Ferran does supply sex as well as sexual symbolism, but the two are equally placid and ruminative, and the Better Homes And Gardens visual approach makes for a mighty sleepy film.
The Barbarian Invasions' Marina Hands stars as the title character, a British aristocrat who begins to escape a buttoned-down life as nursemaid and companion to her impotent, war-wounded husband when she spies shirtless gamekeeper Jean-Louis Coullo'ch washing up, and begins to make excuses to hang around him.
The book was found not to have breached the bill but six decades on is still notoriously one of the most explicit books of all time.
Lady Chatterley's Lover airs on BBC One on Sunday September 6 at 9pm.
In other words, it's a dreamy sexual idyll, in which Hands and Coullo'ch scamper naked through the rain and decorate each other with flowers, confined only by their own trepidations and obligations.