This is indeed a very good adaptation of the story, and yes it does, as someone else indicated, stick closer to the original story. No hairy-handed fanged-toothed My Hyde here I'm afraid, just a suave, man about town who does have a bit of a temper. That said, there is one seen early on where, as Mr Hyde, he heads off back to a room with a 14 year old girl and tells her to take off all her clothes. Thankfully nothing was shown, but would that get past the sensors these days? I dont think so somehow. Just a small blip for me. As to the acting, I have to say David Hemmings performance as Jekyll / Hyde didnt quite hit the mark for me. Nor did Diana Dors, who only appears in a couple of scenes. Even Gretchen Franklin (Eastenders' Ethel Skinner) beat her and she was only in one scene. For me, the person who acted everybody of the screen here was Toyah Willcox, as Janet the maid. Brilliant performance from her. Clive Swift also did well for me and made me forget about his other well known persona as Richard in Keeping Up Appearances. All in all, this a good version of the story as I said before. One final minus point, the crap early 80's incidental music was slightly annoying.