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BBC4 to adapt Dh Lawrence's Women in Love

2 December 2009 7:29 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Drama joins TV version of John Braine's Room at the Top in season exploring love and sexuality in 20th century literature

It was responsible for one of the most memorable fight scenes ever committed to celluloid. Now Dh Lawrence's Women in Love, turned into a film by Ken Russell starring Oliver Reed and Alan Bates, is to be adapted as a TV drama for BBC4.

Women in Love and John Braine's novel Room at the Top will lead a season of programmes on the BBC digital arts and culture channel exploring love and sexuality in 20th century literature.

Russell's 1969 adaptation, for which Glenda Jackson won a best actress Oscar, made cinema history with the controversial naked wrestling contest between Reed and Bates. It remains to be seen how the BBC4 version will tackle the scene.

The new adaptation will also draw on Lawrence's The Rainbow, to which Women in Love »

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