The film stars Holliday Grainger as Lady Constance Chatterley, Richard Madden as Oliver Mellors, James Norton as Sir Clifford Chatterley, and Jodie Comer as Ivy Bolton.
In UK newspaper The Guardian, Sam Wollaston wrote of the film's opening scene, "Hang on, what mining disaster at the start of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, you might ask, as I did.
He noted that director Mercurio has "added bits here, borrowed there, taken plenty away. They shouldn’t be: what works on 400 or so printed pages is different to what works in 90 minutes of television.
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.
The adaptation is part of a series of four 20th-century literary adaptations by the BBC, including Laurie Lee's Cider With Rosie, LP Hartley's The Go-Between and J B Priestley's play An Inspector Calls.
Lawrence's 1928 novel Lady Chatterley's Lover, and premiered on BBC One on 6 September 2015.
In the book, he's quite stuffy and set up to be despised, but in our version his snobbery is qualified by his being a young man who is a victim," he revealed."Clifford suffers horribly from the fact that he's unable to satisfy his wife.
It's alluded to in the book, but our story slightly pulls the curtains back on that.