Adapted by Andrew Davies, 'Fanny Hill' is the story of a young country girl who falls into a life of 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 pursuit of her craft. A vulnerable Fanny (Rebecca Night) is lured to London after losing her parents to smallpox. Seized upon by notorious madam Mrs. Brown (Alison Steadman), Fanny's virtue is tested by the lascivious Mr. Crofts (Philip Jackson). After a daring escape with her true love, Charles (Alex Robertson), Fanny briefly basks in happy domesticity. But when Charles' father, Mr. Crofts, meets his son's fiancee, he banishes Charles to the West Indies and leaves Fanny alone with spiralling debts.