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The Black Velvet Gown [DVD] [1991]

Release Date:11/22/2005
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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


    Catherine Cookson's The Black Velvet Gown
    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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Bob Peck
      Bob Peck - Percival Miller
    • Janet McTeer
      Janet McTeer - Riah Millican
    • Geraldine Somerville
      Geraldine Somerville - Biddy Millican
    • Jean Anderson
      Jean Anderson - Madame Gallmington
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      Christopher Benjamin - Anthony Gallington

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