Black Velvet Gown

Overview

Filmed for British television in 1991, Black Velvet Gown is a two-part adaptation of Catherine Cookson's novel. The story begins in 1834; Riah Millican Janet McTeer, left penniless by her husband's death, is evicted from her home along with her children. She takes a job as housekeeper for Percival Miller Bob Peck, the reclusive master of Gulmington Mansion. Soon Riah is ruling the roost, as it were, and is in a position to hire and fire servants on her own. Part Two involves the arrival of illiterate serving girl...
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Overview

Filmed for British television in 1991, Black Velvet Gown is a two-part adaptation of Catherine Cookson's novel. The story begins in 1834; Riah Millican Janet McTeer, left penniless by her husband's death, is evicted from her home along with her children. She takes a job as housekeeper for Percival Miller Bob Peck, the reclusive master of Gulmington Mansion. Soon Riah is ruling the roost, as it were, and is in a position to hire and fire servants on her own. Part Two involves the arrival of illiterate serving girl Biddy Geraldine Somerville, and the ensuing consequences. Black Velvet Gown was telecast in the US in 1993 on PBS' Masterpiece Theatre.
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Special Features

Catherine Cookson biographer Piers Dudgeon interview; Producer Ray Marshall interview; Photo gallery; Box set includes an 8 page booklet
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/22/2005
  • UPC: 844628010399
  • Original Release: 1991
  • Rating:

  • Source: Tango Entertainment
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 58,270

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Janet McTeer Riah Millican
Bob Peck Percival Miller
Geraldine Somerville Biddy Millican
Jean Anderson Madame Gallmington
Aran Bell Stephen Gallmington
Christopher Benjamin Anthony Gallington
Caspar Berry Older Davey Millican
Donald Bisset Mr. Morgan
Jon Croft Thomas Froggett
Brendan P. Healy
David Hunt Laurence Gallmington
Louise Lombard Lucy Gallmington
Lizzie McKenzie Fanny Briggs
Val McLane Annie Griston
David Oliver Younger Davey Millican
Susan Richardson Florrie McNulty
Technical Credits
Norman Stone Director
Don Bell Associate Producer
Jennifer Boost Makeup
Michael Chaplin Executive Producer
Catherine Cookson Screenwriter
Carl Davis Score Composer
John MacDonnell Editor
Ray Marshall Executive Producer
Tim Puttnam Art Director
Ken Westbury Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Black Velvet Gown
1. Front Credits [2:11]
2. Not Going Back [8:33]
3. Christmas [12:55]
4. The Black Velvet Gown [6:10]
5. A Pony [9:08]
6. The Road Is Clear [8:56]
7. The Will [8:56]
8. Write Your Name [8:26]
9. Poetry [7:04]
10. Make Your Mark [15:46]
11. France [13:00]
12. End Credits [1:44]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Black Velvet Gown
   Play Feature
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Interview With Piers Dudgeon, Biographer of Catherine Cookson
      Interview With Ray Marshall, Producer
      Photo Gallery
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