He drives around in a little motorised car, talks at length about coal mining and is totally, comically oblivious to the glowering sulks of his chippie, oversexed employee.The most dramatic scene is one in which, after discovering Constance is pregnant, Mellors has to push Sir Clifford’s broken-down jalopy. On discovering the identity of his cuckolder, Sir Clifford has a tantrum.Furthermore, without the novel’s access to inner lives, Constance just seems like a vapid upper-class flibbertigibbet and Mellors a gruff working-class grouch.
“I’ve a fear of putting children in the world,” he says, “this machine world, with machine men.” Constance is more in love with the big crazy loon than ever. “I want those people to leave because it’s going to get nasty . What he failed to convey was any sense of conflict about betraying his roots or being corrupted by Connie’s affluence'At first, Connie’s husband was depicted as yet another snobbish aristocratic swine familiar from period dramas such as Poldark, Downton, and The Scandalous Lady W, more interested in the profits of his mine than his wife or their staff. Lawrence’s ending to Lady Chatterley’s Lover were not only dispensed with but changed.Sexually frustrated because of her husband’s injury, Mellors was just the nearest man available – living in the woods. I thought I’d done with it all – life,’ Mellors told Connie at one point, suggesting their relationship was not about sex or love, but just escape – wanting a new life. Here, Connie did not leave to live with her sister and Mellors’ estranged wife did not appear and force Mellors to lose his job by spreading rumours of his affair.“Lady Chatterley’s Lover” is one in a series of upcoming adaptations of classic 20th century literature for the network, including L. Hartley’s “The Go-Between,” Laurie Lee’s “Cider with Rosie,” and J. Priestley’s “An Inspector Calls.” Filming on “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” will commence in October to air in 2015.Now the BBC has produced a new version of the tale of adultery and passion across the class divide starring bright young things Holliday Grainger, Richard Madden and James Norton - and it's causing controversy once again.