Fanny Hill is a Drama programme that first aired in 2007.

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Fanny Hill (2007)

Directed by
James Hawes

Alison Steadman, Hugo Speer and Samantha Bond lead the cast in a raunchy new version of John Cleland's saucy 18th century novel Fanny Hill.

Adapted by Andrew Davies for BBC Four, Fanny Hill is the story of a young country girl who falls into prostitution in bawdy 18th century London. Forced to take a succession of lovers to survive, she slowly rises to respectability but only after enjoying wholeheartedly the fruits of her labour.

Cleland wrote Fanny Hill, considered the original erotic novel, whilst in debtors prison in 1748 and it has remained a firm literary favourite ever since.

Newcomer Rebecca Night stars as the eponymous heroine. Playing Charles, Fanny's true love, will be another young actor - Alex Robertson.

Alison Steadman (Gavin And Stacey, Pride And Prejudice) plays Mrs Brown, owner of a house of ill-repute, who first introduces Fanny into the "oldest profession in the world".

Samantha Bond (The World Is Not Enough, Distant Shores) plays Mrs Coles, owner of a rival establishment, and Hugo Speer (Bleak House, The Full Monty) is Mr H, one of Fanny's more generous but demanding benefactors.

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Genre: Drama

Production Year: 2007

Production Country: UK

Main Cast

Rebecca Night...Fanny Hill
Image for Alison SteadmanAlison Steadman...Mrs Brown
Image for Samantha BondSamantha Bond...Mrs Cole
Image for Hugo SpeerHugo Speer...Mr H
Ruth Sheen...Mrs Jones
Image for Philip JacksonPhilip Jackson...Mr Crofts
Alex Robertson...Charles Standing
Emma Stansfield...Esther Davies
Carli Norris...Phoebe
Louisa Clein...Susan
Joanna Miller...Emma
Tony Guilfoyle...Old Clergyman