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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Alex Robertson ...  Charles Standing 2 episodes, 2007
Philip Jackson ...  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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Official Sites:

BBC Four [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fanny Hill - Egy örömlány emlékiratai See more »

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Sally Head Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(2 episodes)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mrs. Brown: We're going to leave you a while with Mr. Crofts, Fanny. You be sure to entertain him prettily. Can you do that for me, Fanny?
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A movie to watch just for fun
10 February 2010 | by so_she_saysSee all my reviews

It is quite silly but the book -for those who have read it- is also written for the sole purpose of entertaining and certainly it is nothing but an excuse to write about sex, innocent girls turning into prostitutes and brothels... and of course a prince charming to save such a foolish girl from her wretched life. The brothel life is presented as being something of an orgiastic paradise and love emerges i would say rather unrealistically in these circumstances. It's a movie to watch just for fun, it has lots of erotic scenes some rather perverted I would say! I liked the costumes and the atmosphere. I didn't like the way the love story develops. It's too far-fetched.


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