Picks and Pans Review: Sons and Lovers

updated 05/16/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/16/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

PBS (9-10 p.m. ET)

D.H. Lawrence's autobiographical 1913 novel about a working-class family in northern England's coal-mining country has been turned into a wanly depressing seven-part Masterpiece Theatre series, despite solid-as-bedrock performances by Eileen Atkins as the obsessive mother and Karl Johnson as the artistic middle son (modeled on Lawrence). (Premiere)


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