Fanny Hill (2007)

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Orphaned by smallpox, young Lancashire country lady Fanny Hill cheerfully accepts her friend Esther Davies's offer to join the London 'working girls' with Mrs. Brown, a madam who recruits ... See full summary »

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 Fanny Hill (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Mrs. Brown (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Mr. H (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Esther Davies (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Emma (2 episodes, 2007)
Carli Norris ...
 Phoebe (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Mrs Jones / ... (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Mrs. Cole (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Louisa (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Charles Standing (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Mr. Croft (2 episodes, 2007)
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Orphaned by smallpox, young Lancashire country lady Fanny Hill cheerfully accepts her friend Esther Davies's offer to join the London 'working girls' with Mrs. Brown, a madam who recruits her as charmingly fresh enough to wait, in-living, on gentlemen. The first night, her room- and bed-mate Phoebe starts her sexual 'education', next she revels in being fitted her first-ever fancy frock. Her first 'client', Mr. Crofts, is neither naive nor attractive, rather a paying old rapist who isn't satisfied. Then the party scene, where men are younger and more charming. Handsome merchant's son Charles Standing declares love at first sight and offers to take Fanny away. After a few heavenly days of young love, they intend to demands Sir's blessing for their marriage, but as the ogre actually was her unsatisfied customer, Charles is made to choose between her and his future and leaves for colonial India. Being destitute, Fanny accepts becoming the kept woman of Mr. H., an earl's wealthy brother, ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Although the word "fanny" is nowadays widely used as British slang for the female genitals, and has been since the 19th century, this connotation was unknown at the time when John Cleland wrote his novel. Consequently, lines such as Mrs Coles's "Be gentle with my little Fanny, sir" would not have been seen as double-entendres. See more »

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When Mr. Norbert dies at climax after making love to Fanny, he collapses on top of her, falling toward her left side. But in the next shot while she is calling for help, he is collapsed on her right. See more »

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[Mrs Bond has introduced Fanny to Mr Harding and his son as a sweet and innocent virgin]
Mr. Harding: That young girl look perfect. And I'm sure she knows... what goes with what.
Mrs. Coles: But they are both so bashful. I hardly know how they will manage. Perhaps if you or I or both of us were to stay here with them and give them a little *help* and guidance as to what goes where. Fanny is *such* an innocent.
Mr. Harding: [smirking] Well the notion does have a certain... piquancy. But I think we can safely let nature take its course.
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A thoroughly entertaining romp
18 November 2007 | by (Southport Lancashire Uk) – See all my reviews

This adaptation of John Clelland's 18th century novel was broadcast on BBC4 recently. Telling the story of an innocent northern country girl who travels to London to seek her fortune it certainly gallops along at an entertaining pace. Along the way, Fanny falls into the clutches of brothel keeper Mrs. Brown, finds her true love, finishes up in the gutter and finally....well, you'll have to watch it yourself to find out! The cast ranges from beautiful to grotesques, all play their parts with gusto and the tongue in cheek script provides enough material for all of them to shine. Everyone looks as if they are enjoying themselves. Made with the BBC's usual high production values and eye for historical accuracy, it's naughty, it's bawdy and an enjoyable, lighthearted piece of entertainment. I'm sure that this will eventually find its way onto BBC 2, it certainly deserves a wider audience - so keep an eye out for it and enjoy!


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