DH Lawrence's novel Lady Chatterley's Lover was famously the subject of an obscenity trial. The BBC's 1993 adaptation pulled no punches either but had to tone it down to go out on primetime. ''It's a sexy series but it's not all bonking," said the producer. "It's a great narrative, a classic novel, it has a lot of dimensions apart from the notoriety.
''We are treating this with the integrity it deserves. We have a sense of discipline and style and taste.'' Even so, Joely Richardson and Sean Bean spent a good deal of their screentime bonking.