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Andrew Davies (screenplay)
John Cleland (novel)
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Release Date:
22 October 2007 (UK) See more »
Orphaned by smallpox, young Lancashire country lady Fanny Hill cheerfully accepts her friend Esther... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 11 of 12)

Rebecca Night ... Fanny Hill (2 episodes, 2007)

Alison Steadman ... Mrs. Brown (2 episodes, 2007)

Hugo Speer ... Mr. H (2 episodes, 2007)

Emma Stansfield ... Esther Davies (2 episodes, 2007)
Joanna Miller ... Emma (2 episodes, 2007)
Carli Norris ... Phoebe (2 episodes, 2007)

Ruth Sheen ... Mrs Jones / ... (2 episodes, 2007)

Samantha Bond ... Mrs. Cole (2 episodes, 2007)

Claire Murphy ... Louisa (2 episodes, 2007)
Alex Robertson ... Charles Standing (2 episodes, 2007)

Philip Jackson ... Mr. Croft (2 episodes, 2007)

Series Directed by
James Hawes (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
John Cleland (unknown episodes)
Andrew Davies (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Sally Head .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Nigel Marchant .... producer (unknown episodes)
Eleanor Moran .... executive producer: BBC (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Rob Lane (unknown episodes)
Rohan Stevenson (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
James Aspinall (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Sue Wyatt (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Marilyn Johnson (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
David Roger (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Art Direction by
Kate Evenden (2 episodes, 2007)

Mari Lucaccini (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Jo Kornstein (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Costume Design by
Lucinda Wright (unknown episodes, 2007)
Series Makeup Department
Catherine Davies .... supervising hair & make up artist (unknown episodes, 2007)
Sallie Adams .... chief hair designer / chief makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Amy Coop .... additional second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Paul Judges .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Emily Perowne .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Rachael Speed .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Lee Trevor .... first assistant director: second unit (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Neil Alexander .... dressing props (2 episodes, 2007)
Dave Williams .... property assistant / props (2 episodes, 2007)

Matilda Wainwright .... stand-by art director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Alun Banks .... sound maintenance (unknown episodes)
Nigel Edwards .... dubbing mixer (unknown episodes)
Laurence Gale .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Les Honess .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Blair Jollands .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jimmy Harris .... electrician (2 episodes, 2007)
Greg Murray .... grip assistant (2 episodes, 2007)

Aaron Walters .... best boy (unknown episodes, 2007)
Richard Brierley .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Sandra Coulson .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
John Hembrough .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
Jo McIvor .... camera trainee (unknown episodes)
Angus Muir .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Gavin Walters .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting (unknown episodes)
Emma Callinan .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
David Cooper .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joanne Hayes .... costume assistant (2 episodes, 2007)

Sally Davis .... costume assistant (unknown episodes)
Cristy Watson .... costume assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Matt Berkeley-Lobato .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2007)
Perry Gibbs .... colorist (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Transportation Department
Steve Rivenell .... cast driver: Rebecca Night (2 episodes, 2007)
Martin Walsh .... facilities driver (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Other crew
Gillian Clarke .... script editor (2 episodes, 2007)
Ray Leek .... titles designer (2 episodes, 2007)

Angus Finlayson .... floor runner (unknown episodes)
Chris Judd .... floor runner: re-shoots (unknown episodes)

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60 min (2 episodes)

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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 »
Continuity: 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 »
[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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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable adaptation, 16 February 2009
Author: opusv5 from Ottawa, Canada

I've seen a 1983 British version of "Fanny Hill," which was enjoyable in a slap and tickle sort of way. This recent opus is probably a more "serious" treatment, with much less explicit sex than the 1980s film. The young woman playing Fanny here was very attractive, and this adaptation does, I believe, stick to the novel's premise in that Fanny does not make any real apologies for her past. It was circumstances that got her into prostitution, but she basically chose to stay there until it was possible for her to leave it. The film does comment on the double-standard of that era (and ours still) in that Mr. H. finds what Fanny does to be dishonest while willingly entering brothels himself. Yet some of the males, especially that terminally-ill young man who wants to pass his last days with Fanny and her co-workers, are sympathetic. Anyway, the costumes were good, period atmosphere authentic, and leading actress lovely (including brief nudity)and entertaining.

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