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BBC Three Was Killed Off To Make Room For New Versions of Old Versions Of Older Books

by | 24th, April 2014

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WHILE the world moves on at a terrifying speed, there’s one thing you can always rely on the BBC’s fondness for wheeling out the cadavers of old books.

If it has hay dappled by golden sun, people heaving their bosoms in bay windows, rugged bastards who own loads of land and randy farmhands, you know that the BBC is going to be all over it like a rash, making cat-ladies and men in corduroy swoon with gusset quivering delight.

And right on cue, BBC One is going to air a new adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover as part of a special season based around twentieth century literature.

Jed Mercurio who is adapting the D.H Lawrence classic says: “Lady Chatterley’s Lover is a novel that constitutes a milestone of English literature. I’m immensely excited by this opportunity to dramatise its iconic themes in a fresh and original way.” And if it’s anything like the one shown years ago with Sean Bean (pronounced ‘Shaun Baun’ for the record), lonely ladies and gay gentlemen will definitely be treated

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