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Farewell to Lady Chatterley (Sunday BBC1):

'Perhaps the most compelling thing . . . has been the spectacle of good straight naturalistic acting struggling against the grain of bad, vulgar script and ho-ho directorial interventions, and finally losing the battle last night in a shipboard denouement of spectacular tackiness.' Lynne Truss, Times

'It may not be much, but one achievement of Ken Russell's Lady Chatterley is to turn Lawrence's novel into pure farce, except when it's pure parody of his film of Women in Love . . . Yet, 30 years later, to protect what matters, liberals still have to defend rubbish.' Hugh Hebert, Guardian

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