I thought this was a fairly enjoyable costume drama, but not for those who easily offended by sexual content. I read the book after seeing it, as I was curious as how the two works compared and I must admit that the adaptation gave a lot more meat to the tale than the original story.
The costumes are beautiful, and Rebecca Knight did a good job in the title role, portraying both innocence and experience as the story progressed.
Hugo Speer put in a good performance as Mr H and came off a tad creepy and posessive.
Alison Steadman was a bit of a revelation as the bawdy house proprietor, but, played the part well.
I would only suggest adding to your collection if you are a die hard costume drama fan, otherwise it is worth a watch and a rental, and at the right price a purchase.