclaimed writer Andrew Davies (Bleak House, Tipping the Velvet) mixes documentary, historical facts, and imagination to capture a defining moment in history and tell a passionate love story.