From the DVD case:
Charlotte Coleman stars as Jess, the adopted daughter of a strict evangelist played by Geraldine McEwan. With an upbringing spent learning the bible and praying for ‘heathens in hot countries’ she unnerves both classmates and teachers when she begins school. Later in life she meets Melanie and friendship soon turns to passion. When her mother and the local pastor learn the truth about their relationship they take extreme measures to save her from these ‘unnatural lusts’.
This highly acclaimed production was adapted by Jeanette Winterson from her own best-selling novel and won three BAFTAs including Best Serial and Best Actress.